Abby Stein was born and raised in a Chasidic family of rabbinic descent; she is the 10th generation of the Baal Shem Tov - Founder of the Chasidic movement. She attended Yeshiva, completing a rabbinical degree in 2011. In 2012, Abby left the Chasidic world to explore different worldviews, while struggling with gender identity. A few months ago, she came out as a woman of trans experience, and she has been doing work towards her goal to raise awareness and support people going through a similar experience. Her story has been covered in the New York Times, New York Post, Jewish Daily Forward, Kveller, Daily Mail, as well as live appearances on Fox News, CNN, HuffPost Live, ShowTime and more. Abby is a second year student at Columbia University's School of General Studies studying Women’s and Gender Studies with a concentration in Political Science.
Source Sheets | 22
- Bereshit: The Genesis of (Trans)Gender
- Teshuva: Being Our Real Selves - A Personal Journey
- Transgender in Jewish Mysticism
- Nuance Gender Concepts In Jewish Texts
- Judaism in Transition: Gender and Beyond
- (Trans)Gender in Judasim: A Personal and Communal Journey
- Let My People Sing NYC
- Parshat Shekalim - Supplement to INN D'var Torah
- (Trans)Gender in Judaism/Kabbalah
- Happiness and the Flexibility of Halacha in Hasidic Thought
- You Be the Judge Curriculum for Middle School students B'nai Jesuren Hebrew School - 6 th Grade
- Gender In Kabbalah: Humans and God ness
- Lighting the Holy Lights: B'Haalotcha Torah study - From the Torah to Hasidic Teachings
- Kain and Able - קין והבל Eden Village Camp | Yahodut 2016 | מחנה כפר עדן | יהדות ה'תשע"ו
- Queer Healing: A Vigil and Support Eden Village Camp | June 23, 2016
- Herbal Judaism Eden Village Camp | Summer 2016 | Yahodut/Herbal
- Kabbalah 101 Eden Village Camp | Summer 2016 | Yahodut
- Changing the Conversation: Jewish-Gender IS Queer ... and Feminist
- Gender Fluidity and Transgender Theology in Judaism/Kabbalah: From the Mishana to Jewish Renewal
- Tu B'shvat B'nai Jesurun Hebrew School - 6th Grade 5777
- Creation and Rosh Hashanah
Abby Stein published a new Source Sheet, Bereshit: The Genesis of (Trans)Gender.
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Abby Stein published a new Source Sheet, Teshuva: Being Our Real Selves - A Personal Journey.
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Abby Stein published a new Source Sheet, Transgender in Jewish Mysticism.
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