Join us on June 25th at 12:00 PM for an exploration into the ritual of mikveh and how it has been reclaimed for traditional and nontraditional use by queer Jews. This session is designed for those who identify as LGBTQIA and their allies. We will also hear from three guests who will share how they have used mikveh to mark moments in their queer Jewish lives.
Lea Andersen (she/her) is a third year rabbinical student at Hebrew College, whose passion is using halacha for gender liberation, and particularly the liberation of women. She is a lesbian, a transgender woman, white, and lives in Brookline, MA.
Heather Renetzky (she/her) is a third year rabbinical student at Hebrew
College. A self-declared nerd for all things related to Judaism, psychology, and cooking, she loves exploring and sharing the depth of Jewish tradition. You can often find her with her nose in a book, in an apron covered in flour, or curled up with a cat in her lap. Although she lives in Boston, Heather calls Minnesota home. She’s grateful to Mayyim Hayyim for enabling her to start a long-desired, regular mikveh practice.
Jenna Shaw (they/them) is a third year rabbinical student at Hebrew College. Originally from Chicago, Jenna brings a passion for the ways
Judaism and queerness intersect.