From Rabbi to Transgender Activist: An Evening with 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 Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Forward, NBC News, Vogue, InStyle, 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.

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). Get your tickets soon because space is limited!

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. Get your tickets soon because space is limited!

Villiage 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.