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April 23, 2019 Torah for the Apocalypse: Jewish Wisdom for Queer Survival (Open Circle Social Action)

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  • Date
  • time Eastern Time
  • location Private residence, Cambridge
  • cost $80. Financial assistance is available upon request.
  • organizer Open Circle Social Action
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Join us in reading texts from the Talmud to Allen Ginsberg to Judith Butler and find lessons in queer survival, gender expression, Jewish sex, and gay liberation. We welcome queer community members and allies in the pursuit of Jewish wisdom to journey with us in making sense of where we belong in the Jewish tradition. The course will include information about local Jewish queer activism from Keshet and Eshel.

A non-binary community organizer, Elie will be pulling texts from social struggles, traditional Jewish writing, and modern social theory to explore and strengthen our understandings of Jewish queer survival. An alum of the Join for Justice Fellowship, they have been organizing and facilitating in the Jewish community for 6 years. Elie’s partner Emily Rogal, a second-year graduate student at Harvard Divinity School, will join in facilitation.

  • When: Tuesdays, 7:30-9 p.m., April 30 – June 18
  • Where: Private residence in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Co-Facilitators: Elie Leaderman-Bray and Emily Rogal

This class is organized by Open Circle Social Action, a Hebrew College adult learning program supported by CJP.