Bet Haverim Celebrating 18 Years With Lesser

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Since becoming Congregation Bet Haverim’s spiritual leader in 1999, gay Rabbi Joshua Lesser has made a mark on the Reconstructionist synagogue and beyond. Membership at Bet Haverim has risen 300 percent, and the congregation has become a model for inclusivity while ending decades of wandering through private houses and rented spaces by moving into its […]

Bet Haverim Celebrates 30-Years

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Congregation Bet Haverim celebrated three decades as Atlanta’s first gay and lesbian synagogue with a multimedia presentation about its origins. The occasion is a bittersweet reminder for Michael McNeir-Clark, the only survivor of the shul’s four original founders. “Increasingly during the 1980s, there was a growing sense of urgency: Don’t whine; fix it. Don’t put […]