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What does Pride mean to You?

June 29, 2020
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What does Pride mean to You? This video showcases the voices of faculty, staff, and students from the University of San Francisco (USF) sharing their answers to that question. This was a collaborative effort between USF Gender & Sexuality Center and the LGBTQ Staff/Faculty Caucus. Happy Pride Month! 🏳️‍🌈

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USF welcomes the first Rabbi in Residence

December 10, 2019
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For the first time in 164 years, the University of San Francisco has a Rabbi in Residence on the full time University Ministry staff. Along with being a lifelong practitioner of the Jewish faith, Rabbi Camille Angel brings her experiences as a member of the LGBTQ+ community and hopes to bridge the gap between being…

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Kvelling! Student project: “How Religion + Faith Have Impacted The Lives Of 5 Queer People”

September 3, 2019
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My student, Pete Mancilla, created this wonderful presentation — “Rabbi Camille Shira Angel taught my Queering Religion class at University of San Francisco. Without her I would have never opened my eyes to how important it is to see faith through queer eyes….”

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Rabbi Angel stars in “Immoral Souls”

September 3, 2019
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“Immoral Soul” is based on Rabbi Nilton Bonder’s bestselling book and acclaimed play will now come to the big screen as a documentary film. The film addresses the need for people to break rules in order to survive and evolve. Staring Rabbi Angel and Noam Chomsky

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Meet USF’s New Rabbi in Residence

September 2, 2019
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For the first time in its 164-year history, the University of San Francisco has appointed a rabbi in residence. She can’t wait to get started.

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New Lesbian Rabbi Brings LGBTQ Issues to Forefront at University of San Francisco

August 15, 2019
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A new rabbi-in-residence at the University of San Francisco (USF) is bringing LGBTQ issues into the forefront of the  Jesuit campus’ social justice work.

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Lesbian rabbi is Catholic University of San Francisco’s first rabbi-in-residence

August 2, 2019
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“Let me be your rabbi!” declares Camille Shira Angel, the first rabbi-in-residence at the University of San Francisco, a Jesuit Catholic institution, where she has been a longtime adjunct professor in the Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice.

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Back to School: Rabbi is queering religion at Jesuit university

July 2, 2019
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Rabbi Camille Shira Angel… sat down with the Bay Area Reporter last week to discuss being a rabbi, an out lesbian, and what it means to “publicize the miracle.”

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Video: Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at Pacific School of Religion

September 3, 2017
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My students at the University of San Francisco are learning through Queering Religion that there is much work to be done to ensure that religious pluralism dominates our cultural conversation.

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Meeting the Obamas

December 5, 2010
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In his remarks in 2010, Obama called the Chanukah story “as simple as it is timeless. It’s a story of ancient Israel, suffering under the yoke of empire, where Jews were forbidden to practice their religion openly.”

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