Scholar in Residence with Noam Sienna

Noam Sienna is a Jewish educator, artist, and doctoral candidate in Jewish
History and Museum Studies at the University of Minnesota. Noam is the author of A Rainbow Thread: An Anthology of Queer Jewish Texts From the First Century to 1969, a collection of over 100 sources on the intersection of Jewish and queer identities.

Saturday, July 6

  • 12:45 p.m., Helfant Chapel - Noam will lead a havruta style study
    session to explore how genders outside of the static male/female
    binary have been categorized, understood, and experienced, by Jews
    around the world from antiquity to the 20th century.
  • 7:30 p.m., Homestead Hebrew Chapel - Noam will give a shi'ur examining LGBTQ+ identities in the Talmud. Dessert will be served.

Sunday, July 7

  • 10:00 a.m., Zweig Library - Noam will discuss his book A Rainbow
    Thread: An Anthology of Queer Jewish Texts from the First Century to
    1969. The book will be available for purchase and signing. A light
    breakfast will be served.

All events are free and open to the public.
RSVP or questions please e-mail