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Secular & wanting to raise my son Jewish. Tips or experiences…?

I am Jewish but was raised secular — the most we would do is celebrate Hanukkah each year. I still feel / felt like I got an authentic introduction to our faith because of my grandparents, one of whom would have been a hazzan if not for WW2. But as my grandparents are now passed, I don’t have that crutch anymore, and I think it’s a bit sad that my son won’t get the same experience.

So does anyone have any advice on how to raise my son Jewish, preferably in the Mizrahi tradition . I know people are going to say ‘join the local community’ or ‘get your family involved’, and while I could do the former, I know I am going to feel so uncomfortable since I hardly know any of the traditions, don’t speak Hebrew, etc — and I live in a foreign country currently where I don’t speak the language fluently.

As for family, only my more distant relatives still practice. Any advice? I’d appreciate hearing similar experiences as well.

I still have time since he’s still only a baby, by the way 🙂

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