Virtual Conversations: A Book and Author Experience

Presented by Hadassah, in conjunction with Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (HBI)

Virtual Conversations allows you to hear the words and thoughts of extraordinary authors directly from the writers themselves. All you need is a computer and an hour to watch and listen to some of the great minds of our time.

In March, Author Joy Ladin, once a husband and father, discusses her memoir of gender transition, Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders

Watch live as Author Joy Ladin, once a husband and father, discusses her memoir of gender transition, Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders

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Professor Joy Ladin


Professor Ladin holds the David and Ruth Gottesman Chair in English at Stern College for Women at Yeshiva University. Joy's return to Yeshiva University as a woman, after receiving tenure as a man, made her the first openly transgender employee of an Orthodox Jewish institution. She was named to the 2012 Forward 50 list of influential or courageous American Jews. Her seventh book of poetry is due out in 2015. The author is on the Board of Keshet, a national organization devoted to full inclusion of LGTBQ Jews in the Jewish world.

Sylvia Barack Fishman (Facilitator)

Dr. Sylvia Barack Fishman is the Joseph and Esther Foster Professor of Contemporary Jewish Life and also co-director of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute. She is currently working on a book entitled Love, Marriage, and Jewish Families: Paradoxes of the Gender Revolution.

About HBI:

The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute develops fresh ways of thinking about Jews and gender worldwide by producing and promoting scholarly research, artistic projects and public engagement.

The world's only academic center of its kind, the HBI provides research resources and programs for scholars, students and the public. The Institute publishes books and a journal, convenes international conferences and local programming, and offers competitive grant and internship programs.

For further information, please contact us at PRAZE@hadassah.org or 212.303.8136.

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From: Carol on March 3, 2015
a powerful conversation thank you
From: Angelina on March 3, 2015
Please post your questions here. We would like to hear from you!
From: Angelina on March 3, 2015
Hi Susan, thank you for letting us know. We can hear audio. Can you try to turn up your computer volume or refresh your page?
From: susan on March 3, 2015
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From: Angelina on March 3, 2015
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