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Social Action Shabbat: Transgender Day of Remembrance

Saturday, November 20, 2021 16 Kislev 5782

10:00 AM - 12:00 PMB'nai Tikvah and Zoom

The week before Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20, people and organizations around the country participate in Transgender Awareness Week to help raise the visibility of transgender people and address issues members of the community face.

During this week, transgender people and their allies take action to bring attention to the community by educating the public about who transgender people are, sharing stories and experiences, and advancing advocacy around the issues of prejudice, discrimination, and violence that affect  the transgender community.

Simply put…. Transgender people are people whose gender identity is different from the gender they were thought to be at birth.

Join us for B’nai Tikvah’s Social Action Shabbat on November 20th, Transgender Remembrance Day, to meet (virtually) renowned author, teacher, and speaker, Joy Ladin. Through reading some of the best known Torah stories through the lens of transgender experience, Joy explores fundamental questions about how religious texts, traditions, and the understanding of G-d can be enriched by transgender perspectives, and how the Torah and trans lives can illuminate one another.

Drawing on her own experience Ladin shows how the Torah speaks both to practical transgender concerns such as marginalization, and to the challenges of living without a body or social role that is clear to others…..challenges that can help us understand a G-d who defies all human categories. 

For further information on Transgender Day of Remembrance and Transgender Awareness Week, please visit:

The service can be viewed from the following places on the web: (for Smart TVs and Web Browsers)  (Zoom Meeting ID: 869 1460 9077 Passcode: 183618)


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