Jewish Roundtable

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Jewish and Queer Raised: A Retreat for the Next Generation

by Bernard Schlager

The CLGS Jewish Roundtable is hosting the first-ever gathering for adults who were raised in Jewish and queer families and communities.  Over forty young adults ranging in age from eighteen to late thirties will attend the retreat on Sunday, 3 November 2019, on the Pacific School of Religion campus in Berkeley, California. “I feel that […]

Gay Orthodox Rabbinical Student Refused Ordination

by Bernard Schlager

By Jane Litman, Coordinator, Jewish Roundtable Most people are not aware that even within Orthodox Judaism there are great differences in practice and outlook.  Twenty years ago, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah (YCT) was founded in opposition to the more socially conservative Yeshivah College, as a haven for Modern (or Open) Orthodox future rabbis.  Since then, YCT […]

Jewish clergy summit confronts Trumpism

by Bernard Schlager

In July the Jewish Roundtable of CLGS hosted a Summit for LGBTQ Jewish clergy on Confronting Trumpism.  Forty spiritual leaders gathered for plenaries, workshops and worship.  The rabbis and cantors were a diverse group: ranging in age from their twenties to their eighties; serving in academia, varying sized congregations, and social justice organizations; differently abled; […]