Five Gay and Lesbian Los Angeles Area Rabbis to Speak on Jewish Journal Panel


Zachary Shapiro (Temple Akiba) and Denise Eger (Kol Ami)


Dr. J.B. Sacks (Faculty, Academy for Jewish Religion)

   On Tuesday, March 2, five gay and lesbian rabbis from the Los Angeles area will speak out during a panel sponsored by the Jewish Journal at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif., at 7:30 p.m. PST.  Jewish leaders are increasingly progressive when it comes to LGBT inclusion.  Reform, Conservative and Reconstruction Jewish traditions are on record for full inclusion of LGBT persons.   As gay and lesbian rabbis in California, they know that the court challenge to Proposition 8 is just one of many efforts to  let Californians and the country know that full and legal equality is the only fair and acceptable outcome. 

Lisa Edwards (Beth Chayim Chadashim) and Jocee Hudson (Temple Israel of Hollywood)

  With polls showing increasing support among diverse religious groups, it is clear that hearts and minds everywhere will be persuaded more quickly if progressive faith leaders speak out.   To watch and listen through a live stream go to