Allyship as Spiritual Practice
Being an ally can sometimes feel awkward and unsustainable. How might we see allyship as a part of a restorative religion that is nourishing? We will explore models of change that aim to balance the solo and communal contributions of allyship as spiritual practice with special guest Rabbi Mike Moskowitz.
Rabbi Mike Moskowitz is the Scholar-in-Residence for Trans and Queer Jewish Studies at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in New York, NY. He is a deeply traditional and radically progressive advocate for trans rights and a vocal ally for LGBTQ inclusivity. Rabbi Moskowitz received three Ultra-Orthodox ordinations while learning in the Mir in Jerusalem and in Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ. He is a David Hartman Center Fellow and the author of Textual Activism. His work on behalf of trans rights began while he served as the Rabbi of the Old Broadway Synagogue in Harlem and the Aish NY Rabbi at Columbia University.
This event is co-sponsored by Jewish Religious Life at UD, UD Hillel, the Jewish Studies Program, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, and the University of Delaware.
Monday, November 4, 2019 at 6:00pm
Hillel Student Center
47 West Delaware Avenue