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Becoming Eve with Abby Stein

December 4, 2019

7 PM

Jewish Community Library

1835 Ellis St.

San Francisco, California

Price: -

RSVP: Jewish Community Library, [email protected]

Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis St, San Francisco

Free garage parking on Pierce St between Ellis and Eddy streets.

Abby Stein’s Hasidic community in Williamsburg believed that, as a tenth-generation descendant of the Baal Shem Tov, the founder of Hasidic Judaism, she was destined to be a rabbinic leader. They also believed she was a boy. But Abby felt certain at a young age that she was a girl, and eventually orchestrated a personal exodus from ultra-Orthodox manhood to live as a woman–a radical choice that forced her to leave her home, her family, and her way of life. Her new memoir, “Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman,” will be published by Seal Press in November.