Elias Zwang grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area in a family that at various times belonged to reform, conservative, and Chabad synagogues. This gave him an appreciation for the beautiful diversity of modern Jewish life as well as the challenges facing our future. Upon graduating from Vassar College with a BA in Psychology and Art History, Elias moved to Israel where he hiked the entire 500 mile Israel National Trail. He made Aliyah in 2012 and for three years worked in non-governmental organizations in South Tel Aviv in support of the Sudanese refugee community there. Now he is a Rabbi and his goal is to help make the Jewish world a more loving and accepting place for Jews and their families of all tribes.