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Queer Torah* with Jenna Stover-Kemp and Rabbi Dev Noily

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until May 22, 2017

Queer Torah*
with Jenna Stover-Kemp and Rabbi Dev Noily

Please register here.

April 3, 17 and 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22
Bold dates are Beit Midrash (study hall – more on this when we meet!)
*by “Torah” we mean Jewish sacred text

What is queer Torah*? How do queer people engage with Torah in a whole-self way? How do queer readings of Torah open up new possibilities for everyone? How do we tune into the life-giving wisdom of our ancestors through the static of the centuries?

How do we work within the tradition to recreate the text for queer people? What is our purpose in approaching Torah queerly? What are the rules and tools for repurposing text and/or for upcycling texts/interpretations that have become (or have always been) oppressive? Where does historical inquiry meet queer perspectives?

Dive into these questions and bring your own as we look queerly at texts, commentary and analysis from ancient times to this very moment.

Students are strongly encouraged to attend all sessions.
Cost: Members – $85 for all sessions; Non-Members – $100 for all sessions.

Class locations: All April classes meet in the Social Hall. All May classes meet in the Back Class Room on the Main Floor.

Be sure to register by clicking HERE, or send check payable to Kehilla, 1300 Grand Avenue, Piedmont, CA 94610.

Free parking will be available in the Kehilla parking lot.

All events at Kehilla are scent-free. Click here for information about what it means to be scent-free.

Details

Date:
April 17
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Organizer

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Email:
info@kehillasynagogue.org

Venue

Kehilla Synagogue
1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610
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