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Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman with Abby Stein

  • Jewish Community Library 1835 Ellis St San Francisco, CA ,94115 (map)

Free admission with free garage parking on Pierce St between Ellis and Eddy streets.


Consider also joining Abby Stein for a conversation and text study earlier in the day at the Jewish Community Center in San Francisco at no charge. Click here for more information.

Abby Stein’s Hasidic community in Williamsburg believed that, as a tenth-generation descendant of the Baal Shem Tov, the founder of Hasidic Judaism, she was destined to be a rabbinic leader. They also believed she was a boy. But Abby felt certain at a young age that she was a girl, and eventually orchestrated a personal exodus from ultra-Orthodox manhood to live as a woman—a radical choice that forced her to leave her home, her. family, and her way of life. Her new memoir, Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman, will be published by Seal Press in November.

Abby Stein is a Jewish educator, author, speaker, and activist. Since coming out as a woman, she has worked to raise support and awareness for transgender rights and for those leaving ultra-Orthodoxy. Stein was named by The Jewish Week as one of the “36 under 36” Jews who are inspiring change in the world, and served on the steering committee for the 2019 Women’s March in Washington, D.C.

Co-sponsored by the James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center at the San Francisco Public Library. Co-presented by the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco.

Earlier Event: December 3
Social Justice, Israel and Teen Engagement
Later Event: December 8
Genealogy Clinic