Cindy Adams Highlights Rabbi Kleinbaum's 32 Years of Leadership

Rabbi Kleinbaum was recently featured in a Cindy Adams column, and so many people sent the link to us that we thought we’d share it with you, just in case you hadn’t seen it.

In a column titled, “Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum retiring from world’s largest LGBTQ synagogue after 32 years,” the legendary Post columnist writes:

“Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (called the gay synagogue) began [in 1973; Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum’s work at the synagogue began in] 1992. Height of the AIDS crisis. No staff or leader before Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum arrived — and LGBTQ’s Jewish leaders, living in fear and trauma with 40% gone from AIDS, could then congregate freely to worship… Rabbi Kleinbaum’s congregation is now 1,300, 25 staff, four rabbis, an internship program, prominent alumni worldwide and LGBTQ’s largest synagogue in the world.

“To honor her retirement after 32 years, the Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum & Randi Weingarten Fund for Social Justice at CBST will launch a celebratory concert June 3 at Jazz at Lincoln Center.”
See the column here.
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