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Pride Shabbat Dinner with Guest Speaker Joy Ladin
June 22 @ 7:30 pm
|Joy Ladin, Gottesman Chair in English at Yeshiva University, is the first openly transgender employee of an Orthodox Jewish institution. Her memoir, Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders, was a finalist for a National Jewish Book Award, and she was named to the 2012 Forward 50 list of influential or courageous American Jews. A work of creative non-fiction, The Soul of the Stranger: Reading God and Torah from a transgender perspective, is due out in October 2018 from Brandeis University Press. She is also the author of nine books of poetry, including Fireworks in the Graveyard and The Future is Trying to Tell Us Something: New and Selected Poems (Sheep Meadow Press), both published in 2017. Her work has been recognized with a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Fulbright Scholarshiap, an American Council of Learned Societies Research Fellowship, and a Hadassah Brandeis Institute Research Fellowship, among other honors. A nationally recognized speaker on trans and Jewish identity, she was recently named to LGBTQ Nation’s Top 50 Transgender Americans list.|
Join us for a special Pride Shabbat Dinner on June 22nd at 7:30pm. Graciously sponsored by the JCOH Clergy.
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