Judaism Unbound BREAKING NEWS: Yom Kippur...In a Beer Garden? - Aaron Potek


Image Credit: Jessica Torch

Image Credit: Jessica Torch

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Aaron Potek, Community Rabbi for GatherDC, joins Dan to talk about a Yom Kippur event he recently co-organized. Garnering national news coverage in the Washington Post, The Forward, and Religion News Service largely due to its location in a beer garden, Potek outlines the thought process that went into this event, what it consisted of, and some of his thoughts about contemporary Judaism more broadly.

Read more about the event by checking out these articles that covered it:

Washington Post"An Orthodox rabbi and an Obama speechwriter walk into a bar -- on Yom Kippur"

JTA News: "Spending Yom Kippur in a beer garden"

Religion News Service: "Orthodox rabbi to host ‘alternative Yom Kippur’ service in beer garden"