Shel Maala: An Anti-Zionist Queer Yeshiva with Binya Kóatz & Rabbi Xava De Cordova

Binya Kóatz is a talmud teacher and standup comedian, trying to be radical and funny wherever she goes. She helped start Shel Maala, an online Queer anti-zionist Yeshiva, and has performed and taught in cities across North America.

Rabbi Xava De Cordova is a disabled, Sefradi, Mizraxi trans woman and co-host of the world's first Queer Talmud podcast, "Xai, how are you?". She is a long-time SVARA-style Talmud learner and SVARA teaching kollel fellow who got her start as a teacher by creating Beit Midrash Behind Bars, an organization that facilitated Jewish learning opportunities for incarcerated people in Washington State. She is also the co-founder of Shel Maala, an online-first queer yeshiva.

Hadar Cohen is an Arab Jewish scholar, mystic and artist. She teaches spirituality and Jewish mysticism at Malchut, a spiritual skill building school teaching direct experience of God. Hadar is a Jewish mystic who builds decolonial frameworks to worship God. Hadar is an artist weaving the spiritual with the political through the artistic mediums of performance, movement, writing, weaving, sound, and ritual. To learn more about Hadar, visit // @hadarcohen32 To study at her mystical school, check out Subscribe to her Substack to stay tuned to latest episodes and offerings