Society & Culture

Atlanta rabbi to speak about reconciling faith and sexual identity

Athens, Ga. – The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center and Hillel at the University of Georgia will co-sponsor a discussion with Rabbi Joshua Lesser of Congregation Bet Haverim on March 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hillel house, 1155 S. Milledge Ave. Bet Haverim is an Atlanta-based synagogue serving the LGBT and progressive Jewish communities.

Lesser will speak about the challenges he faced from the Jewish community during his coming out process and will talk about the transformative work his congregation is performing. He will also discuss Jewish spirituality and reconciling faith and sexual identity.

Queer Interfaith Dialogue is a discussion series that provides a safe space to reflect on the intersection of gender, sexuality and faith. The lectures are free and open to the entire university community.

The LGBT Resource Center is a unit of the Department of Campus Life/Intercultural Affairs within the UGA Division of Student Affairs.

For more information, call 706/542-4077 or see