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A love story | Irwin Keller | TEDxSonomaCounty

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Irwin Keller has been the spiritual leader of Congregation Ner Shalom, in Sonoma County, since 2008. His past work included LGBT and HIV advocacy, having authored Chicago’s first LGBT rights law and directing an AIDS legal services organization in San Francisco. He was also a founder and, for 21 years, a writer and performer in The Kinsey Sicks, known as “America’s Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet.” Irwin’s poignant and humorous sermons and essays, speaking to issues of Judaism, queerness, disillusionment, hope and finding inspiration on the fringe, can be found on his Itzik’s Well blog, at

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at