Wednesday March 22, 2023

4:30pm - 6:30pm

The Annual Rabbi Max B. Wall Lecture Series - Rabbi Steven Greenberg

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The Annual Rabbi Max B. Wall Lecture Series - Rabbi Steven Greenberg

The Annual Rabbi Max B. Wall Lecture Series will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at 4:30 p.m. in the Roy Room of the Dion Student Center.

This year’s lecture will be given by Rabbi Steven Greenberg, the author and founding Director of Eshel, who will speak on A Decade of Conflict and Convergence: LGBTQ lives in Orthodox Jewish Contexts. 

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information contact 802-654-2216

About the Speaker

Steve is an Orthodox rabbi, ordained at Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. Early in his career he served as a senior educator for the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (CLAL), a think tank and training institute where he worked as an educator, curriculum writer, lecturer, and consultant on a wide variety of cutting edge projects on the ethics, environment, social justice and communal leadership.  Steve is the first openly gay Orthodox rabbi and a founder of the Jerusalem Open House, the Holy City’s GLBT community center.  In 2001 Steve appeared in the documentary, Trembling Before G-d, and joined with the filmmaker to create a worldwide outreach project conducting over 500 post-screening community dialogues all over the world.  In 2004 he finished a decade-long project, a book entitled, Wrestling with God and Men: Homosexuality in the Jewish Tradition, which explores biblical, rabbinic, medieval, and contemporary Jewish responses to same-sex relationships. (University of Wisconsin Press) for which he won the Koret Jewish Book Award for Philosophy and Thought. Rabbi Greenberg is presently the Founding Director of Eshel, a support, education, and advocacy organization for LGBT+ Orthodox Jews and their families.  He lives with his partner, Steven Goldstein, and their daughter, Amalia, in Boston.