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May
18
2022

Upcoming Events 5/18/22

THURSDAY, May 26th, at 7 pm Eastern:

Rebecca S'manga Frank will perform her work, The Non-Monogologues, which are a collection of monologues based on interviews with womxn about sex, love, identity, and freedom through the lens of "Chosenness." It's an exploration in an increasingly polyamorous culture about the limitations and opportunities of being a Chosen One.

This will be an in-person event held in the chapel at Congregation Beth Elohim at 274 Garfield Place in Brooklyn, NY. The building is wheelchair-accessible and air conditioned; masks and proof of Covid-19 vaccination are required to attend. For accommodation requests or questions about accessibility, please reach out to info@newjewishculture.org.

THURSDAY, June 2nd, at 6 pm Eastern:

In the mystical Jewish tradition, the Shehkinah refers to the imminent, feminine aspect of the divine. Dwelling with human beings but not bound by human logics of time and space, the Shehkinah is at once intimate and elusive—and often, in traditional representations, silent. Now the poet and scholar Joy Ladin has given voice to this presence in her new collection, Shekhinah Speaks. Comprised of 22 poems, one for each letter of the Hebrew alphabet, Ladin’s text borrows from a disparate pair of sources—the Book of Isaiah and Cosmopolitan magazine—to turn over questions of personal and spiritual significance. In celebration of the publication of Shekhinah Speaks, Ladin will be joined by the poet Chase Berggun for a reading and conversation, where they will discuss themes common to their poems, including femininities, trans embodiment, Jewish thought, and the divine.

This live event and its recording will have automated closed captioning. For accommodation requests or questions about accessibility, please reach out to events@jewishcurrents.org.

THURSDAY, June 30th, at 7:00 pm Eastern:

Discussions on antisemitism and its definition are highly contested ground. How does philanthropy impact this conversation? Join Matt Berkman, Shaul Magid, and Lara Friedman, moderated by Mari Cohen, to unpack the forces shaping public discussion on antisemitism and the role of the Jewish philanthropic complex in Jewish political discourse. Co-sponsored by the Jewish Liberation Fund and IfNotNow.

This event is part of "Who Speaks for the Jews?": A speaker series addressing the question of who holds the power to shape Jewish communal narratives, how they exercise it, and what we can do.