Joshua Lesser, an Atlanta native, serves Congregation Bet Haverim as its rabbi. Proudly, he founded Sojourn: The Southern Jewish Resource Network for Gender & Sexual Diversity. He chairs the City of Atlanta’s Human Relations Commission and serves on the Mayor’s LGBTQ Advisory Board. He is the rabbinic editor of Torah Queeries: A Weekly Commentary on the Hebrew Bible. Believing that we are stronger together, Josh advocates for racial justice, gender equality, interfaith partnership and transgender rights, while challenging white supremacy and triumphalism. He unrepentantly believes that joy is a form of resistance, and that everyone can make a difference. Josh lives with his partner, Alex, and their dog, Opal.