Jewish Roundtable Resources

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Prognosis: Notes on Living: A Jewish Lesbian Video About Cancer with Nancy Otto, Joan Lefkowitz, and Kate Stilley Steiner. A CLGS Jewish Queeries Series Event

Click here to view this CLGS Jewish Queeries Series event! When Oscar-winning documentarian and LGBTQ activist Deborah Chasnoff is diagnosed with breast cancer, she turns the camera on herself and her chosen queer family. Underpinned by their decision to not hear her prognosis, ‘Chas’ and her wife Nancy Otto voice the tensions between the Jewish […]

Professor Julia Watts Belser: Queer Crip Revelation: Disability Dance, Jewish Text, and the Sacred Potency of Difference | The 13th Annual | 2022 CLGS Georgia Harkness Lecture

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Julia Watts Belser, a white Jewish woman with curly brown hair, sits happily in her wheelchair in front of a pink flowering bush. She's wearing a patterned red blazer and red kippah (beret) to match.

Click here to view a video recording of this CLGS Lecture! Queer Crip Revelation: Disability Dance, Jewish Text, and the Sacred Potency of Difference with Professor Julia Watts Belser The 13th Annual CLGS Georgia Harkness Lecture Recorded on 20 October 2022 In this CLGS lecture, Professor Julia Watts Belser probes the embodied ethics and spiritual […]

The Queernesses of Jewish Heresy: Sabbetai Zevi, Jacob Frank, and the Eros of Hasidism with Rabbi Dr. Jay Michaelson and Professor Naomi Seidman. A CLGS Jewish Queeries Series Event

Click here to view a video recording of this CLGS Jewish Queeries Series event! From the 17th to 19th centuries, European Judaism witnessed an eruption of ecstasy and eros in a series of heretical and quasi-heretical movements beginning with the failed messiahs Sabbetai Zevi (1626-76) and Jacob Frank (1726-1791), and continuing through the ‘domestication’ of […]

Two Hearts Dancing: A Conversation About Gay Men’s Spirituality with Maggid Eli Andrew Ramer, Rabbi Jay Michaelson, and Bernie Schlager. A CLGS Jewish Queeries Series Event

Click here for a video recording of this CLGS Jewish Queeries Series event! In this online CLGS Jewish Queeries Series event, Andrew Ramer, Rabbi Jay Michaelson, and Bernie Schlager discuss aspects of gay male spirituality, using Ramer’s recent book Two Hearts Dancing: A Spiritual Journeybook for Gay Men as a springboard for discussion and conversation. “The […]

Gender: A Spectrum or an Angle of Deviation? with Fran Benjamin and Monique Cadle. A CLGS Jewish Queeries Series Event

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Click here to view a video recording of this CLGS Jewish Queeries Series event! In this online CLGS Jewish Queeries Series event, Fran Benjamin (he/she/they) and Monique Cadle (she/her) of Good Works Consulting host a conversation on gender, diversity and queerness, and their relationship to art, business, spirituality –  and to their lives.  Fran, a queer, […]