When the Rabbi's Other Half Isn't Jewish

We just moved east and are currently shopping around for synagogues. We have narrowed it down to two. We feel more at home with the congregation at one of them, and the rabbi at the other. One of the issues with the rabbi we feel less at home with is the fact that she has a non-Jewish boyfriend — something we just aren’t comfortable with. Seesaw, are we old-fashioned and intolerant? Or is this a reasonable line to draw?

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When the Rabbi's Other Half Isn't Jewish

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