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    Entries in Transgender (2)

    Thursday
    Oct182012

    Gathering of the transgender tribe set for Berkeley

    By Rebecca Rosen Lum, JWeekly, October 18, 2012

    In film, books, blogs and newspaper articles, transgender Jews have focused mainly on identity and inclusion — or barriers to it.

    But at the upcoming Jewish Transgender Gathering in Berkeley, the goal will be to shine a light onto spirituality. Not only will the emphasis of the three-day gathering be on Torah, but “Torah that has never been talked about in this way,” Reconstructionist Rabbi David Bauer pointed out. [Read Full Story]

     

    Wednesday
    Nov302011

    Transgender Jews seek wider acceptance, understanding

    By Ron Kaplan, The Jewish Chronicle correspondent - November 30, 2011

    Transgender and transsexual Jews face significant challenges in gaining acceptance from the Jewish community and in navigating through life in general.  

    Wheeling, W.Va., native and author Noach Dzmura illustrated these challenges in a thought-provoking discussion sponsored by the Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh and Bet Tikvah. [Read Full Story]