LGBT Rabbis Arrested in Manhattan

Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum of CBST and Rabbi David Dunn Bauer are among 19 rabbis arrested outside Trump’s Manhattan hotel to protest travel ban


Police arresting rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum (photo: Gili Getz)

Nineteen rabbis were cuffed Monday night outside a Trump hotel near Columbus Circle while protesting the President’s ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations, police and activists said.

The clergy members — seven men and 12 women — are members of T’ruah Rabbis, a liberal Jewish group that opposes President Trump’s executive order.

“Tradition teaches us to be kind to the plight of refugees,” T’ruah co-chair Rabbi Rachel Gartner said after marching with group.

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“Mazal Tov to our Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum – her 15th arrest, and her 25th year at CBST! We kvell! The pictures may be blurry but the message is clear,” wrote CBST on its Facebook page.