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Sharon Kleinbaum



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.

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Stand Together: Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum Speaks Out Against Islamophobia

Rabbis for Human Rights-North America encourages rabbis and lay Jewish activists to STAND TOGETHER with their Muslim neighbors and friends, and speak out against anti-Muslim bigotry. In this video, Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum explains why Islamophobia is against Jewish values.

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Outfront: Lesbian Rabbi Fights Intolerance with Love

Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum is spreading light this Hanukkah, not with a menorah, but with love.

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You’ve Got Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum

Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah sits down to talk about her synagogue’s open-arms policy towards gay and lesbians, and relives some of the more sensational moments in her life as an activist against intolerance.

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Interview: Sharon Kleinbaum

In conversation with Sharon Kleinbaum, Senior Rabbi at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah.

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Diversity: Race, Gender, and Civil Disobedience -Urvashi Vaid & Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum

This session featured activist, author and attorney, Urvashi Vaid and CBST's own Senior Rabbi ‎Sharon Kleinbaum for a conversation on diversity.

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Inspiring LGBT Religious Leaders

Reflecting and shaping the culture in which it is embedded, religion has historically been hostile to LGBT-identified people and communities.

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Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum Strikes Out Against Religion Based Bigotry

Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum zof Congregation Beth Simchat Torah addresses protesters in New York City on the Proposition 8 Day of Decision. She tells the crowd that those who want to codify their religious biases into civil law are bigots.

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The Peculiar Mechanics of Gay Divorce

For gay couples, the promise of marriage is still so new and incomplete that the idea of matrimonial courts, equitable settlements, and all the rest barely registers. How do you process the undoing of a bond that until a moment ago in history you were not allowed to form?

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A Conversation With . . . Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum and Bishop Gene Robinson

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.

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New York’s New Firebrand Rabbi

For Sharon Kleinbaum—friend of Christine Quinn, partner to Randi Weingarten—the personal is political.

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