[quote=“Taiwan_Student”]It’s a regular synagogue. From my conversations with the Rabbi, it’s a pretty active congregation. Sometimes the Chinese locals out number the “Native Jews” . He told me he teaches anyone who wants to learn Some even convert. There is no pressure.
But’s that’s in Taipei! I’m in the education/child care business. People rely on me to be there to watch/teach their children as well as my own. I can’t leave of a day or two for any holiday, religious or not.
A weekend I could get possibly get away with. Let’s hope the next major holiday falls on the weekend of school break.
Wouldn’t it be easier just to find two, three or ten Jews in all of Kaohsiung or Pingdong. In New Jersey I could not help but trip over them.
Besides-- I’m married to a Bhudist/Taoist and I have mixed kids. I don’t think the Chabad would be happy with me. I was involved with them in an other life.They did nothing but to try to get me hitched. They wouldn’t take kindly to marrying outside the fold. The Taipei Rabbi’s approach is just what the doctor ordered. It’s just too far away.
Come on guys where are you hiding. Can’t find the Manashevitz but Family Mart has some Mogan David Concord Grape. Let’s make a Challah, sing some Hi Nay Ma TOv (the Jewish Kumbaya), some Adon Olam , light some candles, say the blessing over the wine and break bread and get toasted. I miss it![/quote]
Well, I can tell you that Chabad would love to help you out and would consider YOU Jewish and worth helping. Seriously.
But, Chabad doesn’t have a house here, so that’s out.