Desperate not to lose his eyesight, a retired aerospace engineer made a hasty decision earlier this month to fly to Philadelphia, where he thought getting eye surgery would be as simple as walking into a doctor’s office.
Last week, eight local people sat around a table at the Jewish Family and Children’s Service offices . They all share a close connection to the LGBTQ community and want to become mentors to others in the Jewish community adjusting to life with a loved one who has come out.
Eric Berger has been a staff writer for the Jewish Exponent since August 2012.
Prior to that he spent six months interning at the Jerusalem Post and two years as reporter and then news and online editor of the Boonville Daily News, a community newspaper in Missouri. He has also written for the St. Louis Beacon, an online newspaper covering the St. Louis area.
He is a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism.