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LGBTQ Pride Author Talk: "Through The Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders" by Joy Ladin

Sunday, June 4, 2023, 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM
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In the first half of this talk, Joy Ladin will use her experiences growing up as a transgender child in hiding and later as the first openly transgender employee of an Orthodox Jewish institution (Yeshiva University) as the basis of an exploration of how notions of gender are changing and clashing with traditional views. Personal anecdotes will help illuminate the stakes for individuals, communities, and religious traditions. In the second half, she will talk about how her journeys between genders and Jews have inspired and shaped her work as a writer and poet, particularly her memoir, National Jewish Book Award finalist "Through the Door of Life: a Jewish Journey Between Genders;" her book of trans theology, "The Soul of the Stranger: God and Torah from a Transgender Perspective;" and her trilogy of explicitly Jewish poetry collections about the relationship between God and humanity, National Jewish Book Award winner "The Book of Anna," "Psalms," and last year's "Shekhinah Speaks."

NOTE: This event will take place on Zoom. Silver Spring Village will send the link after registration.