In a family of prominent Jewish educators, Norman Spack could be called the rebel. He became a doctor. “I'm the only one who didn't go into Jewish education,” quips Spack, a senior associate in the endocrine division at Boston's Children's Hospital, where he has worked for 39 years.
Someday, maybe every gay Jewish youth will have as easy a time coming out as Elias Rubin did.
An Israeli man is pregnant and soon will give birth.
Noach Dzmura has a master’s degree in Jewish studies, publishes widely on Jewish topics and is the communications director at his synagogue. In 2006, he received an award from the San Francisco Jewish Federation that funded a year’s study in Israel.
Drivers at a red light looked on with curiosity as hundreds of congregants and supporters of Beth Chayim Chadashim (BCC) poured out of the doors of a synagogue, forming a parade on the sidewalk of Pico Boulevard. Their destination: BCC’s new location, at 6090 W. Pico Blvd.
A national initiative is underway to examine gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender workplace policies at Jewish non-profit organizations. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation, which advocates for LGBT equality, announced this week an extension of its workplace equality project in the Jewish non-profit sector. Organizations will be examined for their workplace policies regarding LGBT employees, and areas that need education will be highlighted.