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 »
To say I am a bit excited is an understatement. But it arrived yesterday! “Gender and Religious Leadership: Women Rabbis, Pastors and Ministers, my new book co-edited with my good friends and scholars, Hartmut Bomhoff , Kathy Eherensperger and Walter Homolka is out! I received the author’s copies yesterday. I hope you are interested in…Read more »
My time as an undergraduate student at the University of Southern California was an important part of my life. I was only there for two years–my junior and senior year of college but it left an indelible imprint on my life. Here is an article published today on the USC Dornsife Website (Liberal Arts) featuring…Read more »
(I haven’t written yet about the fiasco at the NGLTF’s Creating Change ’16 Conference in Chicago last week). I am frankly still processing the outrageous Antisemitism displayed there and the lack of The Task Force’s ability to create safe space. There is much to be said about what happened. But here is a letter sent…Read more »
We released this statement on behalf of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (the oldest and largest rabbinical organization in North American which I have the privilege of serving as President) today in response to the despicable and deplorable statements made by a political candidate. CCAR Statement Condemning Anti-Muslim Bigotry Tuesday, December 8, 2015 The…Read more »
My sermon from Rosh Hashanah Morning 5776 on the ideal of Character.
My Kol Nidre sermon from 5776 on Racism, White Privilege, America’s Journey for Justice.
The following is my Rosh Hashanah Morning Sermon for 5776 Shana Tov. Boker Tov. Good morning and Happy New Year everyone. Character. It is the template of a good person. When we say a someone has character, We mean they are upright; Trustworthy and honest. When we describe a person of character we see someone…Read more »
I just came from Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Interfaith Prayer Breakfast at the official LA Mayor’s residence, Getty House. It is a beautiful grand home with a beautiful back yard and rose bushes and flowers and native Southern California planting. But the colorful garb of the attendees today really made the back yard burst with beautiful…Read more »