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Jewish Organizations Sponsor Speaking Tour Focused On LGBTQ Community

Orthodox Rabbi Steven Greenberg
Orthodox Rabbi Steven Greenberg Photo Credit: Contributed

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Several Jewish organizations are leading a movement to make Orthodox Judaism more open and accepting of homosexual members.

Orthodox Rabbi Steven Greenberg will speak at various Jewish institutions and organizations in Southern Westchester during the weekend of April 25 to 27. Greenberg, an award-winning author and noted teacher, will speak at Temple Israel of New Rochelle, Beth El Synagogue Center of New Rochelle, Temple Israel Center of White Plains (in collaboration with the JCC of Mid-Westchester) and Community Synagogue of Rye (in collaboration with Congregation KTI of Port Chester).

Additional weekend sponsors include Westchester Jewish Community Services, the Westchester Jewish Council and Mosaic of Westchester a new nonprofit initiative created to fully integrate LGBTQ Jews into Westchester Jewish life, according to a press release.

“The weekend of April 25 to 27 is an opportunity for Westchester Jews of all backgrounds to meet with Rabbi Greenberg and hear him speak at one or more of a half-dozen locations in Southern Westchester on topics that include Jewish law and homosexuality, constructing your organization’s welcoming tent, and lessons from the Holocaust," said Mosaic of Westchester Director Bina Raskinalso

For more than 20 years, Greenberg has been a Senior Teaching Fellow at CLAL-The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, a think tank, leadership training institute and resource center, according to the release. Greenberg is also the director of the CLAL Diversity Project.

For more information about any of Rabbi Greenberg’s speaking events, residents can go to the Mosaic of Westchester website.

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