I’m queer, and I’m Jewish. These identities are two very important parts of who I am.
“I’m queer, and I’m Jewish. I’m lucky to be part of a campus community where these identities can intersect, and it’s often something that I take for granted. A few weeks ago, Jewish students gathered at Brandeis Hillel for Pride Shabbat. That was very personal for me — to be able to celebrate my queer identity and Jewish identity with my peers. These identities are two very important parts of who I am. And I’m proud of who I am. I’m proud of who we, as queer Jews, are. And most of all, I’m thankful that my Brandeis Hillel community is proud of who we are.” — Ezra Gershman, Brandeis University