Irwin Keller

Camp Director


Reb Irwin Keller is the spiritual leader of Congregation Ner Shalom in Sonoma County, California 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,” a career which included an Off-Broadway show, thousands of appearances in 42 states and abroad, 8 albums and 2 films.

Reb Irwin is currently continuing his rabbinical studies through the Aleph Ordination Program. His sermons and essays, speaking to issues of Torah, Israel, God, community, queerness, disillusionment and finding inspiration on the fringe, can be found on his Itzik’s Well blog, at