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Artist Salon: Rabbi Gray Myrseth

Join us for an evening of poetry and conversation with Rabbi Gray Myrseth, as we explore the long-standing tradition of rabbinic expansions on, departures from, and challenges to sacred text. Emerging from a decade-long practice of writing poems inspired by the weekly Torah portion, Gray's work stands at the intersection of continuity and innovation, bringing a contemporary queer lens to classical Jewish texts. 

Originally from San Francisco, Gray is so glad to have returned to the Bay Area after being ordained by Hebrew College in Boston, MA. Gray currently serves as the Director of the Kehilla Community Synagogue School.

The Artist Salon aims to provide a local Jewish artist (especially those underrepresented in communal spaces) an intimate forum to share pieces of their work, reflect on their creative process, the connection between their art and their Judaism, and to provide the community with an opportunity to learn about the diverse ways Judaism and art making can be used to process and amplify issues of healing, community and justice.

A note about Studio accessibility: There are three steps into the building and the bathroom is not ADA. If you have other access needs please be in touch directly. 

This event will be streamed on Facebook live at

Earlier Event: April 25
Creative Commentary
Later Event: May 2
Creative Commentary