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Pride Shabbat Dinner: Guest speaker after dinner – Jay Michaelson

Friday, June 10, 2022    
7:00 pm

We are excited that in person Shabbat Dinners prepared by Team B’Teavon are back! Join us on June 10 at 7pm (after 6pm Shabbat Services). Seating will be limited and proof of vaccination is required. For those who are not eligible to receive the vaccine, proof of a negative COVID test taken on Friday, June 10 is required. No walk-ins will be allowed.

Please RSVP by clicking here. You can upload your proof of vaccination with the RSVP form, or show it at the door. The form will allow you to upload several files/photos at once. If you have sent in your proof of vaccination you DO NOT need to upload it again.

After dinner Jay Michaelson will speak on The Mitzvah of Pride: How Expanding Understandings of Gender and Sexuality Enrich All Our Lives.

Shabbat is about imagining a better world — it’s both a time for pause and rejuvenation, and an opportunity to plan what actions we will take to make the world better in the week ahead. Pride Month, which celebrates the impact of the LGBTQ+ community on the world, takes place in June to commemorate the Stonewall riots of June 1969. We also know that the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement and LGBTQ Movements are intertwined. Marsha P. Johnson, Stormé DeLarverie, Miss Major, and many other black and brown transgender and LGBTQ people led the front line of the Stonewall riots, advocating for gay rights and an end to violent police misconduct. We are proud to be a part of the queer Jewish community’s Shabbat experience and the continued fight for freedom.

Jay Michaelson is a bestselling author, journalist and meditation teacher. Jay is an editor for the Ten Percent Happier meditation startup, a columnist at the Daily Beast, and the author of nine books including God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality and The Gate of Tears: Sadness and the Spiritual Path.

Jay worked as a professional LGBTQ activist for ten years, founding two queer Jewish organizations, Nehirim and Eshel. He holds a PhD in Jewish Thought from Hebrew University, a JD from Yale Law School, and nondenominational rabbinic ordination, and is a visiting fellow at the Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion.