Say Hello to the First Generation of Transgender Rabbis!

Naomi Zeveloff
The Jewish Daily Forward
July 15, 2013

Oy Vey! Is it a he or a she?!
Oy Vey! Is it a he or a she?!

When it comes to the acceptance of transgender Jews, the American Jewish community is itself in a moment of transition.

In 2008, Joy Ladin became the public face of transgender Judaism when she transitioned from male to female after receiving tenure at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women. Five years later, there are at least six transgender rabbis and rabbis-in-training across the United States. Both the Reform and Reconstructionist movements have programs on transgender inclusion at synagogues and in seminaries.

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