Congregation B'nai Israel

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Annual Slichot Services

September 12, 2020 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for our annual Slichot services in partnership with Congregation Beth El, Rodeph Sholom, and B’nai Torah. Slichot is the service that takes place every year on the Saturday night before Rosh Hashanah. It is an opportunity to ease into the spiritual space and liturgy of the High Holy Days. We are so pleased our speaker this year is Abby Chava Stein. Please see her bio below All are invited to join. See schedule and Zoom link below:

8:00 p.m. Havdalah
8:15-9:15 p.m. Speaker:  Abby Chava Stein
9:15 – 10:00 p.m. Slichot Service with area clergy
Register in advance for this meeting: 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Abby Stein is a Jewish educator, author, speaker, and activist. She was born and raised in a Hasidic family of rabbinic descent, and is a direct descendant of the Baal Shem Tov, the founder of Hasidic Judaism. Abby attended Yeshiva, completing a rabbinical degree in 2011. In 2012, she left the Hasidic world to explore a self-determined life. In 2015 Abby came out as a woman of trans experience. Since coming out, she has been working to raise supportand awareness for trans rights and those leaving Ultra-Orthodoxy.

Her book memoir Becoming Eve:  My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman was published by Seal Press in November 2019. She speaks regularly at universities, synagogues, and Jewish organizations across the globe, including the 92nd Street Y, Koffler Center for the Arts in Toronto, OUT@NBC Universal, and at the 2019 Women’s March in Washington, DC.

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