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Becoming Eve

Saturday, November 16, 2019 18 Cheshvan 5780

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Abby Stein

Saturday, Nov. 16, 12:00 pm
Lunch, North Ave Falafel, cost $5

Abby Stein is a Jewish educator, writer, speaker, and activist. She will join us for a discussion of her new book Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman.  (Books are available for pre-order through the temple office. Book cost TBA)

Abby was born and raised in a Hasidic family of rabbinic descent; she is the 10th generation of the Baal Shem Tov - founder of Hasidic Judaism. In that world Abby attended Yeshiva, completing a rabbinical degree in 2011. In 2012, she left the Hasidic world to explore different world views. In 2015 Abby came out as a woman of trans experience. Since coming out, she has been working to raise support and awareness for trans rights and those leaving Ultra-Orthodoxy.

Her story has been covered in many newspapers and magazines, and she’s appeared on a number of live news and entertainment programs. In 2016 Abby was named by The Jewish Week as one of the “36 Under 36” young Jews who are affecting change in the world. She is currently studying gender studies and political science at Columbia University.

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