A Panel Discussion Moderated by BluePrint Fellow Yelena Goltsman
Come hear an exciting, thought-provoking panel discussion about what it’s like to be a Russian-speaking LGBTQ Jew in the US today. The panelists will also discuss Jewish and gay life in both the former Soviet Union and modern-day Russia. Discover the rich spiritual and social life and the support networks that exist in New York today.
Q&A, authors’ book signing, and reception to follow.
Panelists include:
Yevgeniy Fiks is a Moscow-born multidisciplinary, post-Soviet conceptual artist.
Masha Gessen is a journalist and author of The Man Without a Face: The Rise and Rule of Vladimir Putin.
Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum is a spiritual leader of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (CBST) and a human rights activist.
Dr. Jay Michaelson is a writer, scholar, and activist whose work focuses on the intersections of religion, contemplative practice, sexuality, and law.
Dr. Bella Proskurov is a Licensed Psychologist and RUSA LGBT activist.
Panel Moderator: Yelena Goltsman is a founder and co-president of RUSA LGBT.

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