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Queer Jews: A 20th Anniversary CLGS Symposium in Memory of David Shneer - Shared screen with speaker view - Recording 1/2
Dr. Bernie Schlager [he|they]
45:08
Welcome, everyone. We will begin at the top of the hour
Christie Balka
01:12:21
thanks Gregg
Rabbi Riqi Kosovske
01:23:00
Thank you, this is so amazing (crying already). - Riqi Kosovske
Richard Weiner
01:23:22
Amazing, thank you Avi!
Rabbi Jane Rachel Litman, all pronouns welcome
01:23:59
Thank you Avi! That was a wonderful reflection.
Martin Todd Allen
01:25:08
Thank you Avi. Your historical perspective is a treasure.
Rabbi Jane Rachel Litman, all pronouns welcome
01:45:13
Thank you Christie!
Idit Klein
01:54:20
Such important insights and questions, Gregg.
Noam Sienna
01:55:06
Thank you all — as one of those who came of age in the post-“Queer Jews” period, it is truly the cornerstone that so much work, including my own, has built on.
Gregg Drinkwater
01:56:14
Thanks, everyone, for being here!
Idit Klein
01:57:16
Christie and Avi, I vividly remember reading Twice Blessed as a very young queer and feeling so intensely grateful to be seen and represented. Thank you for paving the way.
Hadar Dubowsky Ma'ayan she/her
02:19:26
Jason Kanegson: mine are 21, 15 and 15.
Gregg Drinkwater
02:20:13
And Rabbi Judd contributed his essay anonymously at the time.
Gregg Drinkwater
02:21:31
For reasons that should be clear from his talk. Ordination for out LGBTQ people wasn’t an option at that point in the Conservative Movement.
Rabbi Jane Rachel Litman, all pronouns welcome
02:23:07
Gregg and I had a great time finding Robert!
Gregg Drinkwater
02:26:36
And worth noting that Rabbi Judd’s colleagues in the Conservative Movement were very helpful in helping us track him down, but also very respectful in protecting his privacy. Several folks we asked said they didn’t know who wrote that anonymous essay, others said they thought they knew who did, but weren’t sure if the author had since come out, so they were careful to not overstep.
Rabbi Jane Rachel Litman, all pronouns welcome
02:29:12
Gay is okay!
Rabbi Riqi Kosovske
02:40:59
Another question/perspective is How have 20+ years of queer Jews (activism, radical transformation, perspectives, theology, rituals, feminism) changed the world and conversation (as opposed to how Judaism has changed to incorporate queer Jews)?
Rabbi Riqi Kosovske
02:44:28
Hi!
Rabbi Jane Rachel Litman, all pronouns welcome
02:46:44
The "next generation" plenary will be diverse, reflecting some of the changes we have been discussing?
Martin Rawlings-Fein
02:46:56
I love this format and the program today. I am so in awe of all the amazing insights from such amazing Queer Jews.
Rabbi Riqi Kosovske
02:47:06
Thank you Ali and Hadar! Radical friends and role models for communities and generations. <3 Riqi
Hadar Dubowsky Ma'ayan she/her
02:49:50
Hi Sandi!
Jaron Kanegson
02:53:14
Thank you! Everyone has been great to hear to far.
Hadar Dubowsky Ma'ayan she/her
02:53:26
Thank you everyone!
Rabbi Riqi Kosovske
03:21:17
Thank you everyone, esteemed friends and speakers who have shaped and rocked our narrative with radial creative existence and activism. May the work of radical transformation continue with power and healing.
Rabbi Riqi Kosovske
03:21:33
- Riqi Kosovske
Sandi Simcha DuBowski (he/him)
03:38:34
Eve thank you for bringing me back and helping to shape that powerful moment in Trembling!
Dr. Marla Brettschneider
03:51:55
thank you to all. a real treat. such gratitude.
Gregg Drinkwater
04:12:17
David helped with the non-binary Hebrew project, created by an undergraduate student at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Gregg Drinkwater
04:12:18
https://www.nonbinaryhebrew.com/
ChristieBalka
04:13:20
thank you Koach - I really appreciate this!
Rabbi Jane Rachel Litman, all pronouns welcome
04:13:57
https://www.clgs.org/event-items/genderqueering-hebrew-with-rabbi-noa-sattath-an-online-clgs-jewish-queeries-series-event/
Rabbi Jane Rachel Litman, all pronouns welcome
04:14:14
Thank you Koach!
Gregg Drinkwater
04:14:32
Lior, who created the non-binary Hebrew project, had been a student of David’s at CU Boulder. And Lior read “Queer Jews”!
Jaron Kanegson
04:14:57
That’s amazing, Gregg, thank you for the info. Can’t wait to look at that website.
Jaron Kanegson
04:27:46
This is all so fascinating, thank you.
Catherine Cejda
04:28:55
May the audience ask questions?
Rabbi Jane Rachel Litman, all pronouns welcome
04:29:28
Post you question in the chat and let's see.
Catherine Cejda
04:32:36
Thank you Rabbi Jane. My question is for Dr. Dr. Mehta. You mentioned that you're a Jew by choice. How has your relationship to Queer Jews been influenced (if at all) by choosing Judaism, since so much of the 'narrative' is around people 'born Jewish'?
Catherine Cejda
04:32:57
And of course now I immediately see my typo.
Karla Goldman
04:40:55
So glad Samira is in all these rooms. Makes us all less lonely.
David Lazar
04:42:39
Beautiful! Thank you everyone, may David’s memory continue to bless us all!
Catherine Cejda
04:43:27
Thank you! I appreciate your response. I am walking my own conversion journey, hence my question.
ChristieBalka
04:43:42
I'm loving the conversation on this panel -- all of it
Susan Edelstein
04:44:54
@Samira - thank you! As someone unlikely to be a parent, I especially appreciated your acknowledgement of this aspect of “fitting in” in the more mainstream Jewish community.
Gregg Drinkwater
04:46:28
https://noamsienna.com/rainbowthread/
Gregg Drinkwater
04:46:49
https://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=31783
Gregg Drinkwater
04:47:18
Links, above, to Noam Sienna’s “A Rainbow Thread” and the book on Maurice Sendak that Jodi mentioned.
Rabbi Jane Rachel Litman, all pronouns welcome
04:47:39
You can see the video of Wild Visionaries from the Queeries Series on the CLGS website.
Jodi Eichler-Levine (she/her)
04:47:42
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/319866631_On_transition_normative_Judaism_and_trans_innovation
Gregg Drinkwater
04:47:59
Torah Queeries: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0030I0PYA/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
Dr. Samira Mehta
04:48:17
The Jewish Women’s Archive has lots of great material.
Gregg Drinkwater
04:50:07
Thank you, Lori, Koach, Samira and Jodi. Beautiful and moving conversation!
Rabbi Jane Rachel Litman, all pronouns welcome
05:22:21
Sue Bojdak is now the educator at Sha'ar Zahav, a co-sponsor of this program.
Larry Best
05:22:41
We love Sue at Sha'ar Zahav!
Rabbi Jane Rachel Litman, all pronouns welcome
05:32:38
Yes! Let's also remember Larry Kramer.
Gregg Drinkwater
05:38:50
Svara: https://svara.org/
Karla Goldman
05:45:23
Lovely, Idit, and all.
Dr. Bernie Schlager [he|they]
05:45:52
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