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Scholar-in-Residence Shabbaton

Past Sessions
Saturday, January 27, 2024 17 Shevat 5784 - 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Congregation Shaarey Zedek
Friday, January 26, 2024 16 Shevat 5784 - 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Congregation Shaarey Zedek

Join us for an exciting Shabbaton weekend as we present Rabbi Michael Moskowitz from Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in New York. Rabbi Mike Moskowitz 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 at

At CBST, Rabbi Moskowitz studies, writes, and teaches on trans issues and Jewish sources, creating a body of work that is used as a resource all over the world. He represents CBST, speaking and teaching on these topics in other communities, including congregations, colleges, day schools, Jewish community centers, interfaith events, and academic conferences.

Friday, January 26 - Shabbat Dinner & Evening Lecture

  • 5:00 p.m. Minchah and Kabbalat Shabbat Service
  • 6:00 p.m. Delicious Shabbat Dinner (Members $25; Not-yet Members $30; Kids: age 5-12 $12, age 0-4 Free)
  • 6:45 p.m. Lecture with Rabbi Moskowitz: My Journey as an Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Being an LGBTQ+ Ally and Activist
    Children’s activities will be offered during the lecture.

Saturday, January 27

  • 9:30 a.m. Rabbi Moskowitz will deliver the sermon during our regular Shabbat morning service: Classic Sources and New Understandings: LGBTQ+ in the Texts
  • 12:00 p.m. Shabbat lunch immediately following services (Lunch is free but registration required)
  • 12:45 p.m. Minchah Service
  • 1:00 p.m. Shabbat afternoon lecture: Allyship as a Spiritual Practice: America, Israel, and Intersectionality Children’s activities will be offered during the lecture

In Partnership with CSZ’s Inclusion Committee.

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED.  You are welcome to join the lecture following dinner at 6:45ish.  Please be patient if you are asked to wait outside while people finish Benching.   You may also join us for the talk on Shabbat morning following Lunch at 1:00 p.m. in the Bernstein Chapel. 


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