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Sandra Lawson to Become Black Lesbian Rabbi


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A Black, Woman, Lesbian, Convert to Judaism decided to become a rabbi. No this is not the opening of a joke but the true story of Sandra Lawson.

RNS writes that Sandra Lawson, a former military police officer turned personal trainer, wasn’t religious about anything, except maybe fitness. She wasn’t looking to convert to Judaism or any other religion.

And she certainly never aspired to be one of the first — if not the first — black, openly lesbian rabbi.

But this spring Lawson finished her fourth year at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College outside Philadelphia with the help of an online GoFundMe campaign. She plans to marry her girlfriend and spend the fall semester in Israel. If all goes according to plan…

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BY Lauren Markoe

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