Come hear an exciting, thought-provoking panel discussion about what it’s like to be a Russian-speaking LGBTQ Jew in the US today. The panelists will also discuss Jewish and gay life in both the former Soviet Union and modern-day Russia. Discover the rich spiritual and social life and the support networks that exist in New York today.
The panel will be immediately followed by a Q&A, book signing and reception.
Yevgeniy Fiks, a Moscow-born multidisciplinary, post-Soviet conceptual artist.
Masha Gessen, a journalist and author of The Man Without a Face: The Rise and Rule of Vladimir Putin.
Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, a spiritual leader of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (CBST) and a human rights activist.
Dr. Jay Michaelson, a founder of Nehirim and leading LGBT writer and activist.
Dr. Bella Proskurov, a Licensed Psychologist and RUSA LGBT activist.
Panel Moderator: Yelena Goltsman, a founder and co-president of RUSA LGBT.
This event is supported by the Blueprint Fellowship, part of the Center Without Walls initiative of COJECO, sponsored by the UJA-Federation of New York and Genesis Philanthropy Group.