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 »

Help Israel Be More Just

Help Israel become a more Just Society.  Join the campaign to write 1000’s of letters to Prime Minister Netanyahu, President Reuven Rivlin, Diaspora Minister Naftali Bennett to follow Israel’s Supreme Court Ruling to follow through on the plans to enhance the Southern Kotel (Western Wall) Plaza as a place for egalitarian prayer.  The Ultra-Orthodox threatening…Read more »

Letter to the THE TASK FORCE

(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 »

This to Prime Minister Netanyahu

Reform Movement Leaders to PM Netanyahu: Help End Incitement 12/18/2015 PrintEmailShare Contact: Max Rosenblum or Jacob Kraus 202.387.2800 | news@rac.org Today, leaders of the Reform Jewish Movement addressed the following letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: Dear Prime Minister Netanyahu, In these troubling and difficult times, we have witnessed a worrying escalation of incitement…Read more »

Chanukah at the White House

Wednesday I had the privilege and honor of attending the White House Chanukah Celebration as President of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. It was an inspiring experience to stand among the leaders of the Jewish community from all over the United States – rabbis, lay leaders, professionals of Jewish organizations, politicians, military leaders, Conservative, Orthodox, Reform and…Read more »