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LGBTQ Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum tapped for US religious freedom commission

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LGBTQ Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum tapped for US religious freedom commission

Kleinbaum has beforehand served on the commission, which displays religious freedom in a single other nation

By PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA
 

AUGUST 3, 2021 03: 18

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Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum of Congregation Beth Simchat Torah joined others at a 2016 press conference condemning the appearance of Smith & Wesson's CEO at a conference (photo credit: ERIK MCGREGOR/LIGHTROCKET VIA GETTY IMAGES/JTA)

Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum of Congregation Beth Simchat Torah joined others at a 2016 press conference condemning the look of Smith & Wesson’s CEO at a conference

(picture credit: ERIK MCGREGOR/LIGHTROCKET VIA GETTY IMAGES/JTA)

Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, who has led Original York City’s Congregation Beth Simchat Torah since 1992, is one of President Joe Biden’s decisions to be half of the US Commission on Global Religious Freedom.

Kleinbaum has beforehand served on the commission, which displays religious freedom in a single other nation, in line with the Biden administration’s announcement Friday. Biden also presented the appointment of Khizr Khan, who rose to prominence as a valid thunder after his son, a US Navy captain, changed into killed in Iraq.

Kleinbaum is diagnosed for her advocacy on behalf of LGBTQ and human rights, alongside with in Israel. Her reinforce for the liberal pro-Israel lobby J Dual carriageway ended in an moral-waft political action committee to creep an ad final 365 days that known as her an “antisemite,” drawing condemnation from the Anti-Defamation League and others.

I’m so incredibly happy with my wife @Skleinbaum. She’s been a resounding thunder for religious freedom, for human rights and for LGTBQ rights .She will elevate that keenness & function to her re-appointment to the US Comm’n on Int’l Religious Freedom https://t.co/wuLVS5ltVv

— Randi Weingarten (@rweingarten) July 30, 2021

Reward for Kleinbaum poured in after the announcement, alongside with from Original York City politicians and from her wife, American Federation of Lecturers President Randi Weingarten.

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LGBTQ Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum tapped for US religious freedom commission