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Spitzer, Toba


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Documenting Lesbian Lives Oral History Project oral histories

Identifier: SSC-MS-00661
Abstract Documenting Lesbian Lives is a collection of life histories with people who consider themselves to be (presently or at one time) lesbian, queer or bisexual. The project provides a complex and nuanced collective story of American lesbian history and experience. Narrators include grassroots activists and political organizers; educators and academics; musicians, writers, and artists; as well as community and religious leaders. They come from a variety of class, ethnic, racial, social, and...
Dates of Materials: 2010-2020

Rabbi Toba Spitzer interviewed by Alicia DePaolo, 2010 April 6

Scope and Contents In this oral history, Rabbi Toba Spitzer describes the experience of entering the rabbinate as an out lesbian and discusses how her spirituality has influenced her social justice work. She describes how she became involved in the Labor Zionist movement at a young age and how political involvement has always represented an important part of her connection to Judaism. She also explains how the feminist movement has been important to her and how she has worked to articulate her spirituality in...
Dates of Materials: 2010 April 6