Biography

Camille Shira Angel, an adjunct professor in the Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice, is also an ordained rabbi from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, and the author of articles including "Crafting a Liturgical Mirror," in the wonderful new anthology The Sacred Encounter: Jewish Perspectives on Sexuality, and "Ruach Acheret-Ruach HaKodesh: Different Spirit-Sacred Spirit" in Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible.

She was the spiritual leader of the queer flagship Congregation Sha'ar Zahav from 2000-2015, where she edited and contributed to a radically inclusive prayer book, Siddur Sha'ar Zahav.

Her primary interests lie in being a mother and a loving companion while balancing the weight of the world and attempting to make forward progress on all matters concerning equality and justice — personal, communal, national, and global.

Publications

Angel, C.S. (2014). "Crafting a Liturgical Mirror." In The Sacred Encounter: Jewish Perspectives on Sexuality, ed. Lisa J. Grushcow. New York: Central Conference of American Rabbis Press.

Angel, C.S. (2009). "Ruach Acheret-Ruach HaKodesh: Different Spirit-Sacred Spirit." In Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible, eds. Gregg Drinkwater and Joshua Lesser. New York: New York University Press.