[VIRTUAL] Women of the J Exceptional Women Series With Abby Stein: Her Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman

Date: May 4, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us as we welcome Abby Stein, author of “Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman” to share her powerful story. She will take us through her journey from being born and raised in a Hasidic family of rabbinic descent to completing a rabbinical degree to leaving the Hasidic world to explore a self-determined life. Abby came out as a woman of trans experience in 2015. Since coming out, she has been working to raise support and awareness for trans rights and those leaving Ultra-Orthodoxy.

Abby Stein is a Jewish educator, author, speaker, and activist. She is a direct descendant of the Baal Shem Tov, the founder of Hasidic Judaism. Abby attended Yeshiva, completing a rabbinical degree in 2011. Her story has been covered in the New York Times, New York Post, Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, Jewish Daily Forward, Daily Mail, NBC, Vogue, InStyle, and more, as well as live appearances on CNN, Fox News, HuffPost Live, ShowTime, NowThis, PopSugar, and internationally. In 2016, Abby was named by The Jewish Week as one of the “36 Under 36” young Jews who are inspiring change in the world. In 2018 she was awarded the Pride Award by the Brooklyn Borough President. She studied gender studies and political science at Columbia University in New York City.

We want to ensure our programs are available to everyone in our community. Please contact Shari Blake Schnee at if you need assistance to participate.

Tuesday, May 4 | 6 – 7 pm (MST)
Talk only: $10
Talk and Curbside Book Pick Up: $38
Talk and USPS Book Delivery: $41.50

Aspen Jewish Congregation
Jewish Community Center of Staten Island
JCC Greater Boston

Co-Promoted by:
ADL Mountain States
Boulder Hadassah
Congregation Har HaShem
CU Boulder Hillel
Judaism Your Way
Out Boulder County
Repair the World Denver
Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center

Women of the J Programs are Underwritten in Honor of Marc H. Monheimer by the Mervyn L. Brenner Foundation