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An Evening with Miryam Kabakov presented by Twice Blessed of TBE and Chadeish Yameinu
Date Saturday November 19
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Temple Beth El Aptos
3055 Porter Gulch Road (corner of Soquel Drive)
Aptos, CA 95003

Phone 831-479-3444
Event Type Speaker
Twice Blessed of Temple Beth El Aptos and Chadeish Yameinu present:

An Evening with Miryam Kabakov

Saturday, November 19, 2011

7:30 PM Havdalah & Dessert Reception
8 PM Program

Temple Beth El Aptos
3055 Porter Gulch Road (corner of Soquel Drive)
Aptos, CA 95003
Phone 831-479-3444


Miryam Kabakov is one of the founding members of the original Orthodykes groups in New York City and Jerusalem and editor of "Keep Your Wives Away from Them: Orthodox Women, Unorthodox Desires."

Reconciling queerness with religion has always been an enormous challenge. When the religion is Orthodox Judaism, the task is even more daunting. This anthology takes on that challenge by giving voice to genderqueer Jewish women who were once silenced — and effectively rendered invisible — by their faith. "Keep Your Wives Away from Them" tells the story of those who have come out, who are still closeted, living double lives, or struggling to maintain an integrated “single life” in relationship to traditional Judaism — personal stories that are both enlightening and edifying. While a number of films and books have explored the lives of queer people in Orthodox and observant Judaism, only this one explores in depth what happens after the struggle, when the real work of building integrated lives begins. The candor of these insightful stories in "Keep Your Wives Away from Them" makes the book appealing to a general audience and students of women’s, gender, and LGBTIQQP studies, as well as for anyone struggling personally with the same issue.

"Keep Your Wives Away from Them" is the winner of the 2011 Golden Crown Literary Award for best anthology and is the book which served as inspiration for the documentary, "Orthodykes".

Miryam Kabakov founded and facilitated the New York Orthodykes, is the former director of GLBT programming at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan, and was the national program director of AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps. She is currently an independent film curator in the Twin Cities.

We hope you will join us for an enlightening evening with this amazing woman!

More Info:
Temple Beth El Aptos
Phone 831-479-3444

Chadeish Yameinu (Santa Cruz)

Keep Your Wives Away from Them:
Added to the calendar on Monday Oct 24th, 2011 5:31 PM
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