Congregation Bonai Shalom is excited to announce a weekend of Scholar-in-Residence events featuring Rabbi Steve Greenberg.
Rabbi Steve Greenberg is an acclaimed author, scholar, and teacher and is known as the first openly gay Orthodox rabbi. He is a Senior Teaching Fellow at The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (CLAL) and the founder of the Jerusalem Open House, the Holy City’s LGBT community center. His 2004 book Wrestling with God & Men: Homosexuality in the Jewish Tradition has won numerous awards, and he was featured in the 2001 film Trembling Before God.
Rabbi Greenberg will speak at services, a lunch and learn, and more April 5 through 7, including:
- Friday Kabbalat Shabbat services, Dinner and Lecture “Birthday Suit Dreams: The Unlikely Invention of an Impossible Identity”
- Shabbat morning services and D’var Torah (Torah teaching) “Hachnasat Orchim: Constructing the Welcoming Tent”
- Lunch and Learn Text study “Wrestling with God and Men: Four Rationales for the Biblical Prohibition”
- Seudat shlishit (third meal) “Honor and Shame: Weapons and Violence in Jewish Tradition”
- Havdallah, Film Screening and Discussion for high school and college age LGBTQ Jews and allies.
- Sunday (during Religious school): “How to keep the door open” – Talking with children about inclusion.