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Join Us: Rabbi Mike Moskowitz to Speak to Rashi Middle Schoolers

On Wednesday, October 31, the Rashi Middle School community will welcome Rabbi Mike Moskowitz.
On Wednesday, October 31, the Rashi Middle School community will welcome Rabbi Mike Moskowitz.  Rabbi Moskowitz is an ultra-Orthodox Rabbi who, because of experiences in his own family, has become a fierce ally for all transgender and genderqueer people. Rabbi Moskowitz is from the New York area, but he is spending most of his time in Massachusetts through election day on November 6. His goal is to use Jewish teaching to inspire people to vote yes on Massachusetts Ballot Measure Three, thus protecting the rights of transgender and genderqueer people in public spaces in the Commonwealth. Numerous Jewish organizations and institutions, including the Union for Reform Judaism and the Jewish Community Relations Council, support this stance. 

Rabbi Moskowitz’s visit enables Rashi to continue educating our Middle School students on what it means to be transgender or genderqueer, and how to be an ally to LGBTQ people in general. Over the past several years, we have welcomed Mason Dunn, the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition, to speak about his experience coming out as a transgender man. Students still speak of the impact of Mason’s candid and informative talk.

Rashi is proud to be on the forefront of educating our students about gender identity and the Jewish values of recognizing all people as being created B’tzelem Elohim, in God’s image.  We welcome all parents to attend this talk with Rabbi Moskowitz.  The talk will begin at 2:10 in the Rashi auditorium and conclude at 3:00.  Please reach out to Rabbi Sharon Clevenger at sclevenger@rashi.org if you have any questions.
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