In August, Angel will assume her new position with the Swig Program and University Ministry, officiating at Jewish lifecycle events and offering spiritual support to Jewish and non-Jewish students alike.
The ministry is USF’s religious resource center and makes nondenominational prayer rooms and mentorship opportunities available to students.
The ministry’s director, Julie Dowd, said the residency was designed for Angel, who has been teaching an ethics course called “Queering Religion” for several years. The class covers the history of interaction between religious and LGBTQ communities.
Angel is a ninth-generation rabbi from Los Angeles known for blending Jewish spirituality and progressive activism. She is the former spiritual leader of LGBTQ Congregation Sha’ar Zahav in San Francisco.