Fierce Thursdays! Michael W. Twitty and Rabbi Ruth Adar - 92Y, New York

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Fierce Thursdays!

Michael W. Twitty and Rabbi Ruth Adar

Michael W. Twitty and Rabbi Ruth Adar

Join us for an online pre-Shabbat series celebrating the Queer Jewish experience with some of our favorite leaders, writers, actors, and artists.

Fierce Thursdays (formerly known in-person as Fierce Fridays) are back and happening online — more accessible than ever!

We’re continuing our series on April 22 with a spiritual pre-game of Shabbat and a moderated conversation and Q+A. This time we welcome African American-Jewish culinary historian and former Hebrew teacher Michael W. Twitty, author of the 2018 James Beard Award-winning The Cooking Gene and his latest, Rice. Our spiritual leader of the evening is Rabbi Ruth Adar known for her blog “Coffee Shop Rabbi.” Check it out here!

Registration is free of charge.

Past guests (in-person) include RuPaul’s Drag Race star Alexis Michelle, Phillip Picardi, Kate Bornstein, Abby Chava Stein, Garrard Conley, Masha Gessen, and more.

Have suggestions or ideas on who we can bring next? Fill out this short Google Form!

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Michael W. Twitty

Michael W. Twitty is a culinary historian and food writer from the Washington D.C. area …

Rabbi Ruth Adar

Rabbi Ruth Adar is a Jewish Life Educator and board member at HaMaqom | The Place in Berkeley, CA …

Please note that all 92Y regularly scheduled in-person programs are suspended.