Prof. Joy Ladin–THE SOUL OF THE STRANGER: A Transgender Journey and Perspective

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Date(s) - 10/27/2019
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Forest Hills Jewish Center


Suggested donation: $6 member / $10 non-member

Prof. Jay Ladin made headlines when, after years of teaching at Yeshiva University, he returned to the Orthodox Jewish campus as a woman—Joy Ladin. In an earlier, National Jewish Book Award-winning memoir, Joy Ladin discussed her transition as she changed genders and, over time, created a new self. Ladin recounted her struggle to reconcile the pain she experienced living as the “wrong” gender with the pain of her children. Ladin will talk about her personal journey and about her new book, in which she looks at how her experiences have shaped her understanding of God and of basic Jewish texts and traditions. The first openly transgender professor at Yeshiva University, Joy Ladin was featured in a TED talk and on NPR.

Event Organizer: Commonpoint Queens’ Central Queens Cultural Arts & Jewish Heritage Programs

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