Open Letter From Raphael Castro

I am not Jewish – unfortunately. If I were Jewish I could make Aliyah and settle definitely in your marvelous homeland. I had the privilege of living four years in Jerusalem.  I blessed every day I lived there, enjoying the warmth and easy familiarity with which...

Why is converting to Judaism so difficult?

Why Is Conversion to Judaism So Hard? By Tzvi Freeman Question: There are many Jews who don’t keep anything Jewish, yet the rabbis demand full observance to convert to Judaism. Is that fair? Response: You have a very good point. Religion, after all, is all about...

In the absence of G-d

Building an Inclusive and Vibrant Community in a Time eof Disconnection and Fear By Rabbi Lizz Goldstein, Congregation Ner Shalom Hate crime statistics across the board rose significantly from 2016 to 2017 (the data for 2018 isn’t publicly available yet)....