Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

High Holigays: An LGBTQ Lens for the New Year's Liturgy

Thursday, September 8, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
1529 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20036


High Holigays
An LGBTQ Lens for the New Year's Liturgy

with Rabbi Gil Steinlauf, of Adas Israel Congregation

Thursday, September 8, 2016 | 7:00-8:30 pm
EDCJCC (16th & Q)

rainbow torahAll those sins? Shame? Starting over?
Do they mean the same thing for LGBTQ folks?

Discover the services of the Jewish New Year in a whole new way, and see the holidays through an LGBTQ lens. The brilliant Rabbi Gil Steinlauf will lead us through an exploration of the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur texts and ideas, with new insights, stories, and perspectives that don’t usually make it to the pulpit.

Join us for plenty of tools to experience the New Year in a whole new way! 

(All backgrounds welcome; no previous knowledge of Hebrew or Jewish texts needed.)

Presented by GLOE, in partnership with the Adas Israel Congregation LGBTQ Torah Study Series 

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Rabbi Gil Steinlauf Rabbi Gil Steinlaufjoined Adas Israel Congregation as senior rabbi in 2008. He is widely respected for his success in re-envisioning the nature of the historic synagogue. Upon joining Adas Israel in 2008, Rabbi Steinlauf pioneered a paradigm shift that lifts up innovative modes of study and exploration of meaning as central in synagogue life. Rabbi Steinlauf is the first senior rabbi of a large, historic, conservative congregation to come out as openly gay, and through his honesty, has sought to create an atmosphere of constructive dialogue on the issues facing modern culture and Judaism. (Learn more about Rabbi Steinlauf.)


Suggested donation: $5/person - Your donation helps offset program costs and supports LGBTQ Jewish community programs - like High Holigays - at the EDCJCC.

All are welcome and no one will be turned away. Please join us.


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