LGBT Spirituality & Spiritual Violence Mini Series presents Rabbi Deborah Waxman


Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents the LGBT Spirituality & Spiritual Violence Mini-Series, welcoming Rabbi Deborah Waxman, president of Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and Jewish Reconstructionist Communities on February 5 at 7 p.m. The two-part conversation will continue on February 19 with Rev. Justin Tanis, Managing Director of Center for Gay & Lesbian Studies in Religion. The mini-series is moderated by Rev. Beth Goudy and is presented thanks to generous funding by E. Rhodes & Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.

Rabbi Waxman became the first women (and also the first lesbian) to head a Jewish congregational union and a Jewish seminary in 2014. Waxman is a cum laude graduate of Columbia College, Columbia University, and a recipient of a rabbinical ordination and a Master of Arts in Hebrew letters from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 1999. She earned a Ph.D. in American Jewish history from Temple University in May 2010. In 2016, Rabbi Waxman was named to the annual “Forward 50” list of most influential Jews by the Forward, a pre-eminent American Jewish publication. Rabbi Waxman works to foster a progressive, inclusive approach to Judaism that balances the needs of communities and individuals.

This is a sober social event. No alcohol will be served.