Trans-parent – A Jewish Understanding of Gender in the 21st Century
In the dizzying spin of the 21st century we have achieved marriage equality in all 50 states for LGBTQ people, there are openly gay and lesbian leaders in every field, and transgender rabbis, athletes, actors, government leaders, and everyday Americans are more able to live their lives as their truest selves. Our featured speaker, Rabbi Yael Ridberg will help us explore Jewish texts that address gender, sexuality, and inclusion as a way to situate the conversation within a Jewish context.
About Rabbi Yael Ridberg
Rabbi Yael Ridberg has been the spiritual leader of Congregation Dor Hadash since 2010. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Rabbi Ridberg serves on the Boards of Jewish Family Service of San Diego and the San Diego Jewish Academy. She has written for Huffington Post and Times of Israel, and writes a weekly column called Torah Talk: Weekly Wisdom from the Parasha. Rabbi Ridberg lives in La Jolla with her husband and four daughters.
Child care will be available during the learning.