Arrested Gay Rabbis Speak Out

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Following their arrest at the Manhattan protest outside Trump International Hotel on Monday evening, Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum and Rabbi David Dunn Bauer published statements reflecting on their experience and expressing their feelings. “Dear Friends, I am deeply grateful for all the good wishes on the occasion of my doing civil disobedience with 18 other rabbis,” […]

LGBT Rabbis Arrested in Manhattan

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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, […]

Rabbi Fights Intolerance With Love

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Lesbian Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum spreaded light this Hanukkah, not with a menorah, but with love. The firebrand lesbian rabbi of New York City’s Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, the country’s largest LGBTQ synagogue, is bringing Jews and Muslims together to fight a rise in hate crime, which the F.B.I. reported has surged 6 percent in the […]

The Deadliest Poison: When Anti-Semitism Infects Liberalism

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Publicly gay Rabbi Gil Steinlauf of Washington’s Adas Israel, used the stage at Yom Kippur to talk about the rise of anti-Semitism on the left. In his sermon, Rabbi Steinlauf mentioned the incident at the A Wider Bridge Creating Change event in Chicago in January. This past summer, the national Black Lives Matter movement released […]

Symbolism, Security, and Inclusivity

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Architecture Research Office (ARO) paid careful attention to symbolism, craft, security, and inclusivity in designing the new building of LGBT synagogue CBST in Manhattan “The Torah was the first building code,” said Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (CBST), the prominent LGBTQ-welcoming synagogue. Stephen Cassell, principal at Architecture Research Office (ARO), quoted the […]

A Wider Bridge at the White House

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A Wider Bridge was proud to be represented at this year’s White House Hanukkah celebration on December 17. Led by Executive Director Arthur Slepian, our delegation included our Director of Programs and Development Tyler Gregory, Board Member Bruce Maxwell, and lay leaders Chris McCannell, Eric Gallagher, and Danny Wein. A Wider Bridge joined President Obama, […]