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LGBTQIA Rights

Idit Klein, 2005

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Idit Klein in 2005.
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Idit Klein in 2005.

Shulamit Izen, 2001

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Rabbi Shulamit Izen's senior year photo, Fall 2001.

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Rabbi Shulamit Izen's senior year photo, Fall 2001.

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Joan Nestle

Joan Nestle was born in 1940 in the Bronx. She became involved in grassroots activism at a young age, protesting against the House Un-American Activities Committee, the Vietnam War, segregation, and apartheid, and supporting civil rights, women’s rights, and Gay Liberation.

Cheryl Moch

Cheryl Moch was a founding board member of the Jewish Feminist Organization (JFO). She is a writer and playwright, living in New York City with her daughter Hannah. Her play, “Cinderella, the Real True Story,” which celebrates gay marriage, has been performed around the world.

Sharon Kleinbaum

Sharon Kleinbaum has been Senior Rabbi of New York City’s Congregation Beth Simchat Torah (CBST) since 1992. Under her leadership, CBST has become an important voice in Judaism, in the world-wide discourse on the nature of religious community, and in the movement to secure basic civil rights for gay people everywhere.

Gloria Greenfield

Gloria Z. Greenfield has served as director of the Adult Learning Collaborative: A Program of Combined Jewish Philanthropies and Hebrew College since 2001. One of the key programs in the Collaborative is the Jewish Women's Studies initiative, which brings the leading Jewish feminist scholars from North America, Europe, and Israel to Boston.

Tamara Cohen

Tamara Cohen is a Jewish feminist writer, activist and educator. She currently works as the Director of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Affairs at the University of Florida and the once-a-month Spiritual Leader of the Greater Washington Connecticut Coalition for Jewish Life.

Marla Brettschneider

Marla Brettschneider is a Political Philosopher with a joint appointment in Political Science and Women’s Studies at the University of New Hampshire, where she also coordinates the Queer Studies program.

Cheryl Moch

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Playwright Cheryl Moch.

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Playwright Cheryl Moch.

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Ruth Messinger

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Ruth Messinger, politician and social worker.
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Ruth Messinger, politician and social worker.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "LGBTQIA Rights." (Viewed on February 14, 2016) <http://jwa.org/topics/lgbtqia-rights>.

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