Monday, May 2, 2011

Celebrating Holy Thursday at USF: "Freedom, Gender, and Sexuality Seder"

Another entry for our "Contributions of the LGBT Movement to American Society" series.

Social Justice Passover Seder: Freedom, Gender, and Sexuality
April 21, 6PM, USF Main Campus, Fromm Hall, Maraschi Room

The third annual Social Justice Passover Seder of the USF JSSJ Program will be led by long-time social justive activist Rabbi Camille Shira Angel, the spiritual leader of Congregation Sha'ar Zahav, a progressive Reform synagogue comprised of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and heterosexual Jews and non-Jews. Light Pesadic snacks will be served.

From Sha'ar Zahav's "About Us" page:

"We are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and heterosexual Jews, together with partners, family and friends, both Jewish and non-Jewish. We come from a wide range of religious, ethnic, class and cultural backgrounds to worship God with egalitarian, feminist and gay-positive Jewish liturgy."

As Michael Medved commented in the "Why are Jews Liberal?" symposium:

"Why and how? In 3,000 years of well-documented tradition prior to, say, 1970, there was not the slightest hint of any sort of endorsement of homosexual coupling."

I guess they know better up at USF...

Posted by Gibbons J. Cooney

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