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Congregation Or Chadash Explores “Judaism with a Queer Perspective”
Sponsor Congregation Or Chadash of Chicago
Type of Event Education
Description Chicago—Congregation Or Chadash will present a free seven session course, “Hidur Keshet: Strengthening the Rainbow-Judaism with a Queer Perspective,” beginning March 20th, at 5959 N. Sheridan Rd., on Thursdays from 7-9 p.m and runs through May 8th (excluding the week of Passover). Exploring questions such as “What does it mean to be a Queer Jew?” and “How can we make traditions our own?” this course will create an affirming space for students to discover, celebrate, and intertwine Queer and Jewish identities. It is open to anyone, regardless of religious affiliation, interested in exploring the topic of Queer Jewish thought and practice. Course topics will cover “Tweeting with God,” “Finding Ourselves Within the Talmud” and “Cultivating a Queer Jewish Home.” Instructors include Rabbi Cindy Enger; Rabbi Benay Lappe; Rabbi Lizzi Heydemann, and Rabbi Shoshanah Conover and others. "Hidur Keshet: Strengthening the Rainbow-Judaism with a Queer Perspective", is supported by the Breakthrough Fund: An Innovation Fund of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago and the Union of Reform Judaism Belin Outreach and Membership Award. This program is done in Community Partnership with Chicago Repair House, Gesher Chicago, JCC Presentence Chicago, JCC Sidney N. Shure Kehilla, Mishkan Chicago, Mitziut, SVARA, and Temple Sholom of Chicago. Founded in 1975, Congregation Or Chadash (“Congregation of New Light”) continues to offer innovative programming, engaging ritual experiences and a welcoming environment for the LGBTQ Jewish and allied community.
Date/Dates March 20 2014 - May 08 2014
Times 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Street Address 5959 N. Sheridan Rd Google Map
Location Rogers Park, IL 60660 United States
Contact Information
Contact Name Laurel Grauer
Phone Number 773-24-JEWS-2 (773-245-3972)
Additional Information
Audience Women, Singles, People of All Faiths, Parents of Children in Interfaith Relationships, Parents, Men, Gay/Lesbian, Couples, College Students
People who are interested in Marriage and Relationships, Parenting, Growing Up in an Interfaith Family, Interdating, Synagogues and the Jewish Community, Spirituality, Popular Culture