Collection Info

Block, Gilbert (Sadie, Sadie the Rabbi Lady)

Span Dates: unknown

Volume: not available


The Gilbert Block (Sadie, Sadie the Rabbi Lady) Papers consist of the personal papers, ephemera, photographs, costumes, and other materials of Gilbert Block

Hist/Bio Note

Gilbert Block achieved notoriety for outrageous street theater as one of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in San Francisco, CA.

Finding Aid

A finding aid is available at the archives of the GLBT Historical Society library. A short description of the collection is available by using the search box at the following web address.


The collection is held at the GLBT Historical Society of Northern California (San Francisco, CA).

Index Terms

Sisters of Perpetual IndulgenceSadie, Sadie the Rabbi LadyJewishGay liberation movement -- Religious aspectsGays -- Religious LifeGays -- United States -- History -- 20th Century -- SourcesHomosexuality -- History -- 20th centuryHomosexuality -- Religious aspects -- JudaismGay rights -- Religious aspects -- Judaism