The founding rabbi of Judaism Your Way, Brian graduated from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 1994. Before moving to Denver in 2004, Brian served congregations in Chatham, New Jersey and Madison, Wisconsin. Brian also worked as a hospital chaplain in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Inspired by the work of Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi and Ken Wilber among many others, Brian’s vision is a maximally-inclusive Judaism that plays a robust role in the healing of the planet and the liberation of all human beings.
June 25th, 2018 | Season 0 | 45 mins 41 secs
Rabbi Brian Field discusses Judaism Your Way, which, in case you were wondering, is not a congregation. The organization was formed to serve Jews in the Denver area who’d felt marginalized by existing congregations. In particular, Judaism Your Way was created to serve intermarried families. By offering a catered, individualized approach to Jewish experience, the organization has grown large enough that it could be considered a disruptive force in the Denver area. How has Judaism Your Way’s mission evolved as its gone from an upstart to a major force in Denver Jewish life? What does its success mean for more traditional communities in Denver and across the country? Can congregations learn from Judaism Your Way’s approach? And what is the rabbi talking about when he says Judaism Your Way represents the front porch and most congregations represent the kitchen? Rabbi Brian fields these questions and others while Bryan and Rachael try to stay on topic and forget about the theological themes of the original Ghostbusters movie.