Throughout the various Star Trek TV shows and movies, I've wondered "where are the Jews?" There are Jews today living on every continent and leading in areas such as particle physics. Moreover, early American history shows that many Jews were among the early pioneers to the West and were actively involved in providing supplies to pioneers. So it seems to me to be perfectly sensible to assume that there would be Jewish people in Kirk's time period and exploring space as much as anyone. So my question is, did any of the Star Trek novels ever introduce Jewish characters or Jewish pioneering communities on other planets?
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Memory-Alpha notes that under Jew there have been a number of Jewish characters mentioned in the novels (NOTE: novels are NOT considered "canon" material in Star Trek even though they are licensed by Paramount).
As a humanist and an agnostic Roddenberry saw the future as a world where everyone was atheist. From his Wikipedia entry:
While Jewish means both a race of people and a religion, I could see Roddenberry being reluctant to introduce a character with a lot of culturally religious traditions.