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An Evening with Abby Stein, Transgender Activist

Abby Stein offers 21st century perspective on gender & family relationships

Abby Stein will be speaking at 2Life Communities

Celebrate Pride Month with two special events featuring Abby Stein!

Monday, June 17th, 6:30 p.m. in the Brighton campus auditorium at 30 Wallingford Road, Brighton. Conversation will be interpreted into Mandarin and Russian. Parking is limited, but walking distance from Commonwealth Avenue, Brighton Center, and Chiswick Road Station (MBTA Green Line – "B" Branch). RSVP as space is limited to ckatzeff@2Lifecommunities.org.

Tuesday, June 18th, 6:30 p.m. at Golda Meir House, 160 Stanton Avenue, Newton. Parking is limited; please consider public transportation. Golda Meir House is a short walk from Woodland Station (MBTA Green Line – "D" Branch) and Newton Wellesley Hospital. RSVP as space is limited to ckatzeff@2Lifecommunities.org

About Abby Stein

Abby Stein is a Jewish educator, writer, speaker, and activist. A 10th generation descendent of the Baal Shem Tov, she was born and raised in a Hasidic family of rabbinic descent. In that world, Abby attended Vizhnitz Yeshiva, completing a rabbinical degree in 2011. In 2012, she left the Hasidic world to explore different world views.

In 2015, Abby came out as a woman of trans experience; she's been working to raise support and awareness for transgender rights and those leaving Ultra-Orthodoxy ever since. Her story has been covered widely by The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, The ForwardNBC NewsVogueInStyle, CNN, Fox News, Showtime among others. In 2016, Abby was named one of The Jewish Week's “36 Under 36” young Jews who are affecting change in the world. A current Columbia University gender studies and political science student, her memoir Becoming Eve will be published by Seal Press in fall 2019.

In preparation for Ms. Stein’s visit, 2Life is offering our residents trainings on sexuality and gender identity at all four of our campuses. Attendees will learn vocabulary currently used to discuss gender, consider the difference between gender and sex, and have an opportunity to ask questions in a nonjudgmental environment.

Village Center Event

2Life Communities' campuses are hubs of activity and opportunity. We think of our walls as permeable, and invite people from the surrounding communities to learn and socialize side by side with our residents. Our guests also learn from our residents themselves, who bring years of experience and knowledge to 2Life programs. Our residents benefit from this lifelong learning exchange as they engage with people of all ages and backgrounds who share their passions and experiences.