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New Year's Resolutions

Ari Moffic
1911 days ago

Do you make goals for yourself around January 1? Why not talk with your children, your partner, and take some time for introspection at the Jewish New Year as well?

There is an idea in Judaism called Cheshbon Hanefesh, an accounting of your soul, which can be done any time, but is especially poignant this time of year. We have a couple of months before Rosh Hashanah, but it’s never too early to think about our hopes and dreams for this new year!

One thing on your list may be to do more social justice and volunteering as a family. Towards this end, InterfaithFamily and Reform Jewish Chicago are teaming up to present a family, fun, fall holiday program at an urban garden in Chicago called the Gan (Hebrew for garden). This garden harvests 2 tons of food a year for local food pantries and allows for local gleaning by families in need. Kids and adults of all ages are invited to join us on August 26 from 3:00-5:00pm to work in the garden and participate in lots of fun activities from face painting to apple decorating and more. The program is free of charge, but we need registration. Go to to sign-up!

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