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Temple B'nai Torah has a long and proud history of LGBTQ+ activism on account of our beloved Cantor Emeritus, David Serkin-Poole, who was one of the first openly gay cantors in the United States. He served TBT for 38 years, and during that time, fought for the right to adopt his three children, Gene, Danielle and Jason, with his husband Michael.

TBT supported Cantor David every step of the way and was one of the first religious institutions to fight for Marriage Equality in the state of Washington.

To learn more about Cantor David and his beautiful family, check out this Seattle Times article:

Revisiting the Serkin-Pooles; a Gay Couple Who Now Have Three Adopted Children, by Sally Macdonald

Sat, May 18 2024 10 Iyar 5784