Celebrating Gender Diversity in Jewish Tradition, Values, and Theology

at Beth El-Keser Israel
85 Harrison Street
New Haven, CT

Transgender lives are, today, often the subject of intense debate, persecution and misinformation — and, to be sure, the science of gender may be new to many of us.  But while our current understandings of gender may be recent, the phenomenon of gender non-conformity is found throughout Jewish history, Biblical text, and even theology, and coming to appreciate what’s not new about the gender spectrum can help us be more informed allies today.  No one will be shamed or canceled in this shmooze!  Rather, we’ll take on this exploration in the spirit of curiosity, joy, and personal growth.