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  • To be an inspiration is his motivation

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 10, 2015 | 1:22 pm

    Steven Greenberg, 18
    Westview High School

    “I suffer from seven illnesses: bipolar disorder, autism, anxiety, ADHD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, sensory integration disorder and insomnia,” said Steven Greenberg, 18, a graduating senior at Westview, a high school in West Los...

  • Orthodox Rabbi Steven Greenberg talks to Pasadena shul about homosexuality, welcoming the stranger

    By Roberto Loiederman

    November 20, 2012 | 12:40 pm

    When Rabbi Steve Greenberg was a young rabbinical student at an Orthodox Yeshiva near Jerusalem in the mid-1970s, he was attracted to a fellow (male) student. He wanted to talk about his feelings of homosexual desire to a respected old rabbi — but was afraid to. So Greenberg fudged...

  • Gay Orthodox Rabbi Peels Back His Life

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "Like peeling an onion," Rabbi Steven Greenberg said, about the process of coming out. The first openly gay Orthodox rabbi, he initially wrote about his sexuality under a pseudonym, Rabbi Yaakov Levado (meaning Jacob Alone), for Tikkun magazine in 1993 and then in 1999 came out...

  • Saturday, November 25

    November 25, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Rabbi Steven Greenberg usually kept quiet through the gay jokes. After all, he had been in the closet in the Orthodox community for 20 years, so he was used to smiling through the ridicule, through tirades about same-sex marriage.

    But not that day last year around the Shavuot table....