Rabbi David Dunn Bauer
San Francisco, CA
Rabbi David Dunn Bauer the founder and coordinator of “The Jewish Queer Sexual Ethics Project” at the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry at Pacific School of Religion. David is a Queer academic and activist, theatre artist, sex educator, clergy-person, and body-worker/healer. An alumnus of Yale University, the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, in 2011 he became the first Jew to earn the Certificate in Sexuality and Religion from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California. Having served as a congregational rabbi in Western Massachusetts for seven years, he has been an outspoken activist for Queer and Trans rights in both New England and the Bay Area. David has taught about eros, gender, and Queer spirituality around the United States, for colleges and seminaries on both coasts, and at countless retreats, camps, and workshops. His essay "Man-Boy and Daddy-God: The SM Dynamic in Ezekiel's Call and Commissioning" was published this year in Queer Religion, Vol. 2, edited by Donald Boisvert and Jay Emerson Johnson. Prior to the rabbinate, David had a 20-year career stage managing and directing theatre, opera, and ballet around the world. Based in San Francisco, David has recently served as the Bay Area Director of Programming for "Nehirim," the leading national provider of community programming for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) Jews, partners, and allies.
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