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Gender Identity in Jewish Thought

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June 29 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

In honor of PRIDE month, HUC Rabbincal Student (and the JCC’s Summer Fellow) will help us learn about the Jewish take on multiple genders and sexes. Today we live in a world of various gender identities, sexual orientations, and a great deal of new language to refer to these ideas. While this may be new to some of us, Jewish tradition has insights on the topic. What did these categories mean for the Rabbis of the Mishne? What can we learn for our current times?

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About the Speaker:

Rebecca Benoff is a rising third-year Rabbinical student at HUC-JIR. She serves as the student Rabbi for a small community in Bryan, Texas.  She previously served as the executive assistant at the Edlavitch DC JCC and as an educator and director of the youth group at Congregation Etz Hayim in Arlington, VA. Rebecca grew up outside of Philadelphia and attended The George Washington University in Washington, DC where she studied Psychology and Judaic Studies. She is excited to be serving as the Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati fellow at the Mayerson JCC this summer.

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Date:
June 29
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Website:
https://mayersonjcc.org/gender-identity-in-jewish-thought/

Organizer

Shena Potter Jaffee
Phone:
513-761-7500
Website:
https://mayersonjcc.org