Jewish Queeries Series

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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 […]

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, […]

Open Tents and Open Hearts: Jews and Polyamory with Rabbi Nikki DeBlosi, Rae Antonoff, MAJE, and Rabbi Erik Uriarte. A CLGS Jewish Queeries Series Event

Click here to view a video recording of this CLGS Jewish Queeries Series event! Although Jews have been practicing polyamory since the days of Hagar, Sarah, and Abraham, the practice is a cultural taboo among contemporary mainstream Jews.  This is mainly due to legitimate concerns about male privilege and women’s rights.  However, a new generation of queer feminist Jews […]

Finding Your True Self: Musings of a Black Bisexual Jew with Chaim Ezra Harrison. A CLGS Jewish Queeries Series Event

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Click here to view a video recording of this CLGS Jewish Queeries Series event! This online CLGS Jewish Queeries Series event focuses on “facets of my life growing up in – and very slowly opening – the closet,” writes Chaim Ezra Harrison. In this recorded event Chaim explores discovering Judaism, navigating his Black/biracial identity, and how […]