Ki Teitzei - 15th September / 12 Elul 5776

This week’s parasha (Torah portion) contains a commandment against cross-dressing: “A woman must not put on a man’s apparel, nor shall a man wear woman’s clothing;….” (Deut. 22:5) This act, which is considered “abhorrent” in the Torah, is part of a larger set of laws that have to do with improper mixing of categories. In ancient society, those who cross-dressed may have been thought to be seeking out improper sexual relations or trying to deceive others about their true identity. But, today cross-dressing is most often by transgender or gender non-conforming individuals, seeking to not be defined by what society deems a certain gender should wear. At Beth Hillel, we are just beginning to grapple with how we can be more inclusive of gender non-conforming folks who are part of our community. Our Reform Movement adopted a far-reaching resolution on this topic almost a year ago at the biennial URJ convention. In the coming months, you will have an opportunity to learn about and discuss this topic through a Jewish lens—beginning on Yom Kippur and at other times as well. Please join in this important conversation.

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This Week at BHT

20 Oct 2017
07:30PM -
Shabbat
21 Oct 2017
12:00AM
Newman Bar Mitzvah
21 Oct 2017
09:15AM - 10:15AM
Torah Study
21 Oct 2017
10:30AM -
Shabbat Morning
22 Oct 2017
07:00PM -
Refugee Discussion Group | Kahn Home
24 Oct 2017
04:00PM -
Shalom Center Soup Kitchen
24 Oct 2017
06:30PM -
Ritual Committee Meeting
25 Oct 2017
05:30PM -
Adult Hebrew Beginner Class
25 Oct 2017
06:30PM -
Adult Hebrew Continuing Class
26 Oct 2017
06:45PM -
Leadership Council Meeting
27 Oct 2017
07:30PM -
Weblink Home Shabbat
29 Oct 2017
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Jewish Community Foundation (JCF) Annual Brunch
30 Oct 2017
07:00PM -
Book Club
01 Nov 2017
12:00AM
3rd Rotating Shabbat Dinner
01 Nov 2017
12:00AM
Achshav Winter Deadline
01 Nov 2017
05:30PM -
Adult Hebrew Beginner Class
01 Nov 2017
06:30PM -
Adult Hebrew Continuing Class
01 Nov 2017
07:00PM -
Refugee Discussion Group | Sobin Home
03 Nov 2017
05:45PM -
Kabbalat Shabbat