From Tolerance, To Acceptance, To Celebration
To help our Jewish community to be more accepting of the GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender) community, Rabbi David Horowitz, the father of a daughter who is a lesbian, will share his experiences during “From Toleration, To Acceptance, To Celebration” 7 pm Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at Isaac M. Wise Temple, 8329 Ridge Road, Amberley Village, OH. Admission is free. All community members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
“From Toleration, To Acceptance, To Celebration” is presented by a collaboration of Adath Israel Congregation, Isaac M. Wise Temple, and Jewish Family Service.
Host families for this event include Ginny and Mendy Fisher, Patti and Hirsch Wise, Kathy and Irvin Wise, Susan and Sam Knobler and Brooke and Daniel Guigui.
Rabbi Horowitz is the rabbi emeritus of Temple Israel in Akron, Ohio. He has been active on many community and religious boards including Chair of Akron’s Community Relations Council, a member of the National Committee on HIV/AIDS for the Union For Reform Congregations, and President of the Akron Area Interfaith Council.. He continues to serve as a past president of the Akron chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) and presently serves as secretary of PFLAG’s national Board of Directors.
The author of the chapter, “David” in A Family and Friends Guide to Sexual Orientation, edited by Bob Powers and Alan Ellis, Rabbi Horowitz was also the topic of a chapter entitled “Every Day the Rabbi Helps Gays,” in Dan Woog’s Friends and Family/True Stories of Gay America’s Straight Allies.
He lectures widely on issues dealing with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender concerns, the challenge of the radical right, as well as a variety of Judaic subjects, to academic institutions, religious institutions, and corporations throughout the United States and in foreign lands.
Isaac M. Wise Temple, K.K.B’nai Yeshurun 8329 Ridge Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45236 Phone: 513-793-2556 http://www.wisetemple.org/