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Reconstructionist Book Club: “Loving Our Own Bones” by Rabbi Julia Watts Belser

Thursday, March 28, 2024 - 1:00 pm EDT

This spring, Reconstructing Judaism invites you to join a movement-wide discussion of Rabbi Julia Watts Belser’s new book, Loving Our Own Bones: Disability Torah and the Spiritual Subversiveness of Knowing Ourselves Whole.  

On Thursday, March 28, 1 – 2 p.m. EDT, the group will reflect on Loving Our Own Bones’ internal resonance in our lives. 

On Thursday, April 4, 1 – 2 p.m. EDT, participants will discuss how to apply Rabbi Belser’s teachings for communal change around disability justice in our spaces. Both sessions are open to staff, clergy, lay leaders, and congregants of your communities, and will be held over Zoom. 

Julia Watts Belser (she/her) is a rabbi, scholar, and spiritual teacher who works at the intersections of disability studies, queer feminist Jewish ethics, and environmental justice.  She is a professor of Jewish Studies at Georgetown University, Senior Research Fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, and core faculty in Georgetown’s Disability Studies Program.  A longtime advocate for disability and gender justice, she currently directs an initiative on Disability and Climate Change.  She’s a passionate wheelchair hiker, an avid gardener, and a lover of wild places.

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