Second Wednesday of Every Month

7pm., Bade Museum, Pacific School of Religion

Please bring a brown bag dinner at 6:15pm if you’d like to eat with queer Jews and allies

Wednesday, October 11

Jews, Zionists, and Queerdom: Keeping Our Cool

Events at last year’s Creating Change Conference and this year’s Chicago Dyke March show that things can get heated for queer Jews in activist spaces.  Ilana Kaufman will bring her insight and expertise to explain the background of these flashpoints and how progressive Jews can best handle such situations.


Ilana Kaufman is the Public Affairs and Civic Engagement Director, East Bay, for the San Francisco, CA-based Jewish Community Relations Council. She has twenty years of leadership, community building and organizational development experience. As a strategic designer, planner and problem solver, Ilana is regularly engaged by regional and national Jewish federations, community relations organizations, philanthropic entities and community service providers. She has been featured in the Jewish Times of America and the J Weekly, and has published articles the Forward, eJewish Philanthropy, The Foundation Review and Independent School Magazine. A nationally regarded thought leader on the importance of grappling with racism in the Jewish community, Ilana was featured in the series “ELI Talks: Inspired Jewish Ideas” in 2015 and was recognized by both the Jewish Multiracial Network and the New York Public Library Blog Celebrating African American Jews.


Co-sponsored with The Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies