Queer Jewish Religiosity in America: Directions and Trends
Taube Center for Jewish Studies, Stanford University

The last few years have witnessed the publication of a number of Jewish queer texts that chose to engage traditional forms of Jewish ritual and literature. These include: Siddur Sha’ar Zahav: The All-Inclusive Siddur, the siddur of Congregation Sha’ar Zahav in San Francisco; B’chol l’vav’kha, the siddur of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in New York; the Torah commentary Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible; and Andrew Ramer’s Queering the Text: Biblical, Medieval and Modern Jewish Stories.

These publications mark an important contribution to American Jewish life and culture, now engaged in a fascinating dialogue with the queer community. The proposed symposium seeks to acknowledge and examine this contribution by engaging the editors and authors of these works, and by facilitating a conversation about queer Judaism, its creative engagement with collective Jewish textual forms, and what happens to both in the process.

Please RSVP by Feb. 24, 2011

Co-sponsored by:

A Wider Bridge

BJE Jewish Community Library

Congregation Beit Simchat Torah

Congregation Sha'ar Zahav

Hillel at Stanford

LGBT Alliance




Stanford Humanities Center

Funded by:

The Shoshana and Martin Gerstel Conference Fund












The conference is cosponsored by the Taube Center for Jewish Studies, Stanford University.