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Job Opening: Coordinator of the CLGS African American Roundtable

by CLGSAdminy1

1 June 2024 CLGS is currently seeking to hire a part-time Coordinator of the CLGS African American Roundtable.  For a complete Job Description of this position, please click here. JOB OVERVIEW The Coordinator provides theological expertise as well as programmatic and convening support to the African American Roundtable by coordinating programs and events of the […]

CLGS is Accepting Applications for Our 2024-2025 Trans Seminarian Leadership Cohort!

by CLGSAdminy1

Trans Seminarian Leadership Cohort Application Click here to apply for the 2023-2024 Trans Seminarian Leadership Cohort! The application deadline is Wednesday, 15 May 2024 Interviews will take place from 20 May through 1 June 2024 A Year-Long Leadership Development Program for Transgender, Nonbinary, and Gender-Nonconforming Seminarians For the last twelve years, CLGS, the Freedom Center for […]

CLGS Welcomes Rabbi Yoel Kahn!

by CLGSAdminy1

CLGS is proud to welcome Rabbi Yoel Kahn as our Interim Coordinator of the CLGS Jewish Roundtable.  Welcome, Yoel! A Bay Area native, Rabbi Yoel Kahn graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and was ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, New York, in 1985. He received his Ph.D. from the Graduate […]

The Genesis of CLGS, The Country’s First Seminary-Based LGBTQ+ Center

by Bernard Schlager

From The Office of Communications at Pacific School of Religion Since its founding in 2000, the Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion (CLGS) at Pacific School of Religion (PSR) has served LGBTQ+ people, families, and faith communities through advocacy, community-building, education, and research. As the United States’ first seminary-based LGBTQ+ center, CLGS is […]

Happy Jewish New Year!

by CLGSAdminy1

CLGS is an interfaith organization, affirming the importance of religious and cultural diversity. It includes a specifically Jewish Roundtable that serves the needs of Jewish queer people. September marks the beginning of the Jewish High Holy Days.  This period of religious observance opens with the Jewish New Year, Rosh HaShanah; continues with the Day of […]

Professor Julia Watts Belser: Queer Bodies: Colliding, Expanding, Flourishing | The 13th Annual | 2022 CLGS Georgia Lecture

by Bernard Schlager
Julia Watts Belser, a white Jewish woman with curly brown hair, sits happily in her wheelchair in front of a pink flowering bush. She's wearing a patterned red blazer and red kippah (beret) to match.

Click here to register for this ONLINE Lecture and follow-up discussion which will be offered via Zoom! Queer Crip Revelation: Disability Dance, Jewish Text, and the Sacred Potency of Difference with Professor Julia Watts Belser The 13th Annual CLGS Georgia Harkness Lecture Thursday, 20 October 2022, at 2:30pm (Pacific Time)   (Online) Join the Center […]