Trans Day of Remembrance

November 19/20, 2020 / 16 Kislev 5782

November 20 is Trans Day of Remembrance, a sacred day in which we honor the memories of our trans, non-binary, and gender nonconforming family and friends that we have lost to acts of anti-transgender violence. 

TDOR Yortzeit Candle 

CBST has partnered with Keshet to create a Trans Day of Remembrance Yortzeit Candle Sticker. If your observance permits, we ask you to share a picture of your Trans Day of Remembrance Yortzeit Candle on social media to honor those we have lost and to promote the visibility of this sacred day. Hashtags: #TDOR #TDOR2021 #FromMourningToLiberation #TDORyortzeitcandle #TransDayOfRemembrance If you have a printer and a yortzeit candle, you can print out the sticker here and place it on your candle, otherwise feel free to simply share the photo. We invite you to share this, or to reach out to with any questions. Take a look at other TDOR resources from Keshet here.

Please join us this Friday as we commemorate Trans Day of Remembrance in our Shabbat evening services - all are welcome.

Kabbalat Shabbat Services - Trans Day of Remembrance
Friday, November 19, 6:30pm ET
Services will include a special drasha for TDOR by rabbinical student Ariel Tovlev on names and the importance of names.
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Emet: the Trans & Nonbinary team at CBST invites all trans, non-binary, and gender nonconforming Jews to:

Trans Day of Remembrance Vigil
Friday, November 19, 5:00–6:00pm ET
Come together with CBST’s trans, nonbinary, and GNC group to light candles, remember those we’ve lost, and honor their memories with song. This vigil will take place in person at CBST with an option to join on Zoom. While this vigil is only for the trans, nonbinary, and GNC community, the TDOR Shabbat service, which follows at 6:30 p.m. ET, is open to all. To attend in person, please register/submit proof of vaccination here. The Zoom link will be sent to the Emet mailing list the morning of Friday, November 19; if you are transgender/nonbinary/GNC/questioning and would like to be added to the list, please sign up for Emet Team updates here or email for more info.

Our friends at Keshet and Svara's Trans Halakha Project invite you to:

Trans Day of Remembrance & Resilience: A Night of Learning
Thursday, November 18, 7:00-8:30pm ET
Join Keshet at SVARA’s yeshiva community for an evening of learning and ritual in honor of the trans lives lost this past year. Workshops will be for and led by trans folks, alongside a parallel session for allies. All are welcome, no previous experience with Hebrew or text study is necessary. This program is co-sponsored by SVARA and Keshet. Register here.