RABBI BASSIN'S JEWISH WOMEN'S HISTORY CLASS INVITES VILLAGE MEMBERS AND MEMBERS OF TEMPLE EMANUEL AND TEMPLE ISAIAH TO ATTEND THIS SPECIAL SESSION
Over the last several months, a ChaiVillageLA group, with the guidance of Rabbi Sarah Bassin, has explored the identities, challenges, and feats of Jewish women over the past 3000 years. At this final session, we will hear from a contemporary trailblazer, Abby Stein -- a Jewish educator, writer, speaker, and activist. She was born and raised in a Hasidic family in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and is a descendent of Rabbi Baal Shem Tov, the founder of Hasidic Judaism.
In that world, Abby attended Yeshiva, and became a rabbi in 2011. She left the Hasidic world the following year, and came out as a trans-woman in 2015. Since then, Abby has been working to raise support and awareness for trans rights and those leaving Ultra-Orthodoxy.
Her story has been covered in publications such as the New York Times, New York Post, Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, Jewish Daily Forward, Daily Mail, The Daily Dot, Haaretz and Refinery29. She also appeared on NBC, Fox News, CNN, Huffington Post Live, ShowTime, and more. In 2016 Abby was named by The Jewish Week as one of their "36 Under 36" emerging Jewish leaders. She is currently studying gender studies and political science at Columbia University.
Bring your own brown-bag lunch. Dessert will be provided.