Compiling the Next Trans Codex: Learning from the Writers of the Trans Halakha Project

Led collaboratively by Shel Maala and the Trans Halakha Project

Thursdays, October 19th through December 21st
8-9:30pm ET | 7-8:30pm CT | 5-6:30pm PT

In March of 5783, the Trans Halakha Project released two groundbreaking projects: a series of Trans Teshuvot (Jewish legal responses), answering core questions of Jewish law for and about trans people; and Tefillat Trans, a book of blessings and rituals written by and for trans people.

Since that time, we find ourselves in a powerful moment, as trans Jews across the world studying, praying, and practicing according to the words and hiddushim (insights) of their own siblings and peers. Jews who are not trans have begun learning from the universally applicable truths in our Torah. A new halakha is emerging, and in this generation, we are blessed to be able to witness the blossoming of the next trans codex (collection of legal writings).

This Fall, we will have the tantalizing opportunity to hear first-hand from the sages who helped bring these projects to fruition. Join the Trans Halakha Project and Shel Maala for a shiur (lecture) series by the creators of these incredible new pieces of Torah, where we will dive deep into their works: Learn about their process, unearth their insights, reveal their questions, and ask your own. Brilliant Teshuva-writers and the editors of the Tefillat Trans will be on-hand to help you explore the world of trans halakha and tefilla, to give you the chance to bring them into your practice and life.

We know that virtual learning comes with a holy host of nuances and it can be hard to know exactly what to expect of an online experience. For that reason, we’ve gathered a list of the nitty-gritty details that will help you envision the fullest picture of each of our offerings!

Specs on this learning space:

  • These are standalone lectures happening once a week on Thursdays from 8–9:30pm ET
  • There are nine sessions; come to one, all, or something in between!
  • People of all faiths and genders are welcome
  • A suggested donation of $18 per lecture
  • Live captioning is available


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