OneTable Live | Book Club with Jew­ish Book Council

Friday, July 24, 2020


Join Jew­ish Book Coun­cil and OneTable for a pre-Shab­bat hap­py hour to end your week and kick off Shab­bat. We’ll meet at 5pm ET (while you get your Shab­bat din­ner cookin’/ordered) for a con­ver­sa­tion with the author, dis­cussing Shab­bat expe­ri­ences, mem­o­ries, and tra­di­tions along with their lat­est book! Whether you were a camp kid or not, join us in cel­e­brat­ing Shab­bat in the spir­it of sum­mer camp all month long.

In The New Queer Con­science, LGBTQIA+ activist Adam Eli argues the urgent need for queer respon­si­bil­i­ty — that queers any­where are respon­si­ble for queers every­where. Pock­et Change Col­lec­tive is a series of small books with big ideas from today’s lead­ing activists and artists. In this install­ment, The New Queer Con­science, Voices4 Founder and LGBTQIA+ activist Adam Eli offers a can­did and com­pas­sion­ate intro­duc­tion to queer respon­si­bil­i­ty. Eli calls on his Jew­ish faith to under­line how kind­ness and sup­port with­in the queer com­mu­ni­ty can lead to a stronger glob­al con­scious­ness. More impor­tant­ly, he reas­sures us that we’re not alone. In fact, we nev­er were. Because if you mess with one queer, you mess with us all. 

Adam Eli is a com­mu­ni­ty orga­niz­er and author based in New York City. His first book, The New Queer Con­science, was pub­lished on June 2nd, 2020 by Pen­guin Teen. He is the founder of inter­na­tion­al activist group Voices4 and the edi­tor-in-chief of a zine about glob­al gen­der equal­i­ty pro­duced by Guc­ci and Chime for Change. He was named one of the 100 most influ­en­tial queer peo­ple in the world by OUT Mag­a­zine and firm­ly believes that queer peo­ple any­where are respon­si­ble for queer peo­ple everywhere.