Go, Go to Yourself: Personal Story as Spiritual Practice

Go, Go to Yourself: Personal Story as Spiritual Practice
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Jhos Singer

Maggid | Chochmat HaLev (Berkeley) JCCSF (San Francisco)

Maggid Jhos Singer explores the intersection and tradition of how our personal stories influence and, indeed, create our collective Jewish story. This moving ELI talk twists and turns and ends up in a place ... See more

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Joy Ladin - Transgender Amid Orthodoxy: I Am Who I Will Be

is Gottesman Professor of English at Stern College for Women of Yeshiva University in New York. Her memoir is called Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders. She's also the author of seven collections of poetry, and is currently the recipient of an NEA fellowship to write I am What I Will Be: Reading God and the Torah from a Transgender Perspective.

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Transparent on High

Of all my parental accomplishments, I am particularly proud that I have managed to delude at least one of my children into thinking that I am both omniscient and clairvoyant, and that beneath my rapidly thinning hair there lurks a never-sleeping eye always spying from the back of my head.

Jhos  Singer, 

Maggid | Chochmat HaLev (Berkeley) JCCSF (San Francisco)

Jhos Singer is the Maggid (spiritual teacher) for Chochmat HaLev in Berkeley, California and the JCC of San Francisco. He follows the watery path of ancient Jewish spirituality, studies talmud at SVARA and wrestles with Torah daily.  He holds a degree in music from UCLA and a Master's degree in Jewish Studies from the Graduate Theological Union. He is the a proud parent of 3 fabulous kids, the adoring spouse of his Bashert and professional partner, Julie Batz. He is an out trans man, and as such celebrates the spirituality found in the crossroads.