Cynthia Nixon hosts party for Jewish organization T’ruah

Cynthia Nixon

Cynthia Nixon speaking at the Grand Central Terminal’s 100-year anniversary celebration, Feb. 1, 2013. (Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin)

Cynthia Nixon may not be Jewish, but, the “Sex and the City” star tells 6nobacon, her kids are, and she’s very connected to the Jewish community.

“My daughter was bat mitzvahed at Bnai Jeshrun on the Upper West Side, and my 10-year-old son will eventually be bar mitzvahed at the LGBT synagogue we go to now,” says Nixon, who has two children from a previous relationship with Danny Mozes and one with wife Christine Marinoni.

So when Rabbi Ellen Lippmann, her friend and the leader of a progressive Brooklyn synagogue, approached the Emmy and Tony winning actress about hosting a party for T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, she didn’t hesitate to say yes.

“It’s an amazing organization,” Nixon says of T’ruah, a group of rabbis from all branches of Judaism who advocate for human rights. “Too often we think of religiosity as being the territory of the right wing. We in the left wing are spiritual too and we shouldn’t cede that territory.”

The bash is being held in honor of the organization’s 10th anniversary and will also feature a performance from Y-Love, the African-American Orthodox Jewish gay rapper.

Rabbis, Orthodox hip hop artists–not exactly the kind of event where you’d find Nixon’s “Sex and the City” character Miranda, or any of her fictional friends. In a good way.

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