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Join us for an Alternative Shabbes Potluck and Chanukah celebration with Hershel Russell — — for a lively exploration of gender.


$5 or PWYC — All are Welcome

RSVP  is appreciated, last-minute arrivals welcomed.

To RSVP please email:

or call 416-789-5502

What is this thing called “gender” anyway? It seems to be changing so fast! Transgender and gender-diverse kids and adults are popping up everywhere. And it’s all so political — the Right opposes trans access to bathrooms as fiercely as abortion. What’s going on?

This lively, and thought-provoking presentation (with film-clips, interactive exercises) hopes to leave you with more questions than answers, but definitely better-informed.

We’ll see how far we get in the time we have — your questions and comments will guide what we look at — but polished chapters that Hershel will bring on his laptop include:

  • Histories and Geographies of gender

  • The Birds and the bees 2.0

  • Disrupting gender: The Opposite Sex is Neither.

  • Trans communities here and now: We’re fabulous! Get used to us!

  • Paradigm shift: Mental Health to Human Right

  • Discrimination and Resilience

  • “Nice gender! Did your mom pick that out for you?” — an interactive exercise

Details for the evening.

  • 6:30 p.m. Arrival

  • 6:45 p.m. Candlelighting & Dinner
    (plus latkes and sufganiyot - jelly donuts)

  • 7:30 p.m. Program

What to Bring: Potluck dish to share.
We'll provide some latkes and sufganiyot (jelly donuts).

Children and families are welcome though

formal childcare will not be provided.

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