Tag Archives: Finding a Spiritual Home

Shmuley Boteach and a Judaism for Non-Jews

There has been some interesting buzz across the web regarding an article by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach that appeared yesterday in the Jerusalem Post. My friend and colleague, Derek Leman, has already beaten me in responding to the article, but his … Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Debunking Myths

During our recent UMJC-sponsored webinar, we asked the question “why aren’t more Jewish people finding their spiritual home in Messianic Jewish synagogues?” We dissected the common myths that congregational leaders parrot to justify the absence of Jewish people in our … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 11 Comments

Creating Spiritual Homes for the New American Jew

Continuing the conversation we started at the UMJC Mid-Year leadership retreat in December, Monique and I recently led a UMJC webinar which is now posted on the UMJC website. (You may need to log-in/create a profile to view the webinar). … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

"Why be … ?"

There is an elephant in the room that many of us either don’t recognize or choose to ignore. We live in a day and age when cultural and religious identification are no longer a given. Being raised in a particular … Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Drumroll Please . . .

As of today, we’re officially launching our brainchild. It’s been our plan since moving from Los Angeles to cultivate the fertile soil of “Yinon the blog” into Yinon … the living, breathing, DC-area spiritual community. Et voila!Here’s a brief primer: … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Read this Book!

On the recommendation of our friend, Yahnatan Lasko, I’ve been devouring the book Finding a Spiritual Home: How a New Generation of Jews can Transform the American Synagogue by Rabbi Sidney Schwarz. Reflecting insights gleaned from the late 90s, the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment