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...

Meet USF’s New Rabbi in Residence

September 2, 2019

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.

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

August 15, 2019

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.

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

August 2, 2019

“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.

Back to School: Rabbi is queering religion at Jesuit university

July 2, 2019

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.”

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

September 3, 2017

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.

Meeting the Obamas

December 5, 2010

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.”