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Jake Goodman

Jake Goodman is a community organizer, educator, and performer. He is a founding member of Queer Rising, a NYC-based group that, in its heyday, demanded full equality and dignity for all LGBTQ+ people through direct action and civil disobedience. Previously, Jake directed Auburn Seminary’s national LGBTQ campaign, Groundswell, and managed their media program to train multi-faith religious leaders to speak through the media about issues of justice. He has taught, spoken, and served as scholar-in-residence across the United States and Israel. As a Jewish educator, Jake has worked for Storahtelling (now Lab/Shul), the Foundation for Jewish Camp, LABA at the 14th Street Y, the 92nd Street Y, and synagogues across the country. As an actor, Jake has performed at Actors Theatre of Louisville and the Berkshire Theater Festival. He is the co-creator and performer in “Kaddish,” a stage adaptation of Nobel Prize-winning author Imre Kertész’s book, Kaddish for an Unborn Child. “Kaddish” has been produced in Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, New York City, and other cities across the United States.

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