Rabbi Avi Weiss is committed to Orthodox Judaism, but his goal is to serve all of the Jewish people
While he is committed to Orthodox Judaism, he clearly states that his goal is “to serve all of Am Israel, the whole of the Jewish people.”
I asked Weiss, “What, in your opinion, is the best way to try to get unaffiliated or, to use my term, not self-identified Jews to become identified Jews?”
“I think the key to reaching an unaffiliated Jews is through love,” Weiss told me. “To welcome people and to accept them for who they are, no strings attached. I think that most unaffiliated Jews feel that nobody cares about them.”
Edgar M. Bronfman and Beth Zasloff, Hope, Not Fear: A Path to Jewish Renaissance (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2008), 55.