Be an Ally/Chaver

The word for friend/friends in Hebrew in Chavera/Chaver/Chaverim I am so thrilled to have contributed a chapter to a phenomenal new book on being and becoming an Ally. This new book “Chaver Up!“, reminds us that being an ally is a deeply Jewish value. In the book, my fellow writers and I grapple with the complexity,…Read more »

AIDS is still here

I have done AIDS/HIV work for more than 30 years. In September I participated in a United Nations AIDS-PEPFAR Faith Initiative Virtual HIV Interfaith Conference. The Theme was “Resilience & Renewal: faith in the HIV response”. Resilience & Renewal provided a space for sharing, capacity building and advocacy among people of faith involved in the…Read more »

Pride Inside: A Discussion of Queer Spirituality

My new book  Mishkan Ga’avah: Where Pride Dwells- A Celebration of LGBTQ Jewish Life and Ritual (CCAR PRESS, 2020) was celebrated with a book launch in June for Pride Month.  Pride Inside was a online queer spirituality discussion with queer and allied faith leaders that was co-sposnsored by the Central Conference of American Rabbis and…Read more »