The Center for Jewish Civilization was pleased to host “Rabbinic Practice in LGBTQ Allyship” with Rabbi Mike Moskowitz on Wednesday, January 22. Rabbi Moskowitz lectured on opportunities that Orthodox Jewish communities have to advocate for LGBTQ issues. “The greatest advancements for modern LGBT inclusivity and equality,” stated Rabbi Moskowitz, “have come from the availability of people being able to tell their own stories.”
About the Speaker
Rabbi Mike Moskowitz is the Scholar-in-Residence for Trans and Queer Jewish Studies at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, the world’s largest LGBT synagogue. He is a deeply traditional and radically progressive advocate for trans rights and a vocal ally for LGBTQ inclusivity. Rabbi Moskowitz received three Ultra-Orthodox ordinations while learning in the Mir in Jerusalem and in Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ. He is a David Hartman Center Fellow and the author of Textual Activism. His writings can be found at www.rabbimikemoskowitz.com.
“Rabbinic Practice in LGBTQ Allyship” in the News!
Missed Rabbi Mike Moskowitz’s lecture? Have no fear! A recap of Rabbi Moskowitz’s lecture can be found in a recent edition of The Hoya. Read the article, “Rabbi Urges LGBTQ Allyship Within Jewish Community,” here.