About Me

Photo of a white transgender man with short brown and gray hair, wearing glasses, sitting with arms crossed in front of a rainbow Pride flag with a Star of David on it

I’m Maggid Joey Netzorg, although you might already know me as the Punk Maggid. I tell stories everywhere from the synagogue to the street corner. I also lead the most irreverent Torah study you’ve ever seen, and I spend more than a little time thinking what Judaism means to outcasts and exiles — the galutim.

I received s’micha (ordination) as a maggid in January 2012 from Rabbi David Zaslow and Maggidah Deborah Gordon Zaslow, who themselves received s’micha from the beloved rebbe of Renewal Judaism, Rabbi Zalman Schacter-Shalomi.

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