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March 2019

Twin Cities Book Launch

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Beth Jacob Congregation
Free

We are so excited to celebrate J-Pride friend and Beth Jacob member Noam Sienna as he launches his new groundbreaking collection A Rainbow Thread: An Anthology of Queer Jewish Texts From the First Century to 1969. Join us for Havdalah at 7:00 PM, a short…

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Finding Our Queer Jewish Ancestors: A Non-Traditional Text Study

March 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Engage in a fun Havruta-style text study, a traditional rabbinic approach to learning, with primary sources including selected queer Jewish texts from the first century up to 1969. Everyone is welcome; no previous knowledge or experience necessary. This event is part of Pluralism and Religious Diversity Week 2019

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April 2019

Connecting to Queer Ancestors: A Panel

April 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Macalester College
Free

The LGBTQIA+ community has a limited historical record which makes it difficult for younger members, particularly queers of color and transgender people, to find history and form connections with our ancestors. Join panelists Andrea Jenkins, Zaylore Stout, and Noam Sienna as they reflect on how…

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May 2019

NYC Book Launch

May 23 @ 6:30 pm
Congregation Beth Simchat Torah
Free

CBST is so excited to celebrate the NYC launch of Noam Sienna's groundbreaking new collection A Rainbow Thread: An Anthology of Queer Jewish Texts From the First Century to 1969. Join us at 6:30 PM on Thursday, May 23 for a short program of readings and Q&A with…

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June 2019

Forgotten Stories of Queer Jewish Ancestors, Washington

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
St. Stephens and the Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1525 Newton St. NW
Washington, DC
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Free

On the eve of Stonewall's 50th anniversary, this session takes up the teaching that "we were all at Sinai" to explore stories from the Jewish past that can inspire queer Jewish life today. Come discover centuries of hidden history, from a gay brawl in a…

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Pride Scholar-in-Residence, Chicago

June 28 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm
Anshe Emet Synagogue
Free
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July 2019

Scholar-in-Residence Weekend, Pittsburgh (Beth Shalom)

July 6 @ 12:30 pm - July 7 @ 12:00 pm
Beth Shalom, 5915 Beacon St
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Free

Join me for a weekend of learning at Congregation Beth Shalom in Pittsburgh! Saturday, July 6 12:45 p.m., Helfant Chapel – Noam will lead a havruta style study session to explore how genders outside of the static male/female binary have been categorized, understood, and experienced,…

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Recovering Queer Jewish History, CWRU

July 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Case Western Reserve University
$5

What is the place of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer Jews in history? Noam Sienna has uncovered documents that until now have been scattered across the globe, and largely unrecognized. Pulling together these varied sources, written in over 15 languages—which include literature, law, midrash,…

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