Rabbi Judith Levitt
As a progressive Jew and a rabbi with a number of disabling chronic illnesses, Judith regularly meets people who don’t know it’s possible to be queer & a practicing Jew.
She started a freelance progressive rabbinic practice online and founded ‘Abraham & Sarah’s Tent’ an online community and Facebook group for those shielding, disabled, chronically ill, who live too far from a physical Jewish community or anyone who wants to participate in a warm, inclusive online community.
Judith leads Shabbat (Sabbath) and festival services (including monthly services and quarterly study for a queer Jewish community), teaches adult education, tutors for Barmitzvah, Batmitzvah and Brit Mitzvah (for non binary people) and tutors those interested in conversion.
What does your identity mean to you?
My identity means everything to me. I am proud of being Jewish, queer and disabled and am passionate about creating safe space for LGBTQI+ people within the Jewish community & beyond. I have campaigned for queer rights for 30 years. I am also proud of my Jewish identity and very active within the Jewish community.