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Bruchim Bulletin: April 2024

As we roll into spring, we have some major news to share. We’re launching The Bruchim Podcast — the only podcast dedicated to Jews who think differently about circumcision. In season one, we’ll host discussions with Jews who have been directly impacted by circumcision, touching on complications, regret, and opting out. We’ll also address the…

A Complicated Complication With Gary Shteyngart

Episode 2-A Complicated Complication with Gary Shteyngart In this episode, Gary Shteyngart joins Eli to talk about growing up as an immigrant and his memories of being circumcised at the age of seven. He talks about the very painful complications from his circumcision and how it eventually came back to haunt him as an adult.…

The Bruchim Podcast: Jews Opposed to Circumcision?

Episode 1-Jews Opposed to Circumcision? In this inaugural episode of the Bruchim Podcast, Eli Ungar-Sargon is joined by Bruchim’s Director of Strategic Initiatives Max Buckler. They discuss whether being a Jew opposed to circumcision is a contradiction in terms and explore the complexity of Jewish identity. They talk about the need for an organization like…

Navigating Diverse Viewpoints on the Team with Hida Viloria, Sun. March 3, 2024 @ 2 p.m. EST

As activists, we’re all players on a big team. The game? Groundbreaking social change. How can we navigate diverse viewpoints to build positive allyships? Expand your horizons with renowned intersex activist Hida Viloria. S/he has been effectively advocating for the bodily autonomy of intersex children, within a highly diverse movement, for over two decades. Whether you lead an…

Bruchim Bulletin August 2023

Comprehensive Area Reports — Are you seeking Jewish community and want to learn which synagogues and other Jewish spaces in your area are friendly to non-circumcising Jews? As part of a pilot program, Bruchim is offering free geographic area reports that go beyond what can be found in our Inclusion Directory. Learn more and apply…

Bruchim Bulletin July 2023

Online Gatherings Reimagined — We are currently reimagining our online gatherings, including Bruchim’s Chaverim (“Friends” in Hebrew), special events, and Brave Voices (a six-session pilot program that provided a space for deep sharing). We’ll share details about upcoming programming in our August newsletter. Expect some changes, and new opportunities for Jewish people and interfaith families seeking support, answers…

Get to Know Bruchim! Film + Q&A Zoom Event

When: Thursday, October 6 @ 8:15 p.m. EDT What: Members of Team Bruchim traveled to Atlanta, GA, in August for the 16th Int’l Conference on Child Genital Cutting — and the cameras were rolling! Join us for an engaging 30-minute film capturing exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from the conference and Bruchim’s presentation. Come and learn about…

Bruchim In Atlanta

Sept. 5, 2022 — Members of Bruchim’s leadership team travelled to Atlanta, Georgia, to attend the 16th International Conference on Child Genital Cutting, held from August 27–28. Since 1989, these symposia have convened biennially, when possible, and feature experts across multiple disciplines on the topic of the non-therapeutic genital alteration of children, including experts in law, medicine,…

Novelist Shteyngart, Bruchim’s Buckler Together on Evolve Podcast

July 28, 2022 — New York Times bestselling novelist Gary Shteyngart (Our Country Friends, 2021) and Bruchim’s Max Buckler appear together as guests on Evolve, the podcast of Judaism’s Reconstructionist Movement. Shteyngart and Buckler’s friendship began on social media after Shteyngart published a New Yorkeressay describing his own botched bris. Buckler, a circumcision critic and founding…