A Gay Synagogue in New York recounts the communal experiences and personal dilemmas of the congregants of Beth Simchat Torah, the largest gay and lesbian synagogue in the United States.
Moshe Shokeid is Professor of Anthropology at Tel Aviv University.
"A clear winner . . . this book is a model of how to do ethnography in a modern context."—Leonard Plotnicov, author of American Culture: Essays on the Familiar and Unfamiliar
"A important book."—Jewish Journal of Sociology
"Shokeid is skillful in conveying the ideological, gender-based, and religious cleavages that make the establishment of a lesbian and gay congregation a complicated endeavor."—Journal of Contemporary Ethnography