Sex and the Community: Gender and Sexual Orientation in the Jewish world

Sex and the Community: Gender and Sexual Orientation in the Jewish world

Date: 30/11/2014

Event type: Seminar

Organized by: European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS)

Location: London, UK

Have you ever taken part in Gay Pride? Have you heard of Sheryl Sandberg’s „Lean In“ or tweeted under the Hashtag EverydaySexism?

Chances are, yes. Because more than ever, gender equality and equal rights for LGBTQ are in the news and topics of public debate. Our societies have changed and continue to change in regards to gender and sexual orientation.

 But let’s take a step back from society, the statistics and the news headlines, and look at what we know most best: Our circle of friends, family, student unions and Jewish communities. What’s going on there, and what’s going on with us? What do rabbis say to same-sex couples who want to get married? Are there orthodox feminists? Are student unions a welcoming place for LGBTQ students? Should – similarly to some countries’ quota systems – there be rules for more women in Jewish leadership positions? Are our communities going along with the social changes happening all around? Should they?

 What do you think?

 Join EUJS in partnership with CEJI - A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe in London for a seminar that discusses all these questions, develops tools and skills that help you get involved and connects you with Europe’s most active Jewish students!

 During this five-day program you will:

-       Meet involved Jewish students from all over Europe

-       Participate in the award-winning CEJI „Belieforama“ program „Reconciling Religion, Gender and Sexual Orientation“

-       Discuss with leading activists from Jewish organizations and community leaders

-       Develop skills and tools that will enable you to transform your ideas into action

-       Explore London and connect with local Jewish students

-       Become part of the EUJS network of activists

More information regarding the programme, methodology and social programming coming very soon!

Dates: 30th of November – 5th of December 2014

Location: London, United Kingdom

Cost: 90 Euros, which includes kosher food and accommodation.

In order to apply, fill out the online application http://goo.gl/forms/G64a1U2XQu and send your CV to events@eujs.org. Applications end on November 10th, but will be processed on a rolling basis, so don’t wait to apply!