Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh and Bet Tikvah
invite you to an evening Havdallah service and discussion with Noach Dzmura
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Refreshments will be provided.
Hillel Jewish University Center
4607 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh
Noach Dzmura is editor of the Lambda Literary Award winning anthology, Balancing on the Mechitza: Transgender in Jewish Community, [North Atlantic Books, June 1, 2010]. He is also the director of Jewish Transitions, a non-profit that provides education about transgender people in Jewish communities, and whose current programs focus on conversion and burial practices--two crucial rites of passage for transgender Jews and their communities.
Joining us in Pittsburgh, Noach will be sharing a summary of his award winning anthology, and, discussing what's happening at the frontiers of the transgendered Jewish experience -- both in and out of the synagogue and other traditional Jewish communal structures. The Havdallah service, co-led by Noach and members of Bet Tikvah congregation, will be in honor of the National Transgender Day of Remembrance.