Keshet is proud to co-sponsor this event planned by our friends at Congregation Sh’ar Zahav.
Since 1999, November 20th has been set aside in cities across the country as Transgender Day of Remembrance. This day memorializes those who have been killed due to anti-transgender hatred. High rates of murder and other violence continues to be one of the most critical issues facing our transgender communities; and more and more people, trans and non-trans, are raising their voices in commemoration and protest.
At Friday night services on November 23, we will remember all who have suffered from anti-transgender violence, with special liturgy, music, drash, and the reading of names. As the Congregation Sha'ar Zahav community participates in the holy act of remembering, we continue to educate ourselves and to commit to further action on this critical community issue. This service will remember, the 39 trans people killed around the world in the past year and the unknown whom no one really knew.