Haggadah Shir Ge’ulah (the Song of Liberation)

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We are excited to announce that Rabbi Emily Aviva Kapor-Mater will be joining us for a Resource Round up highlighting her “Haggadah Shir Ge’ulah (the Song of Liberation)” on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific.

The LIVE session will also be recorded and offered on demand through Transfaith Institute. Don’t let a schedule conflict keep you away!

We are collecting $5 per participant because we believe in compensating transgender time and expertise! Rabbi Emily will receive a portion of every registration.


In the course room and the recorded video session, you will find:

  • Background of how this Haggadah came to be

  • Discussion and resources on transgender inclusion at Passover

  • Discussion and resources on creating liturgy that reflects our lived experiences

  • Discussion and resources on complications with Christians engaging with Passover

  • Suggestions for how to use the Haggadah in your local community and how to follow up afterwards

  • More on what Rabbi Emily is working on now

  • Q&A with Rabbi Emily

“While this isn’t a ‘transgender Haggadah’ per se,” says Transfaith Institute coordinator, Chris Paige, “Rabbi Emily is obviously deeply committed to both wide-reaching liberation and the fullness of Jewish tradition. It shows throughout her work.”

“It is so energizing to see transgender leaders,” says Rev Louis Mitchell, Transfaith executive director, “modeling ways of engaging with tradition that reflect our lived experience on the margins. Rabbi Emily is a wonderful example of the community of folk doing this kind of work.”

Rabbi Emily Aviva Kapor-Mater is a radical transfeminist rabbi and activist. Her rabbinic work focuses on creating innovative yet traditional Jewish law, liturgy, and ritual, in order to affirm trans* identities and experiences. As an autistic and hearing-impaired person, she also works for acceptance and accessibility for people with visible and invisible disabilities.   

This offering is a part of our April 2019 “Double Feature” which also includes Fr Shannon Kearns talking about his e-book, audio book, journal called “Walking Towards Resurrection” in honor of Christian Holy Week.

You may also enjoy our Resource Round Up with Dr Joy Ladin (March 2019).