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Judaism, Trans Identity, and Civil Rights

October 25, 2022

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST

In-person or Online

1301 Hagys Ford Road

Penn Valley, Pennsylvania

Price: -

RSVP: Beth Am Israel

So often, religion is used as an argument against LGBTQ+ rights and protections. US bills like the Religious Freedom Restoration Act weaponize religion in an attempt to justify discrimination against LGBTQ+ folks and people of non-dominant religions in the US. That is why it is important for us to speak up as Jews and say that it is not despite our religion that we support LGBTQ+ protections, but because of it. As Jews, we know the feeling of being treated as strangers simply because of who we are; we have an ethical mandate to fight for justice and equality. This session will help our community build tools and language to engage effectively in nonpartisan, Jewishly informed and authentic work for LGBTQ+ dignity and safety in the United States. Thanks to Donna Kirschner, Carly Goldberg, and the Inclusion Committee for organizing this event.