18Forty Podcast: Menachem Penner & Gedaliah Robinson: A Child's Orientation

In this March 2021 episode of the 18Forty Podcast, host David Bashevkin talks with Rabbi Menachem Penner—dean of RIETS at Yeshiva University—and his son Gedalia—a musician, cantor-in-training, and member of the LGBTQ community—about their experience in reconciling their family’s religious tradition with Gedalia’s sexual orientation.

A transcript of the Podcast is included on the 18Forty website. 

Recording length is 1 hour, 19 minutes. 



  • After School and Beyond
  • Congregational Learning
  • Day Schools and Yeshivas
  • Family Engagement
  • Teen Engagement