The Jewish community, once pilgrims ourselves, must embrace those who enter our lands in search of new beginnings and opportunities.2 comments
Rabbi Jesse Olitzky serves as part of the clergy team at the Jacksonville Jewish Center in Jacksonville, FL. He received rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary and an MA in Jewish Education from JTS’ William Davidson School of Education. He has been a leader and educator for Jewish youth since 2001, and believes in lowering the entry barrier to synagogue life and finding new ways to teach Torah. Locally, he serves as rabbinic representative of the Interfaith Council on Domestic Violence and as rabbinic representative of Jacksonville’s Interfaith Coalition for Action, Reconciliation, and Empowerment (ICARE). Follow his writings on his own personal blog at rabbiolitzky.wordpress.com and on Twitter at @JMOlitzky.
Olitzky is a contributing blogger for Haaretz Jewish World.