About Rabbi Joshua Lesser

Joshua C. Lesser is the rabbi at Congregation Bet Haverim in Atlanta, GA. He founded Sojourn: The Southern Jewish Resource Network for Gender & Sexual Diversity, chairs the City of Atlanta’s Human Relations Commission and serves on the Mayor’s LGBTQ Advisory Board. He unrepentantly believes that joy is a form of resistance and that everyone can make a difference. Josh lives with his partner Alex and their dog Opal.

Website: https://www.congregationbethaverim.org/

Articles by Rabbi Joshua

Talking With Our Kids After Acts of Violence and Anti-Semitism

Talking With Our Kids After Acts of Violence and Anti-Semitism

The violence that the Tree of Life Synagogue experienced and the hatred that was behind it has been terrifying. It is heartbreaking and for many angering. We need healing–and so do our kids. Many of us wonder how do we speak to our children about acts of terror when we cannot fully comprehend them ourselves. We are thrown by such unexpected and horrific violence. It makes sense that talking to...