Rabbi Daniel Bogard who serves Central Reform Congregation in St. Louis, MO will speak about his experience raising a trans child and feeling like your State government is at war with your family, the camp that he started for trans youth, and what we can do to safeguard trans rights. He will also share Jewish texts that recognize that as long as there have been human beings, there have been people who are trans because being trans is just another way of being human.
Rabbi Daniel Bogard is a rabbi, an educator, and an activist in Missouri working to protect trans kids and other vulnerable minorities from the bullies who run his State government. He serves as a rabbi at Central Reform Congregation in St. Louis, MO along with his wife Rabbi Karen Bogard, he teaches future Christian clergy at Eden Theological Seminary, and he is often found in Jefferson City advocating for Jewish values to be represented in the public square. Rabbi Daniel is a co-founder and president of the board of Camp Indigo Point, a 2-year-old sleep away camp for trans, gender-expansive, and LGBTQ+ youth. Daniel is a Senior Rabbinic Fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute, and over the last few months his work has been featured in sources ranging from MSNBC to the front page of the Washington Post. He is the proud parent of three amazing children.
Links to Learn More:
This Missouri Rabbi Won’t Stop Fighting for His Trans Child
By: Lior Zaltman
Republicans are ‘waging a war on my family’ father of trans kid says
‘Our state is at war with our family’: Clergy with trans kids fight back
The Washington Post
By: Ariana Eunjung Cha
Supreme Court’s Roe ruling would trample the religious freedom of every Jewish American
San Franscisco Chronicle
By: Daniel Bogard and Tana Senn
Queer camp counselor was told not to come back. So they opened their own camp.
The Washington Post
By Sydney Page
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