Evening Talk: “A Jewish Journey through Genders” 7:30pm at the Klehr Center for Jewish Life
Joy Ladin teaches at the Stern College of Yeshiva University, where she holds the David and Ruth Gottesman Chair in English and is the first openly transgender employee of Yeshiva University, an Orthodox Jewish institution. Ladin has published seven poetry collections:Impersonation, The Definition of Joy, Coming to Life, Psalms, Transmigration, The Book of Anna, and Alternatives to History. Ladin is also the author of a memoir, Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders. Often devotional and at times based in history and utilizing sacred Jewish texts, Ladin’s early poetry “offers a personal view of the big truths,” writes Stanley Moss. Ladin is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Hadassah Brandeis Research Fellowship, two Forward Fives awards, an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, and a Fulbright Scholarship.