An Open Letter To Tablet Magazine

An Open Letter To Tablet Magazine

On June 14th, 2022, the Jewish news and culture outlet Tablet Magazine published an article by Jennifer Bilek — an openly transphobic writer known for advocating against medical transition — entitled “The Billionaire Family Pushing Synthetic Sex Identities.” The following is an open letter written by Mishkan’s Directors and Rabbinic Team. **** Letter to the […]

Has Judaism Always Been Gay? Three Queer Jewish Stories

Has Judaism Always Been Gay? Three Queer Jewish Stories

In honor of Pride Month, this drash was originally delivered at the Friday Night Shabbat service on June 10th. Entitled “Judaism Is Kinda Gay,” Rabbi Steven shares three queer Jewish stories from our tradition. Mishkan invites you to our upcoming Pride programming, including a Pre-Shabbat Pride Happy Hour and Pride-Themed Friday Night Shabbat on June […]

“Don’t Say Gay” And The Hate That Hides Our True Inheritance

“Don’t Say Gay” And The Hate That Hides Our True Inheritance

In the wake of Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill and Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s threats against trans children and their families, Rabbi Steven delivers a passionate drash connecting the oppression of the LGBTQ+ community to the soul-crushing slavery our ancestors were born into which obscured the truth of their identity as bearers of the image […]

We Show Up

Rabbi Steven’s sermon given on Rosh Hashanah 5782 Back in June, I was about to head home from work when my husband texts me: “Could you take your kippah off when you’re on the train?” A Jewish man had just been the target of an antisemitic attack in Brooklyn. This was the latest in a […]