Celebrating and Reflecting on 10 Years of Admitting LGBTQ Rabbinical and Cantorial Students to JTS

Press Contact: Tom Hopkins
Office: (212) 678-8950
Email: publicity@jtsa.edu

March 16, 2017, New York, NY

This Sunday, March 19th and Monday, March 20th, The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) will host a conference with the first openly gay JTS-ordained rabbis and other prominent LGBTQ Rabbis Gil Steinlauf, Benay Lappe, and Amichai Lau-Lavie to mark the 10-year anniversary of JTS admitting openly LGBTQ students to its rabbinical and cantorial schools.

The conference at JTS—one of preeminent institutions of Jewish higher education, training rabbis, cantors, educators, leaders, and scholars—will be an opportunity to reflect on the advancements towards equality for LGBTQ people since 2007, and discuss what action is still needed to spark more inclusion and fairer treatment within the community.

The conference includes a series of events, panels and a concert featuring queer Jewish rock musician Ezra Furman.

Media interested in covering this event should RSVP to Tom Hopkins, publicity@jtsa.edu, (212) 678-8950.

WHAT: LGBTQ @ JTS, From Yesterday to Tomorrow


Rabbi Benay Lappe, founder and Rosh Yeshiva of SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva

Rabbi Gil Steinlauf, Senior Rabbi, Adas Israel Congregation, Washington, DC

Rabbi Amichai Lau Lavie, founding spiritual leader of Lab/Shul NYC and creator of Storahtelling, Inc

And more.

WHEN: Sunday, March 19th and Monday, March 20th

WHERE: Jewish Theological Seminary

3080 Broadway

New York, NY 10027