Room to Grow: Jewish Education for Men, Women, and Everybody Else

TransTorah, December 11, 2007

In this presentation, Rabbi Kukla calls on us to imagine a world where there is more space for people of all genders and sexualities to explore our multi-faceted humanity. What would our educational environments look like if there was the space for everyone to explore the limitless potential for change and diversity that God created within us? Allowing room to grow in Reform Jewish education does not just mean finding a way to embrace tomboyish girls and effeminate boys. It also means creating space for butch lesbian moms, single dads and transgender members of our youth groups. And it means simultaneously making space for the girly girl who wants to wear dresses every day and the boy who wants to be rough and tough. Jewish education where there is room to grow, means space for each of us to be whole. If we can bring our full selves to our education we will be able to learn to our full capacity.

Topic: Gender, Youth, Homosexuality, Educators, Girls, Boys, GLBT Issues, Teachers, Diversity, Reform Judaism, LGBT Issues, Education, Identity Formation, Inclusion

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Language: English

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