Q&A: How B’Nai Zion’s Sam Rotenberg fell in love with Judaism

The B’Nai Zion Congregation rabbi on music, philosophy — and the shaping of his Jewish identity

Staff photo by Andrew Schwartz / Rabbi Sam Rotenberg poses Tuesday outside the Mizpah Congregation building, which his Conservative Jewish B'Nai Zion Congregation is also using as it works to establish a new permanent home.

Now a few days after the Jewish new year, the High Holy Day of Yom Kippur will begin at sundown Sunday. In an interview, B'Nai Zion Congregation musician and Rabbi Sam Rotenberg discussed the arrayed contexts and communities that have shaped his love for Judaism — and how he seeks...