Mychal Copeland brings her passion for LGBTQ and interfaith inclusion in Judaism to the forefront in her work. While working toward her ordination by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Copeland was the Cooperberg-Rittmaster Rabbinic Intern at Congregation Beth Simchat Torah in New York City, the largest Jewish LGBTQ community in the world. She is a co-founder of Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing!, a Rosh Hodesh program for teen girls. After her ordination, Copeland served as an assistant rabbi at The Jewish Center of Princeton, New Jersey, and as a university rabbi at UCLA and at Hillel at Stanford University. During this time, she was honored as an Exemplar of Excellence by Hillel’s International Center. She has also served as a Rabbi in Residence at Camp Tawonga, a Jewish summer camp in California. Copeland then served as director of InterfaithFamily Bay Area and is currently rabbi at the LGBTQ Reform Congregation Sha’ar Zahav in San Francisco.
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