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  • Reform rabbis install first openly gay president, Denise Eger

    2 weeks ago

    The Central Conference of American Rabbis, the rabbinical arm of the Reform movement, installed its first openly gay president, Rabbi Denise Eger.

    Eger, 55, was inaugurated on Monday morning at the CCAR’s annual convention in Philadelphia. She succeeds Richard Block.

    The...

  • Rabbi Denise Eger seeks to open doors wider to all Jews

    3 weeks ago

    What does God require of you? Only to do justice, to love compassion and walk humbly with your God.

    “It’s on my wall,” said Rabbi Denise Eger, pointing to the spot in her office where her favorite Bible verse is written (also transcribed on her tallit). “Prophet Micah, Chapter 6,...

  • L.A. Jewish LGBT community reacts to same-sex marriage decisions

    June 26, 2013 | 12:28 pm

    Leaders of the area’s Jewish LGBT community rejoiced today after the Supreme Court ruled that part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which denied federal benefits to same-sex couples, was unconstitutional. The court also paved the way for a return of same-sex marriage to...

  • Remembering Debbie Friedman: Rabbi Denise L. Eger

    January 10, 2011 | 10:32 am

    Debbie was an amazingly gifted singer and songwriter.  Most knew her through her incredible Jewish music.  I had the privilege of knowing her not only through singing and her music, but as my teacher.  When I was 12 years old, I was already teaching religious school music at Temple...

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  • ‘Forward 50’ heavy on politicos; Faith groups petition Supremes re Prop. 8

    November 20, 2008 | 3:00 am

    Forward 50 Heavy on Politicos

    The Los Angelenos in this year's just-released Forward 50 list include an Orthodox rabbi who suggested that Israelis should be able to decide the fate of Jerusalem, a rabbi who led efforts to fight Proposition 8 and a Westlake School for Girls graduate...

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