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In the Greater Community

Note: The items below are NOT in date order.


The CLGS Jewish Roundtable Presents “Post-Gay”: How Queer Values Benefit All People with Rabbi Joshua Lesser
Thursday, September 30, 1:00 PM, Online

Ten years ago, a prominent Jewish Gay historian wrote an article in a major Jewish newspaper about the “dim” future of LGBT synagogues. As a sign of their “demise,” Congregation Bet Haverim in Atlanta was called a “Post-Gay Synagogue.” When the congregation’s rabbi, Joshua Lesser, read the article, he felt the sting of this critique. Upon greater reflection, he wrote a groundbreaking and still cutting-edge essay redefining “post-gay” as a positive force in the LGBTQ and Jewish communities. This High Holy Day season, Rabbi Joshua Lesser will reflect on whether “post-gay” is a form of assimilationism or a way to demonstrate how queer values benefit everyone. Join the discussion.

Jewish High Tech Community Mentorship Program
Info. Session: Thursday, September 30, 7:00 PM

The JHTC (Jewish High Tech Community) is offering its 6-month mentorship program once again. It has been a very successful program, rewarding for both mentees and mentors. The program will be conducted entirely virtually. Learn more at An informational meeting will be held on Thursday, September 30 at 7:00 PM via Zoom. Register for the information session.


"Why Do Jewish?" Book Launch Celebration
Thursday, October 14, 7:00–9:00 PM
Freidenrich Conference Center and Terrace

With 25 years of experience in politics, advocacy and leadership, Bay Area change maker and OFJCC President and CEO Zack Bodner offers what Jewish visionaries are calling a "compelling roadmap" to the future of Jewish peoplehood. Join for a very special book launch celebration for all those striving to make their Jewish identity meaningful, relevant and joyous. Drinks and light refreshments will be provided. Tickets are $15 each and include one copy of the book per household. Register

Tue, September 21 2021 15 Tishrei 5782