"In a world that increasingly orients by reaction and rejection of any other identity, let us elevate the most important one — we are all children of the same God."
- Rabbi Mike Moskowitz, Scholar-in-Residence for Trans and Queer Jewish Studies at CBST, and Rabbi Yael Rapport, Assistant Rabbi at CBST
TRANS JEWS ARE HERE
Sunday, March 31, 2019 through Tuesday, April 2, 2019, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, 130 West 30th Street, New York, NY
CBST welcomes you to a celebration of Transgender Jewish life and identity. Trans Jews Are Here is a convening of trans artists, academics, activists, and spiritual leaders at CBST. This 3-day event kicks off on Transgender Day of Visibility, Sunday, March 31, 2019, with a full schedule of workshops, discussions and performances. Join us in radical, joyful celebration! For more info, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TGNC WEEKLY PARSHA CLASSES
Beginning Fall 2018 - 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 Nancy at email@example.com.
ARTICLES AND RESOURCES
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and check out some of his articles below:
- What the Torah and Talmud Teach Us About Calling Transgender People By Their Names - Tablet (with Seth Marnin)
- The Torah of Action - My Jewish Learning
- I'm A Boy And These Are My Clothes - The New York Jewish Week