10 Low-Budget Ways to Celebrate the Jewish High Holidays
Rosh Hashanah, the two-day Jewish New Year, begins Sept. 13 at sundown, marking a marathon of celebratory meals that ends after Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. With synagogue visits that often require paid tickets and cooking up a storm, the high holidays can add up to a surprising outlay of cash. These tips will keep families on budget while still allowing for plentiful meals and meaningful moments.
Rosh Hashanah is typically known for feasting on heavy dishes such as brisket and other meats. Multiple cuts from the butcher can get pricey, so hack away at costs by planning a light meal for the second night. Guests can still enjoy a feast of soup, salads, and side dishes such as tzimmes, a sweet and savory vegetable stew composed of root vegetables and dried fruit.