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Abby Stein, Becoming Eve: from Ultra Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman

Sunday, January 10, 2021 26 Tevet 5781

11:00 AM - 12:00 PMZoom

Congregation B’nai Israel (CBI) in Rumson, NJ is thrilled to announce that Abby Chava Stein, author of “Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman”, will be speaking about herself and her dynamic book on Zoom on Sunday, January 10 at 11 am.  

“Becoming Eve”, Ms. Stein’s memoir, is a powerful story of an ultra-Orthodox child who was born to become a rabbinic leader and instead became a woman.

Stein, 28, is the first openly transgender woman who was raised Hasidic. Born into the Satmar community of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, she is a 10th-generation descendant of the Baal Shem Tov, the 18th-century Eastern European founder of the Hasidic movement. The sixth of 13 children and the eldest boy, Stein, by the age of 20, was ordained as a rabbi, married and had a son.

According to an article in the July 2020 Hadassah magazine, Stein has leaned into the publicity she has received, using her voice for a host of causes. She raises support for awareness about LGBTQ issues, trans rights and those leaving ultra-Orthodoxy; she speaks out against anti-Semitism; fights for immigration equality and criminal justice reform; and advocates for better education in the Hasidic community.

This event is free and open to the public. It will be held on Zoom, and advance registration is required in order to get the zoom link by email prior to the start of the event.

Please register for this event now at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvcuiprDsoGdOv-3zrX2fqFjMPNBeLYPaG  

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