J. (SAN FRANCISCO) -- Marc Dollinger, a professor in the Department of Jewish Studies at San Francisco State University, said the House of Love and Prayer grew out of the search for spirituality by many young Jews who grew up in secular, assimilated households.
“A generation of youth raised in the complacency of the 1950s was searching for meaning,” he said. “Some found it in the civil rights movement. Some sought it in spirituality.”