Last updated on: 2/13/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Michele Brand Medwin Biography

Title:
Rabbi of Temple Sholom in Monticello, New York
Position:
None Found to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

“As a religious community, there are many scriptural verses that require us to accept and welcome gays and lesbians into our community as equals… ALL people, not just heterosexuals are created in God’s image.”

“Does the Old Testament Really Condemn Homosexuality?” www.kesetjts.org, Dec. 2004

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Rabbi, Temple Sholom, Monticello, New York, 2005-present
  • Rabbi, Temple Concord, Binghamton, New York, 2001-2005
  • Assistant Rabbi, Temple Sholom, Broomall, Pennsylvania, 1997-2001
  • Head Instructor, Kollel of Upstate New York (KUNY), adult education center
  • Former Board Member – Central Conference of American Rabbis
  • Past President – Delaware Valley Association of Reform Rabbis
  • Optometry, private practice, 1980-1993
  • Dr. Backman Memorial Award in Human Relations, Hebrew Union College
  • Martin Berman Memorial Prize in Philosophy, Hebrew Union College
Education:
  • Ordained Rabbi, Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, 1997
  • Doctor of Optometry, Pennsylvania College of Optometry, 1980
  • BS, Human Nutrition, Cornell University, 1976
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Does Judaism Accept Same-Sex Behavior?