Please note: this event will be held at Congregation Sha'ar Zahav at 290 Dolores Street in San Francisco.
Keshet, a national organization that works for full LGBTQ equality and inclusion in Jewish life, and Congregation Sha’ar Zahav proudly welcome lesbian Jewish poet and writer Lesléa Newman as she reads from her newest collection, Lovely, and other works.
Lesléa Newman has published seventy books for readers of all ages, including the poetry collections I Carry My Mother, which received the Golden Crown Literary Society Poetry award, and October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard (a novel in verse), which received an American Library Association Stonewall Honor. In 2010, she received the Hachamat Lev Award from Keshet for “her enduring commitment to justice and full inclusion for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in the Jewish community and beyond.”
Congregation Sha’ar Zahav is a wheelchair accessible space with all-gender restrooms. Keshet and Sha’ar Zahav would like their events to be accessible to those with chemical sensitivities and allergies, and therefore support a fragrance-free environment.