"Rabbi David Kahn has lived a forty-year lie: he is not, nor has he ever been, Jewish. When at his funeral the truth emerges, the Kahn family must struggle with grief and betrayal as their congregation examines their lives and questions their faith. The eldest son abandons his faith as he gets swept up in an affair with his sister's non-Jewish roommate. Lea, the rebellious sister, reconsiders the religion she has tried so hard to dismiss. The youngest son attempts to somehow return faith and order to his family and community and reinstate his father's good name."