Queer Jewish Religiosity in America: Directions and Trends

The last few years have witnessed the publication of a number of Jewish queer texts that chose to engage traditional forms of Jewish ritual and literature. These include: Siddur Sha’ar Zahav: The All-Inclusive Siddur, the siddur of Congregation Sha’ar Zahav in San Francisco; B’chol l’vav’kha, the siddur of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in New York; the Torah commentary Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible; and Andrew Ramer’s Queering the Text: Biblical, Medieval and Modern Jewish Stories.

These publications mark an important contribution to American Jewish life and culture, now engaged in a fascinating dialogue with the queer community. The proposed symposium seeks to acknowledge and examine this contribution by engaging the editors and authors of these works, and by facilitating a conversation about queer Judaism, its creative engagement with collective Jewish textual forms, and what happens to both in the process.

 

When:
Ongoing every day from February 26, 2011 through February 27, 2011. 7:30 PM.
Approximate duration of 48 hour(s).
Where:
Beginning on Feb. 26, 2011 at Sha'ar Zahav, 290 Dolores Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 and continuing on Feb. 27, 2011 at the Stanford Humanities Center, Stanford University (Map)
Audience:
Faculty/Staff
Alumni/Friends
General Public
Students
Tags:
Humanities
International
Conference / Symposium
Arts
Sponsor:
Co-sponsors: A Wider Bridge, BJE Jewish Community Library, Congregation Sha'ar Zahav, Hillel at Stanford, KESHET, Jewish Community Federation, lgbt alliance, Nehirim, QuAD, Stanford Humanities Center, and The Shoshana and Martin Gerstel Conference Fund
Contact:
650 804 4323
Ronnie Shilo at shilo at stanford dot edu
Admission:

All are welcome. 

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