NEW YORK (JTA) – For 10 years, Rabbi Dan Ain tried to take Judaism out of the synagogue.
He convened Friday night prayers in auditoriums with musicians like Matisyahu and Lisa Loeb. He held Rosh Hashanah services in a bowling alley/concert venue. He scheduled an interview earlier this month at an artisanal coffee shop in Brooklyn and showed up in a T-shirt and backward baseball cap, his long hair spilling out of the sides above his long salt-and-pepper beard. [Read more…]