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Hoping to engage more with my cultural heritage

Hi all!

So, first of all, I want to stress that I am not personally religious nor am I looking to be. I grew up in the southern United States. Ethnically-speaking, I am Jewish on my father’s side, but he was not really a part of my upbringing. My mother is Chinese, and she did her very best to make sure that part of my cultural heritage was not totally lost. I grew up celebrating Hanukkah and Passover, and she learned to make a few dishes (latkes, knishes, challah). I am so, so immensely grateful to my mother for all that she has done, and because of her I have always considered myself culturally at least somewhat Jewish – Maybe not as much as I consider myself Chinese, but it’s still a part of my life. Nevertheless, I know that my experience has been heavily diluted due to the circumstances of my upbringing, and I really stick out like a sore thumb in Jewish social circles. I want to become more in touch with the cultural aspects of being Jewish, but the sheer abundance of information is quite overwhelming! I took a look at the wiki on this subreddit but I just don’t really know where to start, and I’m reluctant to go to a synagogue because I’m not religious. Some pointers would be much appreciated!

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