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How to get back into practicing Judaism?

I was born in Israel but moved to America when I was very young. I came from a family where my father’s side was only somewhat religious (but we always do shabbat dinners and celebrate the holidays — and don’t usually have dairy/meat in the same meal at home). My mom comes from a more orthodox family which would keep shabbat, etc.

I’ve been living in the US my entire life, basically, and have moved more and more into non-religious, just culturally jewish. Keeping the high holidays and shabbat dinner as cultural traditions more so than religious ones.

But I think there is a lot of wisdom in Judaism that I would like to incorporate into my life, but not sure the best way to do it. I am in my late 20s and single, but I would like to at least try going to synagogue once a week or every other week.

How does that work? It’s been a while… How do I choose the synagogue and sect that is right for me? I actually quite relate to the conservative/traditional way that I grew up with (went to an orthodox elementary school growing up). But the biggest problem with that was that my hebrew isn’t as good as it once was and I never truly understood what they were saying (the ancient hebrew doesn’t help)… I would like to participate and understand when I go, otherwise I feel like I’m just waiting to pass the time. But I also don’t know if I want to go full reform/full english as I feel like that isn’t the background I came from — most of my family is still in Israel.

Hopefully this wasn’t too much of a ramble and someone here can point me in the right direction, thanks!

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