Seth Goren lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and is the Director of Jewish Student Life and Associate Chaplain at Lehigh University. He practiced human rights and consumer protection law before going to rabbinical school at Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion and has been a dad for a little over two years.
Let’s be honest: fair or not, I’m a pretty privileged parent. True, being a single gay Jewish dad in a relatively gay-less and Jewishly deprived region occasionally makes me feel like an exotic animal at a religious petting zoo or some interactive exhibit at a sexual orientation museum. But moments like these pass quickly and are replaced by reminders of my advantaged status, regardless of how just this may be.