Wholly Jewish

We all live - and balance - complex and nuanced identities, that, when braided together, make us wholly ourselves - and "Wholly Jewish." 

Description

What do we all have in common? We all live - and balance - complex and nuanced identities, that, when braided together, make us wholly ourselves... and wholly Jewish. In on these deeply personal, one-on-one interviews, Jews of intersectional identities share their experiences, insights, and how they enrich and create a more vibrant Jewish community. Season one features Jews of Color; season two highlights members of the Jewish LGBTQ+ community.

Latest Episode

Wholly Jewish: Noa: The Beauty of Taking Up Space

November 13, 2020
On the season finale of Wholly Jewish season 2, we are joined by NYU student and college organizer Noa Baron (they/them)! Noa shares the personal and Jewish and significance of their name (and their Jewish name-changing ceremony), the importance of deep listening to the queer community, their aspirations as a trans Jewish leader, and the beauty LGBTQ+ Jews bring to the Jewish community.

Recent Episodes

Wholly Jewish: Grace: Breaking Down the Gates of Queer Judaism

September 1, 2020
Being queer and Jewish means something different to everyone, and those differences deserve to be celebrated. This week, Grace Collins (they/them) talks about being a Jewish storyteller and teacher; their connection, as a Jew-by-choice, to Rabbi Akiva’s teachings;, repairing the world in an oppressive political climate; and the dangers of “gatekeeping” in queer and Jewish spaces.

Wholly Jewish: Laura: Creating Peace Out of Wholeness

August 18, 2020
This week’s guest, Cantor Laura Stein, shares her perspectives on how we can best care for those around us, the (lack of) tension between being Jewish and being a lesbian, and how her spiritual leadership inspires her social work at Mount Sinai Hospital's Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery.

Wholly Jewish: Max Antman: The Queerness and Politics of Torah

August 11, 2020
How can we embrace Judaism from not only a queer perspective, but also a “political” one? Max Antman (he/him), a rabbinical student at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, discusses how being a gay man influences his reading of Torah, how his Reform synagogue empowered his gay identity, and the sacred relationship between activism and studying Jewish text.