What Are God’s Pronouns? Exploring Gender and Divine Identity in Jewish Prayer Language

Next Event: May 18, 2024 Sudbury Free
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(Photo: marrio31/iStock)
(Photo: marrio31/iStock)

Jewish tradition offers us many names for the Divine and meditations on who and what God is. Many of them are traditionally gendered male. How do you like to talk about, and to, God? How do you like to identify yourself in conversation with the Divine?

In this three-part course, join Cantor Vera for an exploration of what resonates with you, and how modern liturgists are building on our rich Jewish history to expand our possibilities for God-language and language for people who pray. We’ll start by looking at the diverse language for God that our traditional texts and liturgy offer us. Then we’ll turn to modern work that offers expansive gender diversity in language for the Holy One of Blessing and for each one of us.

Our second class on May 18 will explore feminine language for God and “pray-ers,” and our third class on June 15 will explore nonbinary language. This class will also serve as a community of practice and prayer lab, offering the opportunity to try out what we’re learning in our own prayer lives.

This program is in person and on Zoom. Registration requested for in-person attendance.

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Saturday, April 13, 2024, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
* Registration closes on April 13th

Saturday, May 18, 2024, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Saturday, June 15, 2024, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Congregation Beth El
105 Hudson Rd
Sudbury, MA 01776

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