It’s June and school is out, so you may be looking for some things to do to keep connected to your Jewish roots. Here are a few ideas of things you might look into over the summer to feel culturally and spiritually satiated:
1. Listen to a podcast
Here’s a link to the top 10 Jewish podcasts (according to Moment Magazine). Enjoy discussions of interesting topics and immerse yourself in some audio culture:
2. Attend services
Even though school is out, we will still be doing Shabbat every week. There are more ways than ever to join us – either in person, on our livestream, on our monthly Zoom services and on FB Live. Check out www.templesolel.org for the links each week.
3. Have a picnic
Even though it will probably be pretty toasty, you might be able to have an evening picnic after the sun goes down. Here are some fun places around town to throw down a blanket and chairs and enjoy the great outdoors…
4. Read a book
Here are some of the best Jewish books that came out in 2021, according to the Book Authority:
5. Take a nap
This is one of my personal favorites. Even a quick 20-minute power nap can change up your whole perspective on the day…
6. Do a project with the kids
Here are some fun ideas for making your own fun (literally!) from bimbam.com:
7. Take a day trip
Here are some fun destinations within a few hours drive of Phoenix. They’ll get you out of the city limits, and you might even find some respite from the heat!
Hope these tips are helpful for a fun, safe and rewarding summer!