Upcoming Events

Trans Jews Are Here: A Convening
Pre-Registration Open!

Friday, March 29 through Sunday, March 31, 2019, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, 130 West 30th Street, New York, NY

The Trans Jews are Here convening will bring together trans and non-binary Jewish individuals, including some of our very own rabbis, artists, educators, performers, and more, to celebrate and explore the intersection of transgender identity and Jewish life. Hosted by CBST with Keshet, the convening includes Shabbat experiences, workshops, panels, discussions, presentations, and performances. Gather, learn, and exchange ideas in a trans-focused Jewish space. Join us in joyful celebration! Co-chaired by Seth M. Marnin and Jillian T. Weiss; led by Convening Director, Rafi Daugherty; featuring Kate Bornstein, Rabbi Ari Lev Fornari, Rabbi Reuben Zellman, and Abby Stein, with more to come! For more info, email us at transjews@cbst.org.

Trans Jews Are Here: A Conversation with Joy Ladin - Register

Monday, February 25, 6:30pm, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, 130 West 30th Street

Joy Ladin speaks in conversation with Rabbi Mike Moskowitz on her new book, The Soul of the Stranger: Reading God and Torah from a Transgender Perspective, with an introduction from Trans Jews Are Here Convening Director, Rafi Daugherty. As part of the ongoing programming for Trans Jews are Here: A Convening, this event is offered free of charge to all those registered for the convening. We ask for an $18 contribution from all else who wish to attend this event. All contributions support the convening and ongoing Trans Jews Are Here programming. This event will be livestreamed and there will be seating sections available for individuals who do not wish to be visible on the livestream.

Lehrhaus Adult Education Intersession Winter 2019 - Register

Psalms Study with Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum
Tuesdays, January 15, 22, and 29, 6:30pm to 7:45pm, 130 West 30th Street
As a CBST community, we are reciting the entire book of 150 psalms each day for our Psalms/Tehilim Project. Take this unique opportunity to study with Senior Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum and explore the poetry, formation, and interpretation of the psalms. Register.

Weekly Torah/Talmud Study
Thursdays, beginning January 10, 130 West 30th Street

  • 6:30pm to 7:30pm: Rabbi Mike Moskowitz leads a text-based “Mishmar” study for trans and non-binary participants, covering the Parashat Hashavua (the weekly Torah portion). Register.
  • 7:45pm to 8:30pm: This Talmud study session is open to everyone of every gender identity. Register.

These study sessions are free of charge. Your contribution will benefit Trans Jews Are Here programming. All backgrounds and skill levels are welcome to attend, including beginners, and there are no pre-requisite skills required. CBST recommends regular attendance especially for Talmud study, but drop-ins are always welcome.


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