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LGBTQI+ Inclusion in Progressive Judaism

Date: Wednesday 2 June 2021

Time: 18:30

To accompany the SAJM’s current exhibition, “Ground Breakers: A History of Progressive Judaism in South Africa”, the museum, in conjunction with Temple Israel, will be hosting a webinar series to explore in more detail aspects of Progressive Judaism touched on in the exhibition. The Progressive Movement has a proud history of welcoming members of the LGBTQI+ community as equal, accepted and fully included members of the Jewish community. Of course this has not always been the case and there is also always more we can do. Join Rabbi Greg Alexander in discussion with Madeleine Hicklin and Werner Steffen, two members of the Jewish and LGBTQI+ communities, about the history and current culture of inclusion within and without the Progressive movement.


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Rabbi Greg Alexander grew up as a third generation member of the Progressive movement in Johannesburg. He is a graduate of our youth movement Netzer, the University of Cape Town, Hebrew University (Jerusalem) and his smichah and Masters in Rabbinic Studies come from Leo Baeck College in London. With more than 30 years in Jewish education and community building here and abroad, Rabbi Greg has spent the past 15 years building community at Temple Israel in Cape Town. He is married to Andi and has three children, Immanuel, Yonatan and Yasmin.


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