January 24, Trans Lives in American Jewish Contexts

Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 7:00pm

Shelton Auditorium, Christian Theological Seminary

Trans people and issues have gained increased visibility in recent years among American Jewish communities, prompting Jewish scholars and communities to envision what Judaism looks like in a post-binary world, and to apply ancient traditions in new ways.


Keynote

reuben-zellmanReuben Zellman is Director of Music at Congregation Beth El in Berkeley, California. Rabbi Reuben was the first openly transgender person to be accepted to a rabbinical seminary. An activist and educator in the transgender community, Rabbi Reuben has written extensively about gender identity, sexuality, and Judaism.


Respondent

rabbi-brett-2Brett Krichiver is a rabbi at Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation. He is a founding clergy member of IndyCAN, a community-organizing group partnering with religious institutions city-wide.

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