Rabbi Steven Greenberg to give lecture on religion, sex and gender Nov. 27

Rabbi Steven Greenberg will deliver a lecture, “Religion, Sex and Gender: Ordering a Messy World,” on Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. at Gettysburg College.

The talk will take place in Masters Hall’s Mara Auditorium, located near the campus fountain, and is free and open to the public.

The event is sponsored by the Center for Public Service, Fred Mahan Great Question Fund, Department of Philosophy, President’s Office, Department of Religious Studies, Judaic Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Steven GreenbergRabbi Greenberg received his B.A. in philosophy from Yeshiva University and his rabbinical ordination from RabbiIsaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. Since 1985, Greenberg has served as a senior educator for CLAL—a think tank, leadership training institute and resource center dedicated to building a Jewish life that is spiritually vibrant and engaged with the intellectual and ethical challenges of the wider world.

He has conducted hundreds of leadership training programs for communal lay andprofessional leaders of Jewish Federations, synagogues and philanthropic institutions in over fifty cities in North America.

Greenberg is the first openly gay Orthodox rabbi and a founder of the Jerusalem Open House, the Holy City's GLBT community center. He appeared in Trembling Before G-d, a documentary about gay and lesbian Orthodox Jews. In 2004, he finished a decade-long book project, Wrestling with God and Men: Homosexuality in the Jewish Tradition, which exploresbiblical, rabbinic, medieval and contemporary Jewish responses to same-sex relationships.

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and scienceswith a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college, which enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students, is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Contact: Nikki Rhoads, senior assistant director of communications, 717.337.6803

Posted: Fri, 16 Nov 2012

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