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Jewish Women on the Map - Congregation Beit Simchat Torah


Congregation Beit Simchat Torah
57 Bethune Street
10014 New York, NY
United States

LGBT activist Gerry Faier was a longtime member of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, the LGBT synagogue in New York City. Born in 1908, Gerry Faier came out as a lesbian in 1938 and worked as a community organizer in Greenwich Village and Woodstock. In 1978, she helped found SAGE: Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders. 

Gerry Faier (right) is pictured here with Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah. Photograph originally appeared on GayCityNews.com on Feb. 2, 2011, courtesy of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah.

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