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Abby Stein | Koffler Arts

November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$10 – $20

Ben McNally Books is thrilled to partner with Koffler Arts for their Fall Books & Ideas Series.

The Koffler is thrilled to present the Toronto launch of Abby Stein’s Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman.

When:

Thursday November 25

7pm

Where:

CSI Annex

720 Bathurst Street

Cost:

$10 to $20

You can purchase tickets on Eventbrite.


Trans activist Abby Stein was raised in a Hasidic Jewish community in Brooklyn, isolated in a culture that lives according to the laws and practices of eighteenth-century Eastern Europe. As the first son in a dynastic rabbinical family, Abby was poised to become a leader of the next generation of Hasidic Jews. However, from a young age, Abby felt certain that she was a girl. In her groundbreaking memoir Becoming Eve: My Journey From Ultra- Orthodox Rabbi To Transgender Woman, Abby traces her extraordinary coming-out story, from suppressing her desire for a new body, to looking for answers in forbidden religious texts, to orchestrating her final exodus from ultra-Orthodox manhood to mainstream femininity – a radical choice that forced her to leave home, her family and way of life. Powerful in the truths it reveals about biology, culture, faith, and identity, Becoming Eve poses the enduring question: How far will you go to become the person you were meant to be?

Abby Stein is the tenth-generation descendant of the Baal Shem Tov, the founder of the Hasidic movement. In 2015, Stein came out as a woman, and she now works as a trans activist. In 2019, she served on the steering committee for the Women’s March in Washington, DC, and she was named by the Jewish Week as one of the “36 Under 36” Jews who are affecting change in the world. She lives in New York City.

Details

Date:
November 21
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
$10 – $20
Event Category:

Venue

CSI Annex Lounge
720 Bathurst St
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2R4 Canada
Website:
https://socialinnovation.org/location/csi-annex/

Organizer

Koffler Centre of the Arts
Phone:
647-925-0643
Email:
info@kofflerarts.org
Website:
kofflerarts.org