Learn cutting edge ideas and techniques for exploring inherited assumptions, historical disruptions, and contemporary LGBTQ revisions to Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Analyze hetero-normative, homophobic, biphobic, and transphobic teachings and interpretations that have dominated Abrahamic religious traditions for millennia. Hear about activists and religious leaders who are creating change in their faith communities through queer reinterpretation of theology, ritual, prayer, and history.
Rabbi Camille Shira Angel is Adjunct Faculty at the University of San Francisco teaching in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies which houses the Swig Program’s minor in Jewish Studies and Social Justice, the only one of its kind in the U.S. Ordained in 1995 from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Angel served as the spiritual leader of Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, a flagship LGBTQI congregation from 2000-2015. She is an award winning educator and author, whose contributions include Siddur Sha’ar Zahav, Intimate Connections: A LGBTQ and Jewish Values Curriculum, “Aging and Judaism,” a special issue of the Journal of Psychology and Judaism, and “Crafting a Liturgical Mirror,” in The Sacred Encounter: Jewish Perspectives on Sexuality.