Limmud Michigan 2020 - March 22, 2020
The Student Center at Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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Sunday, March 22 • 4:20pm - 5:15pm
A Rainbow Thread: Forgotten Stories of Queer Jewish Ancestors

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This session uses havruta-style study, a traditional Jewish mode of paired learning, to explore stories that can inspire queer Jewish life today. Come discover centuries of hidden history, from a gay brawl in a medieval synagogue to a gender-bending Jewish stowaway in colonial Canada, and from gender transition in a Ukrainian shtetl to gay and lesbian Jewish activists in 1950s America. No previous Hebrew knowledge or Jewish experience necessary.

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Noam Sienna

Educator, Artist, A Rainbow Thread
Noam Sienna is a Jewish educator, artist, and doctoral candidate in History at the University of Minnesota. He is the editor of "A Rainbow Thread: An Anthology of Queer Jewish Texts from the First Century to 1969."

Sunday March 22, 2020 4:20pm - 5:15pm EDT