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Flashpoint: the Queer Case of the Naches and the Temple Beth Sholom

By Max Holzberg

In this excerpt from the forthcoming zine on the history Naches, Max Holzberg explores a flashpoint event that illustrates the queer activist group’s efforts towards acceptance by Jewish institutions in Montreal. Through archival research and interviews with current queer Rabbis and congregants, Max demonstrates the lasting impact of the group’s radical work at the Temple Beth Sholom.

Flashpoint: The Queer Case of the Naches and Temple Beth Sholom