Trans Jews Are Here

Trans Jews Are Here - A History of Inclusion at CBST

Trans Jews Are Here: A Convening
Friday, March 29 through Sunday, March 31, 2019, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, 130 West 30th Street, New York, NY

An uplifting and educational convening of trans Jews, co-chaired by Seth M. Marnin and Jillian T. Weiss; led by Convening Director, Rafi Daugherty; featuring Rabbi Ari Lev Fornari, Rabbi Reuben Zellman, and Abby Stein, with more to come! For more info, visit the convening page and email us at transjews@cbst.org.

***Because space is limited, we are prioritizing attendance for trans and nonbinary individuals who are Jewish or who have a deep interest in Judaism. Cisgender partners and parents of attendees may attend***

In December, we hosted listening sessions to receive community feedback and hear what attendees would like to see from the convening. We'd still love to hear from you! Please send any feedback to transjews@cbst.org and we'll be happy to continue the conversation.

Weekly Torah and Talmud Study
Thursdays, beginning January 10, 6:30pm, 130 West 30th Street
Rabbi Mike Moskowitz leads this text-based, “Mishmar,” study in two parts. In the first hour, trans and non-binary participants are invited to study Parashat Hashavua (the weekly Torah portion). Everyone of every gender identity is welcome to the second hour in which we will study Talmud. All backgrounds and skill levels are welcome to attend, including beginners, and there are no pre-requisite skills required. Register.

Classes run regularly every Thursday beginning January 10. Parashat Hashavua (weekly Torah portion) study for trans and non-binary participants begins at 6:30pm. Talmud study open to everyone of every gender identity begins at 7:45pm.

These study sessions are free of charge and contributions will benefit Trans Jews Are Here programming. CBST recommends regular attendance especially for Talmud study, but drop-ins are always welcome.

Please note: the January 17th class will begin earlier at 6:00 PM with Parashat Hashavua (weekly Torah portion) study for trans and non-binary participants. Then at 7:00 PM, instead of Talmud study, all are welcome to attend the Martin Luther King Jr. Day LGBTQ Multi-faith Celebration upstairs in the sanctuary.



TransTorah helps people of all genders to fully access and transform Jewish tradition, and helps Jewish communities to be welcoming sanctuaries for people of all genders. Visit their website for more information and resources including blessings for transitioning gender, chest binding, trans and gender non-conforming weddings, pre-surgery mikveh ritual, and more.

Rabbi Mike Moskowitz
Here at CBST, Rabbi Moskowitz studies, writes, and teaches on trans issues and Jewish sources, creating a body of work that Jews all over the world will be able to use. He will represent CBST, speaking and teaching on these topics in other communities. Email Rabbi Moskowitz at rabbimoskowitz@cbst.org and check out some of his articles below:

For more articles and resources from Rabbi Mike Moskowitz, visit his website or CBST page.