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WRJ/Sisterhood Book Club

June 25, 2021 @ 10:00 am 1:00 pm

The Temple

5101 US-42
Louisville, KY 40241 United States
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Please join the WRJ/Sisterhood Book Club for fascinating reading and interesting discussions on Zoom. To help celebrate Pride Month at The Temple, we’ll discuss Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman by Abby Stein on Friday June 25, at 10:00 am. Amazon writes, “Abby Stein was raised in a Hasidic Jewish community in Brooklyn, isolated in a culture that lives according to the laws and practices of eighteenth-century Eastern Europe, speaking only Yiddish and Hebrew and shunning modern life. Stein was born as the first son in a dynastic rabbinical family, poised to become a leader of the next generation of Hasidic Jews. But Abby felt certain at a young age that she was a girl. She suppressed her desire for a new body while looking for answers wherever she could find them, from forbidden religious texts to smuggled secular examinations of faith. Finally, she orchestrated a personal exodus from ultra-Orthodox manhood to mainstream femininity-a radical choice that forced her to leave her home, her family, her way of life. Powerful in the truths it reveals about biology, culture, faith, and identity, Becoming Eve poses the enduring question: How far will you go to become the person you were meant to be?”

Everyone is welcome to attend. For questions and the Zoom login information, please contact Susan Waterman at [email protected]