1) B’nai David-Judea – Los Angeles
The above Open Orthodox “shul” in Los Angeles, in a very recent Erev Shabbos bulletin, wished mazel tov to an all-female “couple”, Talia Inlender and Daniela Gerson, for their new daughter: (The mazel tov wishes appear in the “BDJ Broadcast” section of the above bulletin on page 1.)
Here is a link about the “marriage” of this all-female “couple”:
This same Open Orthodox congregation has a male rabbi and a female Rabbanit, who received semicha from Yeshivat Maharat, founded by Avi Weiss:
The shul’s rabbi wrote an article against the beracha of “She-lo asani isha”, explaining how to avoid reciting it and how to avoid reeciting the beracha of “She-lo asani goy“: https://morethodoxy.org/2011/08/08/a-clamer-and-fuller-articulation-r-yosef-kanefsky/
This rabbi also rejected the OU’s ruling against female clergy.
- Hebrew Institute of Riverdale (“HIR”)
HIR was founded by Avi Weiss. Its clergy is comprised of three rabbis, all gradutes of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah (YCT – OO rabbinical school), as well as two rabbas (female rabbis), both graduates of Yeshivat Maharat (OO women’s rabbinical school): https://www.thebayit.org/staff
HIR actually houses both YCT and Yeshivat Maharat on its premises.
(Avi Weiss retired and is listed as Rabbi-In-Residence.)
HIR has twice this year extended mazel tov wishes upon the marriage of two men:
- Here – see item #3 in “Mazal Tov to” section: https://images.shulcloud.com/111/uploads/ariel/Bulletin/2017/09-01-2017-Ki-Teitzei-Bulletin.pdf
- Here – please see item #1 in the “Mazal Tov to” section: https://images.shulcloud.com/111/uploads/ariel/Bulletin/2017/11-03-17-Vayera-Bulletin-Online-Version.pdf
HIR also hosts an annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day concert, featuring a church choir performance in the synagogue’s sanctuary: