While the Post let me know the rabbi’s name, age, and e-mail to the congregation with his decision to come out, I learned nothing about the experiences people were enjoying at his synagogue. Would they describe Nobel winner Malala Yousafzai by talking about her love life?
In our weekly profile series, Who the Folk?!, we’ll interview a different member of the TC tribe every Monday. This week: Chad Kampe!
Shidduch is a Yiddish term used for matchmaking, which is exactly how we feel about this new TCJ/J-Pride partnership: a perfect (voluntary) shidduch.
The Twin Cities — and Congregation Beth Jacob, where I am a rabbi — has become a hub for gay Israeli couples seeking to bring children into the world.
I grew up in a silent spiritual world, the seed of what was yet to come, planted so deeply, it took years to sprout. But when it did I discovered healing, wholeness, a sense of belonging—to my synagogue, Shir Tikvah, and Judaism. But it took a long time, and required a lot of help, to get there, to get to this moment.
“They believed me fixable. I knew I wasn’t broken.”
On the day the Senate passed the marriage equality bill we talked to two rabbis who did not necessarily share in our happiness.
Earlier today, Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) announced his support of gay marriage, after his son came out as a gay man. No matter his reasons, this is a good thing.
Jewish writer, scholar, and LGBT activist Jay Michaelson comes to the Twin Cities to teach about how Jewish and Christian religious texts and values actually support same-sex marriage, and how amendment opponents can bring a religious perspective to conversations about the proposed Minnesota state constitutional amendment.
The documentary “Question One” tells the story of Maine’s same-sex marriage campaign, points to important lessons for Minnesota, and shows how a Jewish filmmaker uses his life experience to tell the story.