Join our friends at A Wider Bridge for a screening of the short film V’ahavta (And Thou Shalt Love) and a post-screening discussion with Rabbi Steve Greenberg about the ways faith encounters gayness and the ways gayness can both challenge and deepen faith.
V’Ahavta (And Thou Shalt Love), is a film by Chaim Elbaum that depicts the turmoil of a yeshiva student who falls in love with his “havruta” (study partner) and is loosely based on Elbaum’s own experiences. Elbaum was a student at Jerusalem’s Bet Sefer Maaleh, a film school for Orthodox Jews. Elbaum came out of the closet in his penultimate year. He remained at the school and produced this 30 minute feature film as his senior project. V’Ahavta won the school’s best film of the year and subsequently received several awards at film festivals all over the world.
Rabbi Steve Greenberg is the co-director of Eshel, an organization dedicated to the integration of LGBT Orthodox Jews into their families and communities, is the author of the acclaimed book: Wrestling with God and Men: Homosexuality in the Jewish Tradition.
For more information: http://awiderbridge.org/when-faith-encounters-gayness/
Presented by A Wider Bridge and the Jewish Community Library, a program of Jewish LearningWorks.
Co-sponsored by Keshet, Nehirim, and the Israel Center of the San Francisco Jewish Community Federation.