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I do travel often to teach and to lead services, workshops, and retreats.


Counseling can easily happen by phone from wherever I am; and in-person sessions can often be arranged if I am traveling to someplace near you.


In 2014:



March 27-30

Easton Mountain Retreat Center

"Writing Your Body's Prayerbook"

An intensive retreat for Gay and Bi men on finding God through deeper connection with our bodies.


April 10-11

Williams College

Williamstown, MA

"Exploring LGBTQ+Jew"

Illuminating the unique beauty and potential of Queer Jewish religious awareness.

"Nothing Butt Talk" -- The Anal Sex Ed Class That None of Us Ever Received
A presentation and discussion about anal play, an essential part of everyone's sexual potential that doesn't get talked about because of sex-negativity and homophobia. All questions can be asked (and a lot of them will get answered!). We'll cover everything from hygiene and health to techniques and protocol (Lesson #1: The TOP always gets the towel.)


April 15

Congregation Beit Simchat Torah

Community Pesach Seder

With Cantorial Soloist Re'ut Ben-Ze'ev and Cantor Maria Dubinsky

Celebrate Pesach with the world's largest LGBTQ Synagogue (www.cbst.org) and extend a special welcome to members of RUSA LGBT, the network of Russian-speaking LGBT people in the New York area. The story of Israelite liberation from Pharaoh connects to the plight of LGBTQ Russians under the tyranny of Vladimir Putin.


April 22

Brown University and RISD Hillel

Providence, RI

"Singing our Sexiness -- The Erotics of Jewish Prayer"

Studying texts from traditional Jewish liturgy and finding the invitation to bring our whole erotic selves into connection with God. How can we in turn invite God more fully into our sex lives and the erotic opportunties we encounter everyday?






In 2013 here are some of the places I was:


January 28-29

Wyncote, PA

Reconstructionist Rabbinical College 

 "Understanding & Communicating about Sexuality and Diversity in Inclusive Communities"

(mini-course co-taught with Rabbi Dev Noily)


March 31

Washington, DC

National Rainbow Seder

Sponsored by GLOE and HRC


May 14

Berkeley, CA

JCC of the East Bay

Tikkun Leyl Shavuot

"Queer Theology -- How it's good for the Jews!"


May 31

Washington, DC

Historic Synagogue at 6th and I -- Pride Shabbat

6:45 Service with Rabbi Shira Stutman


June 24-29

New York City

Jewish Home Lifecare

Week of teaching on LGBTQ Judaism in honor of Pride Week


July 5-7

Winnipeg, Canada

World Congress of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Jews

Shabbat services

Workshops: "Queer Jewish Sexual Ethics" and "Lost in the Garment District: Jews, Gender, and Drag"


July 29-August 4

Greenwich, NY - Easton Mountain Retreat Center

Eros Spirit Camp

"This experiential week will focus upon relating erotically in ways that foster personal growth, genuine human connection and contact with the divine."



August 21-25

Greenwich, NY - Easton Mountain Retreat Center

"Camp Nehirim for Nice Jewish Boys and Their Friends"

"The Gayest Jewish Summer Camp Ever!"

Camp Director








Here are some of the places I was in 2012:


June 1-2

Chicago IL

Congregation Or Chadash

Scholar-in-Residence Shabbaton

The Sacred Sexiness of the Jewish Way




June 9

Walnut Creek, CA

Coalition of Welcoming Congregations of the Bay Area

Youth, Faith, and Family Conference




June 21

Oakland, CA

JCC of the East Bay

Lost in the Garment District: Jews, Gender, Dress-Up, and Drag




June 24

Canoga Park, CA (San Fernando Valley/LA area)

Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church

Worshiping the Ancient God through Today's Body




July 16-22

Greenwich, NY

Easton Mountain Retreat Center

Eros Spirit Camp




August 22-26

Greenwich, NY

Nehirim Men's Camp





San Jose, CA

Jewish High Holidays

Temple Beth Sholom

Kol Nidre, Sept. 25, 8pm

Yom Kippur, Sept. 26, 10am

    Torah discussion, 3pm

     Yizkor, 4pm   

    Neilah, 5pm




October 14

The Sacred Sexiness of the Jewish Way:

The Erotics of Jewish Prayer and the Power of Blessing for the Life of the Body

Congregation Shir Hadash

20 Cherry Blossom Lane

Los Gatos, CA 95032



Monday, October 29th

Question One: The Battle for Same-Sex Marriage

A talk-back with an interfaith panel led by Rev. Roland Stringfellow,

Director of Ministerial Outreach of Pacific School of Religion

(following the 7:30 Screening at the Vogue Theatre

3920 Sacramento Street, off of Presidio)