Trans Jews Are Here

Tuesday, January 8, 7pm, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, 130 West 30th Street
Who is Mike Moskowitz and what is a Haredi rabbi anyway? What is an Ultra Orthodox rabbi doing at the LGBTQ synagogue? Learn why Rabbi Moskowitz dresses the way he does, believes what he believes, and why, as a cis gender male, he is passionate about LGBTQ Jews. Ask the questions you've been wanting to ask him. Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum and Rabbi Mike Moskowitz teach at this special benefit event with reception. Sponsorships support Trans Jews Are Here programming at CBST and the groundbreaking Trans Jews Are Here Convening. Register.

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

This first-ever convening will bring together trans and non-binary Jews of all ages, leaders, thinkers, and artists to celebrate and explore the intersection of transgender identity and Jewish life. This project, hosted by CBST with Keshet, will offer Shabbat experiences, workshops, panels, discussions, speaker presentations, and performances. The Trans Jews are Here convening is co-chaired by Seth M. Marnin and Jillian T. Weiss, and speakers will include Kate Bornstein, Ofer Erez, Joy Ladin, and Abby Stein. For more info, email us at transjews@cbst.org. Registration opens January 2019! Sign up here to be the first to know when registration opens.

Learn more about the convening, give us feedback, and let us know what you'd like to be included at one of our upcoming listening sessions on Monday, December 3 and Wednesday, December 12. Sessions conducted by Zoom -- join us from anywhere!

Beginning 2019 - Thursdays, 5:45pm to 7pm, 130 West 30th Street

Sign up for Rabbi Moskowitz's weekly Torah class for trans and gender non-conforming individuals seeking to further their liturgical study. For more info and to register, contact Jesse at jkatz@cbst.org.


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.