Judaism and Gender w. Jhos Singer

Judaism and Isms: Part 1
Date & Time
June 21, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Judaism and Gender – June 21st

Gender Queer, non-binary, Trans—this vocabulary has evolved in the last few decades to more fully describe human gender identity.  Amazingly the rabbis of the Talmud developed their own vocabulary over 2,000 years ago. This class will explore and unpack ancient Judaism’s amazing rainbow of genders, and what it meant to their society.  No Hebrew background needed.

Maggid Jhos Singer holds an MA in Jewish Studies from GTU, serves as a congregational leader for Chochmat HaLev in Berkeley, as the Maggid of San Francisco at the JCCSF, and as a Talmud fairy for SVARA.  He is passionate about Torah, Judaism’s spiritual kaleidoscope, and how its refraction of human experience brings us closer to our spiritual centers. An out transman, he is delighted to share Judaism’s ancient wisdom about gender. His work can be seen at: https://elitalks.org/jhos


About Judaism and Isms Summer Series

Judaism & Isms is an ongoing summer workshop series designed to explore the intersection of Judaism and a diversity of other identities we hold. Each class will focus on a particular topic – gender, race & justice, and feminism – and include text-based study, small-group discussion and lecture. Facilitated by community leaders and scholars Jhos Singer, Ilana Kaufman and Hadar Cohen, this three-part summer series will explore topics in gender, race and feminism, respectively.

The courses will take place in our yurt on the farm, providing intimate space for participants diving into these rich topics. The class will be preceded by a half hour community vegetarian potluck, please bring a dish with you. We are limiting the number of participants to the class so register early to secure your spot, $15 – 25 sliding scale admission, discounted price of $30 if you register for all three classes.

Occurring on the Third Thursday of each month
6:30 potluck | 7:00 – 8:30 class

Judaism and Gender with Jhos Singer – June 21st
Jewish Identity, Race and Justice with Ilana Kaufman – July 19th
Judaism and Feminism with Hadar Cohen – August 16th


Accessibility Notes: This event will be held in our heated yurt which is fully accessible. We have one accessible parking spot in our lot, however please leave time to find street parking if needed, as our lot fills up quickly. If you anticipate needing special assistance, please email zoe@urbanadamah.org. We would be happy to assist you. FM receivers are available for those hard of hearing.