Andrew Ramer lives in the Imaginal Republic of San Francisco. He is a member of Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, where he facilitated weekly Torah Study for many years and co-facilitated Queer Torah Study. In addition to serving as a conversion mentor he coached twenty-six bat and bar mitzvah students writing their sermons, and was a major contributor to Sha’ar Zahav’s newly published siddur.
Andrew Ramer's new book, Queering the Text: Biblical, Medieval, and Modern Jewish Stories , grapples with traditional midrashim, plays with homoerotic love poems from medieval Spain , and envisions alternate versions of the present. Inspired by the pioneering work of Jewish feminists, using the same narrative tools as the rabbis of old, Ramer has crafted stories that anchor LGBT lives.