Dr. Joy LadinDr. Joy Ladin, David and Ruth Gottesman Professor of English and director of the Beren Writing Center, has been pursuing, as usual, a busy schedule of writing, teaching and speaking.

Most notable, on Nov. 12, 2019, Dr. Ladin received the Hachamat Lev Award at the Keshet Outstanding! NYC 2019 ceremony at the Prince George Ballroom in New York City. The award is given to those who demonstrate an “enduring commitment to justice and full inclusion for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in the Jewish community and beyond.”

On the teaching side, in October, she ran a workshop at Princeton University on writing and teshuva [atonement], and she was Selichot Scholar-in-Residence in September for three synagogues in the Fort Worth, Texas, area.

On Nov. 24, she will be teaching a course in the “Sundays at JASA” series titled “My Jewish Journey Between Genders: My Transgender Journey Among Jews,” and on Dec. 14, she will be doing a poetry reading and leading a discussion at SAJ titled “The Soul of the Stranger: Reading Torah from a Transgender Perspective.”

On the writing side, she has been selected as one of 19 women poets commissioned by Poets.org to write a poem for Project 19, a collaboration with the New York Philharmonic on a special program to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment in 2020.

The episode of “On Being” she recorded in 2013 is has been re-released and is available online.

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