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March 2019

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

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

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

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

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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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
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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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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

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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August 2019

Exploring Queer Sephardic Texts Throughout History (SMQN)

August 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us on August 8 (7:30-9:30 pm) in Manhattan for an exclusive talk by Noam Sienna on his groundbreaking, new book “A Rainbow Thread: An Anthology of Queer Jewish Texts”. Spanning nearly two millennia, this anthology collects for the first time over a hundred sources…

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September 2019

Exploring A Rainbow Thread: An Anthology of Queer Jewish Texts (Yale)

September 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Slifka Center, 80 Wall St
New Haven, CT
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Noam Sienna is a Jewish educator, artist, and doctoral candidate in Jewish History and Museum Studies at the University of Minnesota. His academic work has focused on the history and culture of Jewish communities in the Islamic world, from the Middle Ages to the present.…

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October 2019

A Rainbow Thread – Book Launch (Toronto)

October 2 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Hillel UofT, 36 Harbord St.
Toronto, ON Canada
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The Toronto debut of Noam Sienna's unprecedented collection of sources from Jewish LGBTQ history. Featuring poetry, literature, law, midrash, and memoir, this is an unprecedented examination of the histories of gender and sexuality over two millennia of Jewish life around the world. Come discover centuries…

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