How To Raise A Mensch

SOJOURN is so excited to be a part of the upcoming How to Raise a Mensch program, alongside 18Doors Atlanta, Price Support Network, PJ Library Atlanta, and author A.K. Neer!
Caregivers of children 0-5 years old are invited to join Rebecca Stapel-Wax, alongside author A.K. Neer, Rabbi Malka Packer-Monroe, Amy Price, and Rabba Melissa Scholten-Gutierrez for a practical discussion on how to raise children to be mensches (good people), with a focus on justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. Using Jewish and universal values, we will be better prepared to talk to our children about race and ethnicity, ability and disability, interfaith families, and gender equity and expansiveness.
This 4-week series will take place on Thursdays: May 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2022 from 8-9 PM ET.

Pride Outside: A Musical Celebration!

Pride Outside is SOJOURN's musical celebration for national Pride month! After 2 years of Pride Inside, we're excited to gather in person, enjoy some local bands, and be in community with one another.

The event will take place on Sunday, June 26 at 6:00 PM at Mulberry Fields (1301 Iverson Street NE, Atlanta, GA), and will feature The PussyWillows and Khaliko. Register to attend here!

Words Matter: Queer Reads with SOJOURN

Words Matter: Queer Reads with SOJOURN is a book discussion series where we focus on gender and sexually diverse Jewish authors.

Each month, we’ll be reading and discussing a queer Jewish work of fiction, nonfiction, or memoir. We’ll meet over Zoom to discuss the readings and the importance of queer Jewish perspectives.

Our next book will be: The Soul of the Stranger by Joy Ladin, an author and scholar who became a nationally recognized speaker on trans and Jewish identity after her transition at Yeshiva University made her the first openly transgender employee of an Orthodox Jewish institution. This important work, published in 2018, explores fundamental questions about how religious texts, traditions, and the understanding of God can be enriched by transgender perspectives, and how the Torah and trans lives can illuminate one another.

You can register by filling out this form. You can also click here to find our list of independent bookstores throughout the South for your future Words Matter - and other - book purchases.

We’re excited to read with you!

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Drawing from the Well

We invite you to join SOJOURN's weekly virtual meetup for LGBTQ+ Jews and allies to either community for community and connection during our Covid quarantines.
During our time together, we will bring resources from Torah Queeries, mussar, and offer space for connection and conversation.
Fridays, 12 pm-1 pm Weekly
Zoom Meeting