Kabbalat Shabbat at CSI. Joy Ladin, a widely published essayist and poet, literary scholar, and nationally known speaker on transgender issues, will join us on Zoom. The topic of Dr. Ladin’s talk is Jonah, God, and Other Strangers: Reading the Torah from a Trans Perspective. From 2003 to 2021, Dr. Ladin held the Gottesman Chair in English at Stern College of Yeshiva University. Her gender transition and return to teaching in 2008 made her the first openly transgender employee of an Orthodox Jewish institution. She is the author of twelve books and a frequent speaker at universities, symposia, and Jewish communities around the country.