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Sunday, March 19 • 15:00 - 15:45
Don't Call Me Orthodox: Perspectives from a Gay Baal Teshuva

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As the sun lowers on Yom Kippur and Jews return to synagogue for afternoon prayers, the Torah is opened.
“You shall not lie down with a male, as with a woman: this is an abomination, says the reading.
This verse is at the root of deep-seated pain felt by many LGBTQ Jews. It is also at the root of Andrew Dale’s Jewish journey, and a deep dive into Jewish spirituality Andrew is in the midst of after years of aiming to reconcile his gay identity with his desire to become more observant.
This session will use an interactive approach to discuss approaches to LGBTQ Jewish observance, inclusion, and living, with a focus on traditional streams. 

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Andrew Dale

Andrew Dale is formerly one of Canada's youngest finance executives, rapidly ascending the ranks of Bay Street to become a Partner at age 26. In December 2015, he quit.  With the goal of changing the rules of the historically-toxic fashion industry, Andrew founded fashion startup LeDaveed in July 2016. A play on his middle and Hebrew name, and infused with the values of honesty and respect for people and the environment, the growth of... Read More →


Sunday March 19, 2017 15:00 - 15:45
S1 27th Floor

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