About Rabbi Angel

Rabbi Camille Shira Angel is an ordained Reform rabbi with over 25 years of experience guiding couples and families in Jewish lifecycle events.

She is an award-winning educator, public speaker, and LGBTQIA religious activist.

Currently, she is Rabbi-in-Residence at USF.

Weddings & other lifecycles

For more than 25 years, Rabbi Angel has been accompanying people on their Jewish journeys.

Public Speaking

Rabbi Angel speaks on a wider variety of intersecting topics including Feminism, Prayer, and the importance of incorporating ritual in our lives.

USF Rabbi-in-Residence

For the first time in its 164-year history, the University of San Francisco has appointed a rabbi in residence.

Rabbi in the news...

The Inaugural Alvin H. Baum, Jr. Memorial Lecture: Honoring LGBTQ+ Jewish Social Justice Activism

March 8, 2022

We invite you to the inaugural Alvin H. Baum, Jr. Memorial Lecture, highlighting an outstanding LGBTQ+ Jewish social justice activist. The inaugural lecture will be delivered by Dr. Marcy Adelman, a stalwart activist in the Bay Area LGBTQ+ community and co-founder and visionary of Openhouse. This lecture series also honors Rabbi Camille Angel, the first LGBTQ+ rabbi-in-residence at a Catholic university in the United States.

Meet the rabbi ‘queering’ religion at Jesuit Catholic USF

February 16, 2022

Since becoming University of San Francisco’s rabbi-in-residence in 2019, Rabbi Camille Angel has been busy, whether she’s creating inclusive on-campus spaces, helping to empower students through her classes, officiating Jewish lifecycle events or leading Passover seders.

Embracing Qmmunity in Jesuit Higher Education: How USF Welcomes LGBQTIA+ People

October 22, 2021

In its newly revised mission statement, the University of San Francisco (USF) includes sexual orientation and gender as two of the many identities of community members that are now acknowledged and affirmed publicly…

Good Morning America: Who is making LGBTQ+ History?

July 5, 2021

Camille Angel nominates CJ Wechsler for the Good Morning America Inspiration List 2021 for their longstanding push for equality and for dismantling religious-based homophobia and transphobia while still embracing religion and spirituality. CJ created Qmmunity at the University of San Francisco – a safe space for queer-identifying students who face unique situations — both hardship…

Congratulations to Rabbi Angel

June 7, 2021

The Student Leadership and Engagement office at USF awarded Rabbi-in-Residence Rabbi Angel the “Excellence in Advising” award for her work with QMmunity, a student organization that actively affirms the LGBTQ+ community and religious and spiritual identities at USF. Mazel tov to Rabbi Angel for this incredible award and for all of her work on campus.

Does Faith Have a Future?

March 23, 2021

Rabbi Camille Shira Angel participated in a debate on the future of faith at the USF Magazine, together with Jesuit priest Father Dónal Godfrey, S.J and astrophysicist Xiaosheng Huang.