Temple Beth El in Glens Falls, N.Y., is privileged to have actor Josh Gray and his family as part of its congregational family. We recently caught up with Josh to chat with him about his career, his infectious enthusiasm and passion for Judaism, and more.
Throughout history, the Jewish people have remained firmly rooted in Jewish tradition, but since its earliest days, Reform Judaism has asserted that a Judaism frozen in time cannot coexist effectively with those who live in modern times. Reform Judaism affirms the central tenets of Judaism — God, Torah, and Israel — while acknowledging the diversity of Reform Jewish beliefs and practices.
As someone who is half-Filipino and half-Hispanic and grew up in a diverse Dallas, TX, neighborhood, I never gave much thought to the politics of skin color and how that affected me – at least not until I entered the Jewish community.