Posted on February 28th, 2013

100 Jewish Professionals Walk Into a Church

by Barb Shimansky, MSW

As 130 of us – educators, clergy, and lay leaders who work with Jewish youth – walked into the service, we were struck by church members who warmly greeted us outside on the sidewalk. This seemed like a no-brainer for creating a welcoming atmosphere until I put it into context for my own congregation in Wisconsin; standing outside the building in mid-February is not really an option there! Even so, the notion of how well the FAME members welcomed the stranger resonated, particularly because we often do not accomplish this commandment as well as we would like to think we do within our own Jewish communities and congregations. Read more here.