On Sunday June 25, 2017
  • 9am-1pm at Kevah: 2095 Rose St., Suite 202, Berkeley
  • 12pm-4pm at Contemporary Jewish Museum: 736 Mission Street, San Francisco
  • 4pm-8pm at Oshman Family Jewish Community Center: 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto
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Sunday, June 25 • 2:50pm - 3:50pm
LGBT Equality in Jewish and American Legal Thought

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We will explore various Jewish and American legal texts to trace the evolution over time to create a more inclusive environment for our LGBT community. We will examine problematic texts in Torah and U.S. law, tracing the interpretations that led to the legalization of gay marriage and greater inclusion of the LGBT community in the broader Jewish Community. We will discuss whether similarities in the two legal traditions share a common moral world view.

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Mark Fickes

Mark Fickes is a Bay Area native. He and his husband Billy are the proud parents of two children who attend the Contra Costa Jewish Day School in Lafayette, California. Mark is a trial attorney focusing on white-collar defense. He was a vice-president and board member at Contra Costa... Read More →

Sunday June 25, 2017 2:50pm - 3:50pm PDT
Contemporary Jewish Museum 736 Mission St, San Francisco