Andy Bachman


If Jewish Seminaries Are Empty, Let's Merge Them

By Andy Bachman

If Jewish Seminaries Are Empty, Let's Merge Them
Rabbi Andy Bachman has a solution for the dwindling number of non-Orthodox rabbinical students: Combine existing seminaries for different denominations into one school.Read More


Censoring Hillels Goes Against Jewish Traditions

By Andy Bachman

Hillel President Eric Fingerhut chats with a student. Flickr: Hillel News and Views. Read More


Don't Believe in God? Come Aboard!

By Andy Bachman

Don't Believe in God? Come Aboard!
Not believing in God shouldn’t be an impediment for joining the Jewish people in the way non-Jews have for centuries: through conversion.Read More


Congregation Needs To Be Involved in Israel To Make a Difference

By Andy Bachman

Congregation Needs To Be Involved in Israel To Make a Difference
How do you deal with Israel from the pulpit? Insist that people visit, roll up their sleeves and dig in. Otherwise, it’s all just talk. And God knows there’s plenty of that to go around.Read More


Laws, Not Words, Can Ease Pain of Newtown

By Andy Bachman

Laws, Not Words, Can Ease Pain of Newtown
For 73 years after her father was murdered, Andy Bachman’s mother felt the system favored gun-owners over victims. Words didn’t help ease her pain. New laws did.Read More



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