Hinenu: NC Jews Rise Up for Queer Liberation
Join us for an evening of learning queer Torah and celebrating LGBTQ+ Jews in North Carolina!
After NC Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson's recent dehumanizing comments about LGBTQ folks, and with the upcoming vote on the Equality Act in the Senate, we are coming together to lift up queer Jews' voices and affirm that we support equal rights for all because of — not in spite of — who we are as Jews.
We'll learn Torah from Noah Rubin-Blose, a student at Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and a fellow in SVARA's Teaching Kollel. In partnership with Keshet, we'll also take action together to urge Senators Burr and Tillis to support the Equality Act. The program is still in formation, but we'll also hear from other LGBTQ Jewish voices in our state.
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List of sponsoring organizations (in formation):
Carolina Jews for Justice
Beth El Synagogue
Beth Meyer Synagogue
Congregation Beth HaTephila
Jewish for Good
If your synagogue or other Jewish institution wants to cosponsor this event, be in touch with Rabbi Salem ([email protected]).
Program Bios & Information
Noah Rubin-Blose (he/him) is a rabbinical student at Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. Rooted in Durham, NC, the homelands of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation, he spent the last fifteen years working as a chef, baker, and community organizer. He is a maker of queer ritual, builder of interfaith coalitions, teacher and facilitator, and lifelong student-participant in Southern movements for racial justice. When he’s not teaching or studying, you can probably find him walking by a river or cooking up something tasty in the kitchen.
Keshet envisions a world in which all LGBTQ Jews and our families can live with full equality, justice, and dignity. By strengthening Jewish communities and equipping Jewish organizations with the skills and knowledge they need to make all LGBTQ Jews feel welcome, we work to ensure the full equality of all LGBTQ Jews and our families in Jewish life. We also create spaces in which all queer Jewish youth feel seen and valued and advance LGBTQ rights nationwide.