Welcome to The Hub for online Jewish classes and events. Find an upcoming event hosted by Jewish organizations across the world, or explore our on-demand section to view recordings of past events.

Loading Events

My Jewish Journey Between Genders, My Transgender Journey Among Jews – Joy Ladin

Hosted By: Orange County Jewish Community Scholar Program ("CSP")

Joy Ladin will describe her complex experiences of growing up Jewish and transgender identities in various Jewish communities, from the upstate NY conservative shul in which she became bar mitzvah to Orthodox Yeshiva University, where she has taught for 16 years. She will focus on how these two identities have shaped and enriched one another over the years, and what each has taught her about the other.

The event listed here is hosted by a third party. My Jewish Learning/70 Faces Media is not responsible for its content or for errors in the listing.

Teacher

Joy Ladin

Joy Ladin holds the Gottesman Chair in English at Yeshiva University, and, in 2007, became the first (and still only) openly transgender employee of an Orthodox Jewish institution. A poet, memoirist, and essayist, she long worked at the intersection of gender identity, religious tradition, and literature. Her memoir, Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders, was a finalist for a National Jewish Book Award, and prompted conversations about trans and Jewish identities around country. Her most recent book, The Soul of the Stranger: Reading God and Torah from a Transgender Perspective, a Lambda Literary Award and Triangle Award finalist, is the first book-length work of trans theology from a Jewish perspective. Recognized as a founding exponent of trans poetics, she has published nine books of poetry, including two Lambda Literary Award finalists and, most recently, The Future is Trying to Tell Us Something: New and Selected Poems. Her work has been recognized with a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Fulbright Scholarship, and an American Council of Learned Societies Research Fellowship, among other honors. She serves on the Board of Keshet, an organization devoted to full inclusion of LGTBQ Jews in the Jewish world.
See All Events From This Teacher

Host

Orange County Jewish Community Scholar Program ("CSP")

The Orange County Jewish Community Scholar Program (“CSP”) is a program offering adult Jewish education and family Jewish celebrations.
See all events from this host

Discover More

Where to Stream Simchat Torah Services and Celebrations

Join synagogues from across the country and denominational spectrum for Simchat Torah and Shemini Atzeret services and celebrations.

Your Guide to the Best Online Sukkot Classes and Events

Learn about and experience Sukkot with these unique classes and workshops from Jewish organizations and synagogues around the world.

Join My Jewish Learning Live Online for the High Holiday Season

Join My Jewish Learning for a meaningful and engaging online experience on Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and throughout the holiday season.