For two decades SVARA has offered immersive, joyful, and radical learning that centers queer and trans folks.
No matter who you are or how you identify, we invite you to dive into our offerings.
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TRANSLATING TESHUVA: COMMUNITY SIYUM
September 12th, 2023
Check out these offerings led by folks who have found a home in the SVARA bet midrash.
Revolutionary Reading Group | Every other Wednesday
Offered collaboratively by The New Synagogue Project, Shel Maala, the Torah Studio, and Synagogues Rising
This year, the Trans Halakha Project released eleven glittering gems of brand-new knowledge into the world: ten teshuvot, practical papers on applying Jewish law to our lives, each written on a different facet of the trans experience, and Tefillat Trans, a pocket-sized prayerbook of Jewish blessings and rituals for moments of trans experience. Their authors create “euphoric halakha”—not dysphoric halakha—by bringing their own experiences of transness to questions of transness as has never been done before in Jewish history. Join the Revolutionary Reading Group as they hold one another accountable in learning from and bearing witness to these euphoric halakha resources.