JERICHO
VINCENT

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Jericho Vincent is a spiritual entrepreneur. The founder of Temple of the Stranger, an emerging alternative mystical community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, executive director of Shuva, an organization that shares Jewish ancestral perspectives on restorative justice, and initiator of various spiritual experiments, they also teach Torah on Instagram @thealef and as a guest of various synagogues and organizations, write personal and spiritual essays that have appeared in The New York Times, The Daily Beast, and The Cut, and conduct life cycle rituals. 

 

Raised in an ultra-Orthodox rabbinical home, Jericho learned from Buddhist, Sufi, and atheist communities before returning to Judaism to excavate timely wisdom from their family’s ancient traditions. Jericho is the author of the memoir Cut Me Loose. They have been named to the Jewish Week’s 36 Under 36 and to The Forward’s Forward 50 for their work. Jericho holds a master's degree in Public Policy from Harvard University, where they were a Pforzheimer Fellow. Trained as an IFS coach, they are currently a Wexner Fellow, a member of the ROI community, a member of the Trans Halacha Project’s Teshuva Writing Collective, and a rabbinical candidate. They are constitutionally incapable of turning down an offer of babka.

God-encounter is possible wherever we stand. there is always a path forward to goodness.

News

  • Jericho is selected as a fellow at the Center for Rabbinic Innovation. (July 2022)
  • Jericho speaks about writing and parenting on the Here to Save You podcast. (July 2022)
  • Jericho offers a public workshop on the Radical I'm Sorry. (June 2022)
  • Jericho teaches a class on Isaiah and Queer and Urgent Prophecy for Judaism Unbound's Shavout Live. Watch here. (June 2022)
  • Jericho's personal essay, Let Me Tell You a Joke, is published by Ayin Press. (May 2022)
  • Jericho is selected to participate in the Wexner Summit on Climate Change (May 2022)
  • Jericho is selected to participate in the Schusterman Family Foundation's ROI Summit (May 2022)
  • Jericho teaches an online course on "Queer and Present Prophesy" with the UnYeshiva. (April 2022)
  • Jericho teaches GenderQueer Torah at Romemu Brooklyn's Queer Kehila. (April 2022)
  • Jericho appears on an online panel discussing the future of Jewish feminism at the Jewish Feminist Academy. (April 2022)
  • Jericho's perspective on Radical Monogamy is shared in Vice Magazine. (March 2022)
  • Jericho co-facilitates a workshop titled "Is Monogamy Dead? A Jewish Lens on Sex, Love, and Relationships" for Romemu Brooklyn.  (February 2021)
  • Jericho presents at Beit Toratah, sharing their Toratah tefillin-- the first of their kind. (February 2021)
  • Jericho's story is featured by Humans of New York. JTA covered the story. (November 2021)
  • Jericho co-leads an "All Parts and All People Welcome" Friday night service at the IFS conference, alongside colleague Yoel Sykes. (October 2021)
  • Rami Efal interviews Jericho on the Jewish Ancestral Wisdom Podcast. (September 2021)
  • Jericho offered a prayerful exploration of atonement and amends at Kol Hai (September 2021)
  • Lilith Magazine publishes Jericho's Instagram Essay, Tikkun for the Moon. Check it out on Instagram @lilithmagazine (August 2021)
  • Jericho presents "Tikkun for the Moon" as a grantee of Word: Bruce Geller Memorial Prize. (August 2021)
  • Jericho delivers a sermon for Trans Pride Shabbat at CBST, the largest LGBTQ synagogue in the world.  (June 2021)
  • Jericho's genderqueer theology is profiled in Jewish Boston. June 2021)
  • Jericho's reflections on a changing rabbinate are featured in Tablet Magazine. (June 2021)
  • Jericho is awarded a Word: Bruce Geller Memorial Prize for their visual essay on the lost feminine-centric practices of ancient Jews. (June 2021)
  • Jericho is awarded a Wexner Fellowship. (April 2021)
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News

  • Jericho will co-lead an "All Parts and All People Welcome" Friday night service at the IFS conference, alongside colleague Yoel Sykes. (October 2021)
  • Rami Efal interviews Jericho on the Jewish Ancestral Wisdom Podcast. (September 2021)
  • Jericho offered a prayerful exploration of atonement and amends at Kol Hai (September 2021)
  • Lilith Magazine publishes Jericho's Instagram Essay, Tikkun for the Moon. Check it out on Instagram @lilithmagazine (August 2021)
  • Jericho presents "Tikkun for the Moon" as a grantee of Word: Bruce Geller Memorial Prize. (August 2021)
  • Jericho delivers a sermon for Trans Pride Shabbat at CBST, the largest LGBTQ synagogue in the world.  (June 2021)
  • Jericho's genderqueer theology is profiled in Jewish Boston. June 2021)
  • Jericho's reflections on a changing rabbinate are featured in Tablet Magazine. (June 2021)
  • Jericho is awarded a Word: Bruce Geller Memorial Prize for their visual essay on the lost feminine-centric practices of ancient Jews. (June 2021)
  • Jericho is awarded a Wexner Fellowship. (April 2021)

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