Welcoming the Stranger

robert bolduc


The first time I came to Temple Israel, I was scared, nervous and unsure of how I would be accepted being a non-Jew. The first person I met welcomed me with warmth and acceptance. She invited me to sit with her, explaining the form and manner of the service. The Rabbi was equally kind and accepting, never viewing me as a stranger. In the months following that first visit, Temple Israel and its members became family to me and now, today, I am a Jew-by-choice and proud!