For the past 37 years, I’ve served as the founding rabbi of Congregation Beth Adam. In 2010, I also founded — one of the first online Jewish congregations in the world and among the largest.

I’m running because I never thought Congress could be so broken. I believe we need leaders who have a strong sense of what’s right – and who
can bring people together to get things done. Politics has been used to divide our nation but we can use it to unite, heal and restore our country.

My work has brought me face-to-face with people in tough situations, people in pain. I’m not afraid of difficult conversations because that’s what it takes to solve problems.

Our country desperately needs leaders who can bring people together, who have the backs of the people they represent.

I’ve had a great career as a rabbi, and my work isn’t done. Read more…

My campaign was motivated by the same belief that drew me to become a rabbi – the belief that each of us needs to leave our world better than we found it, and I will continue to do my part. I am grateful for all of your support, advice, generosity, and engagement with my campaign.

I decided to end my campaign for Congress after Aftab Pureval decided to enter the race. Aftab has a proven track record of unseating a long-standing Republican incumbent, and he is committed to representing the voters of Southwest Ohio in a manner focused on many of our shared concerns.

The response to our campaign was dramatic. In just 10 weeks, we raised more than any campaign -Democrat or Republican – in a single quarter since 2010. Nobody will ever take that away from us.

My decision to step out is to help ensure Steve Chabot is defeated. Aftab needs the time, energy and resources to focus on unseating Mr. Chabot.

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