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Selihot with Guest Speaker Rabbi Mike Moskowitz
August 28, 2021 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Possibility of Change: Allyship as a Path to Teshuvah with Rabbi Mike Moskowitz
Join us as we prepare for this season of reflection and return with an evening of transformative learning, ritual, and prayer. Following arvit and havdalah, we will learn with Rabbi Mike Moskowitz, Scholar-in-Residence for Trans and Queer Jewish Studies at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah. Together, we will explore allyship as a path to teshuvah and its role in restorative religion and justice. This learning will be followed by Selihot services at 10:30PM, ushering in the themes and sounds of the Yamim Nora’im.
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Please find a digital copy of the Selihot booklet and texts here.
Rabbi Mike Moskowitz is the Scholar-in-Residence for Trans and Queer Jewish Studies at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, the world’s largest LGBT synagogue. He is a deeply traditional and radically progressive advocate for trans rights and a vocal ally for LGBTQ inclusivity. Rabbi Moskowitz received three Ultra-Orthodox ordinations while learning in the Mir in Jerusalem and in Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ. He is a David Hartman Center Fellow and the author of Textual Activism. His writings can be found here.