This was my 4th year celebrating the High Holy Days with my Jewish husband Adam and going to services at the vibrant synagogue in Oakland we belong to.

I have to say, I’ve become a big fan of embracing some New Year Energy at this time of year.

I find it very invigorating and so valuable for refocusing, prioritizing and planning ahead.

Do you also take on some New Year Energy in September/October- regardless of your religious affiliations?

I’d love to hear your thoughts. Please post your comments below.


Here’s me and Adam on our way to services for Yom Kippur:


(After 4 years you’d think this shiksa wife would remember that Yom Kippur is when you’re supposed to wear white and no leather. Especially when I saw Adam wearing his canvas converse sneakers :-)

L’Shana Tova and Happy New Year to all of my Jewish friends!