Big week for West Hollywood's synagogue, Congregation Kol Ami. Saturday was their "Totally Awesome 80s Gala" featuring Tiffany, not kidding, (tickets were $275 - $500), and last night their founder, Denise Eger, a 49 year-old out lesbian, was installed as the first woman to be president of southern California's 300 member Board of Rabbis. She is a longtime outspoken advocate for human rights, especially on lgbt issues. Fifteen years ago she married her partner Karen Siteman, now 56, and they were married again last October. Needless to say, they were huge opponents of Prop 8, a position shared by 85% of the congregations. Only 8% of southern California's congregations are orthodox, according to the Los Angeles Times. She told the newspaper,
As for leading a vast number of religious people in southern California, wouldn't you rather have heard her give the invocation at the inauguration?