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Retirement Cruise - Saturday, June 2

Whether you missed the gala, or you just want to keep on partying, sign-up for the Bon Voyage Retirement Cruise on Saturday, June 2nd. Wish Rabbi Kushner well as his tenure at Ner Tamid comes to a close. Go to www.nertamid.org/cruise to sign up. Tickets are limited to 90 people on a first come, first served basis.

This event has been made possible through the generosity of Mark and Steph Lurie.

Pride Service & Potluck Dinner

Wednesday Evening, June 6 at 7 pm

Come celebrate LGBTQ Pride with family and friends at the annual interfaith Pride Service and Potluck Dinner (dairy or parve only, no meat or shellfish). This year Temple Ner Tamid is the host congregation and our guest speaker is Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R.

Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R is a Trans and GenderQueer psychotherapist, activist, writer, and public speaker in the NYC area working with TGNC, LGBTQ+, and sexual/gender diversity issues. Laura currently serves as Chair of the Board for the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center and is the first trans and genderqueer person to occupy that position. Recipient of a 2018 Gay City News Impact award and the 2017 Dorothy Kartashovich Award by the Community Health Center Association of New York State, "In recognition of your dedication and advocacy to ensure high-quality health care for all", they have been featured on NPR, MSNBC, NBCNEwsOnline, SiriusXM, CBSNews, The New York Times, and has spoken at countless organizations, conferences, and universities. Their book, "You’re In The Wrong Bathroom!’ and 20 Other Myths and Misconceptions About Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People, co-authored with Laura Erickson-Schroth, was published in May 2017. As Lawrence Jacobs, they worked as a musician, composer, photographer, and less glamorous corporate middle management. www.LauraAJacobs.com

Presentation Overview:

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Therapy for Transgender Issues But Had No One To Ask- Community, Family, and Ally Version

Transgender and gender nonconforming people are visible like never before, and yet our community faces unprecedented hostility from those who would scapegoat or reject anyone ‘other’ than the mainstream.  Our validity is being ‘debated’ on the public stage while myths and deliberate misinformation abound. This hostile environment most directly affects trans youth, but each of us in this already vulnerable population is at risk. We are in need of support from our allies.

This workshop is a presentation and Q&A intended to provide accurate, candid information about transgender issues from an expert in the field.  It will demonstrate that the notion of changing one’s gender has existed since the beginning of recorded human history, then outline how the current understandings of being trans arose, the different identities trans people adopt, terminology, stigma, the high rates of depression, anxiety, and suicide, the intersections between gender, identity, relationships, sexuality, privilege, and social norms, and how trans and gender nonconforming people, when in environments of nurturing and acceptance, can thrive.  

The workshop proceeds from an avowedly transpositive stance and views gender as an arena through which we can explore personhood and even existential questions of the meaning of human existence.

Annual Rummage Sale

June 10 ~ 9 am to 3 pm

We need your unwanted clothing, musical instruments, sporting goods, household items, toys, jewelry, CD's, video games, small appliances, and miscellaneous tchotchkes!

Donations can be dropped off at the Temple between June 4 and June 8.

We need volunteers for the following:

  • Setup on Saturday, June 9 starting at 2 pm
  • Assist during the sale with sales and cleanup between 8 am and 4 pm

Please contact Randy Bouwman at ranbouwman@gmail.com to sign-up to help.

**We cannot accept any books or computer equipment**

Video from the TNT Gala on April 28

Click here to watch the video made for the Gala this past weekend. To read Rabbi Kushner's remarks from the Gala click here.

Temple Ner Tamid's Amazon Store

Temple Ner Tamid has its own new Amazon.com store featuring favorite books and DVDs of Rabbi Kushner, Cantor Greenberg and fellow Temple members. 

Shopping via Ner Tamid's Amazon store won't cost you anything extra, but it does allow Temple Ner Tamid to earn about 6% from most purchases. You can purchase the books and DVDs recommended by clergy, staff, and fellow members or other items on Amazon.com that may not be featured on Temple Ner Tamid's Amazon store. All of your Amazon shopping benefits Temple Ner Tamid

Please click on the link below to access Amazon.com and then after shopping, proceed to the checkout. Ner Tamid's commission will be credited automatically.