Equality, Identity, Agency: Exploring Gender, Sexuality and Inclusion in the Jewish Community

Sunday, June 10, 2018
Temple Israel of the City of New York, New York, NY

Gender, pronouns, identity, binary, equality, sexuality, agency, inclusion, consent…

For most of us, it's overwhelming and confusing. Why are these issues deeply Jewish? Why are teens so vital to changing the culture? Where do you fit into the puzzle?

Come together with teens from NFTY, Keshet, Moving Traditions and Jewish communities across NY for a day of community to deepen understanding and develop shared language around gender equality, identity and sexual agency. Sessions will combine opportunities for education and skill building to empower us to be changemakers in our daily lives, the Jewish community and beyond.

Hosted by NFTY NAR, Moving Traditions & Keshet in partnership with the Jewish Education Project and UJA Federation.

Vegetarian lunch and snacks will be provided.

Keynote: Rabbi Tamara Cohen, Chief of Innovation for Moving Traditions
Rabbi Tamara Cohen is the Chief of Innovation for Moving Traditions where she oversees training, curriculum development, and sexuality education among other areas. Previous positions include Program Director of Ma'yan: The Jewish Women's Project of the JCC in Manhattan, Director of LGBT and Multicultural and Diversity Affairs at the University of Florida, and Associate Dean of Students at Gratz College. She has been the spiritual leader of several East Coast communities and is the editor of the Ma'yan Passover Haggadah, as well as a published writer and liturgist. Tamara was a co-founder of Jewish Activist Gays and Lesbians and served on the boards of Brit Tzedek V'Shalom: The Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace, Joshua Venture, and Jews for Racial and Economic Justice. Tamara is a member of Rabbis without Borders and the Selah Social Justice Fellowship and has been blessed to also be part of the Hartman Women Rabbis Mission to Israel and an AJWS trip to Senegal. A graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Sarah Lawrence College, and Barnard College, she lives in Mt. Airy with her partner, Gwynn Kessler, and their sons Tobias and Kliel.

Cost: $36 USD
Register by June 1, 2018

This event is open to any Jewish teen in grades 9 to 12.