24 Jun @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
Please join us in person and virtually for our Pride Shabbat service, where we will welcome Dr. Joy Ladin, who will join us on Zoom.
I AM: Transgender Identities, and God’s Identity
This talk will offer down-to-earth examples of how better understanding the expression of transgender and nonbinary identities can provide us insight into the challenge of understanding God’s identity, who throughout the Torah is out and proud about not fitting any human categories at all.
For those who would like to attend virtually, the service will be on Zoom only.
About Joy Ladin
Joy Ladin became a nationally recognized speaker on trans and Jewish identity after her transition at Yeshiva University made her the first openly transgender employee of an Orthodox Jewish institution. She is the author of National Jewish Book Award finalist Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders; Lambda Literary and Triangle Award finalist, The Soul of the Stranger: Reading God and Torah from a Transgender Perspective; and ten books of poetry, including newly published Shekhinah Speaks (selva oscura); National Jewish Book Award winner The Book of Anna, and two Lambda Literary Award finalists, Impersonation and Transmigration. Her work has been recognized with a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Fulbright Scholarship, a Hadassah Brandeis Institute Research Fellowship, and an American Council of Learned Societies Research Fellowship, among other honors, and she has been featured on a number of NPR programs, including an “On Being” with Krista Tippett interview that has been rebroadcast several times. Episodes of her online conversation series, “Containing Multitudes,” are available at JewishLive.org/multitudes; her writing is available at joyladin.wordpress.com.
If you plan to attend in person, please review our Building Entry Policies. Please have proof of vaccination or negative PCR test. Masks are encouraged but not required while inside the building.
For members that would like attend the service via ZOOM:
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