Full course description
This series is open to ALL HILLEL PROFESSIONALS. You do not need to participate in all five sessions, though you are welcome and encouraged to.
These sessions will not be recorded in order to create an environment in which people are comfortable asking questions and sharing their own experiences. Please be prepared to put your camera on, utilize a working microphone, and sit in a private place if that is your preference.
Language around gender and sexuality has multiplied over the last few decades. Many of our students are familiar with terms and concepts from queer theory as they have entered the academic lexicon. If all the talk about gender being a “spectrum” sounds new to you, enter into the cultural conversation about pronouns, labels, and more with an expert colleague in a "brave space" where we can ask questions without fear of offending one another or "messing up."
This session is one of the sessions in our 5-part series Elevating Identity: Strategies for Engaging the "Every" focused on identity and inclusion in an effort to move towards our organizational goal of reaching and engaging “every Jewish student”. When we say “every”, we mean it, but often struggle with putting it into practice. The overall goal of this series is to better prepare each participant to engage all students through an increased understanding of our communities’ diversity, how our own identities impact our work, and how the narratives we are familiar with dictate our course of action on campus.
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This session takes place:
- Wednesday, March 13th 3:00 - 4:00pm EST / 12:00 - 1:00pm PST
Rabbi Dr. Nikki DeBlosi serves as the Assistant Director for Jewish Education & Engagement at NYU's Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life. She holds a BA in Women's Studies from Harvard University and an MA and PhD in Performance Studies with a focus in queer theory from New York University. She participated in the Human Rights Campaign's Religious Leaders Fellowship and was ordained by HUC-JIR/NY in 2013. Rabbi Nikki gave one of the 2018 Hillel Talks. You can watch her talk here.
Participation in all Hillel U offerings should be agreed upon by the participant and their supervisor (unless the participant is a director).
Questions? Please contact HillelU@hillel.org