Torah for the Apocalypse: Jewish Wisdom for Queer Survival

Top Pick April 30, 2019 $80.00
(Photo: Ludovic Bertron/Creative Commons)
(Photo: Ludovic Bertron/Creative Commons)

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 six years. Elie’s partner, Emily Rogal, a second-year graduate student at Harvard Divinity School, will join in facilitation.

When: Weekly through June 18

Where: Private residence in Cambridge

Co-facilitators: Elie Leaderman-Bray and Emily Rogal

This class is part of Open Circle Social Action, a Hebrew College program supported by CJP, which brings people together learn about the importance of the practice of tikkun olam (repair the world), tzedek (justice) and tzedakah (charity) in Jewish tradition; work with community organizers in local advocacy organizations; and make a difference through a meaningful social action activity on a specific theme.

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