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Gay Man Named First to Lead Reconstructionist Rabbis

Gay Man Named First to Lead Reconstructionist Rabbis


Rabbi Jason Klein was elected by his peers to lead the U.S. Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association.

A gay rabbi has been chosen to lead the Reconstructionist movement's rabbinic association, making him the first openly gay man to lead a national rabbinic association in America.

Rabbi Jason Klein was elected to lead the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association during the organization's meeting in New Orleans. No other rabbinic associations in the U.S. have been headed by openly gay people, the Jewish Daily Forward reports, though Reconstructionist and Reform seminaries have previously ordained gay rabbis.

Klein is a Hillel rabbi at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

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