Sharon Kleinbaum is an American rabbi, human rights advocate, and spiritual leader of New York City’s Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (CBST). Sharon was named one of the fifty most influential rabbis, one of the top ten women religious leaders, and one of fifteen inspiring LGBT religious leaders by various news outlets. She is most well known for her social justice work for the LGBTQIA community.
Sharon Kleinbaum, rabbi of New York's largest LGBT synagogue, leads Judaism's national dialogue on the issues of gay rights and social justice. Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Bishop in the Episcopal Church, has been at the center of the Church's heated debate on homosexuality.
Yesterday a scuffle broke out between a group of Rockland Hassidic men and Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah. The incident occurred during a protest outside the New York state senate where a gay marriage bill is currently under debate.
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