The Jewish Case for Marriage Equality: How to Talk with People Who Disagree and Actually Make Progress

at Beth Jacob Congregation
1179 Victoria Curve
St. Paul, MN

Looking for ways to talk to your friends and neighbors who support the marriage amendment, especially for religious reasons? Come to Beth Jacob for our after Kiddush talk. Jay Michaelson, contributing editor to the Forward newspaper and author of the 2011 bestseller God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality for Equality, will be offering some “best practices” from a decade of LGBT religious advocacy. He will speak from his personal experiences and his knowledge as a religious scholar (he holds a Ph.D. from Hebrew University and a J.D. from Yale Law School) and as an advocate, recently named to the ‘Forward 50’ list of the 50 most influential American Jews. Jay will discuss why we as Jews in specific need to oppose the Marriage Amendment, and give us practical language and strategies for our conversations with others. Babysitting will be available.