We are in the midst of launching our North American Jewrotica Kickoff Tour and the testimonials are already pouring in!

The Jewrotica event “Evening of Jewrotica: Bedside Reading” was awesome. As Master of Confessions, I got to read the deepest, darkest secrets of people in the room out loud… It was scintillating, titillating, and – yes – even educational!

Sam S., Young Professional in the Austin Area

What an incredible night Jewrotica was!!!! There was this fantastic moment, in a sea of Jews of all sexualities, ages, backgrounds and denominations, that I realized we were all in this together! I hope that there are many more events coming to Austin soon!

Brandon Poland, Award-Winning Jewish Drag Queen

You may not tell your mom that you’re going to a live Jewrotica reading (or whatever clever name you will dub these events) but you will tell your friends. However, both would be jealous if they find out that they missed it.

I think it will only be a matter of time before Jewrotica helps us reclaim the term “Dirty Jew” the way rap music has done for “The ‘N’ Word.” I know I am now proud to be a Dirty Jew!

Ozzy Zion Nelson, Former Hillel JCSC Fellow and Quizmaster at Geeks Who Drink

The people behind Jewrotica are quite quality! I have confidence that any project these folks take on will be equally quality.

Rabbi Drew Kaplan, Chaplain at Long Beach Hillels

Such an amazing experience! The Sarah Lawrence Jewrotica workshop was more than I could have ever expected – a comfortable, safe, sultry environment where participants clearly felt good about sharing or listening to each other’s intimate experiences and relating them to sexy stories from the Torah. From the moment the workshop began, Ayo had a sweet presence that was kinetic and spread around the room; her storytelling abilities had everyone enraptured and made the conversation topics relatable, fun, and relevant. By the end, we were sharing our (anonymously written) confessions and giving the person next to us short shoulder rubs after having received permission to do so – demonstrating the massive level of trust and love established at a two hour workshop about the sometimes loaded topics of Judaism and sexuality.

Melanie Beaudette, Freelance writer in Brooklyn, NY

Jewrotica is a great way to ask interesting questions about the interplay between sensuality and Jewish wisdom. Check it out.

Marcus J. Freed, Educator, Innovator, Author and Yoga Instructor in Los Angeles, CA

At Jewrotica’s Evening of Bedside Readings, students declaimed monologues on sexual encounters that had a Jewish twist. At Columbia/Barnard Hillel, the speakers pushed their own boundaries by performing a range of explicit narratives that challenged how the audience thought of the relationship to Judaism and sex. During the speakers’ preparation, the arguments about which narratives would be appropriate forced students to take a stand and voice their opinion on their own beliefs about Judaism and sex. These conversations allowed students to make connections where there is normally a separation. The performance then allowed some of these conversations to flow over into the general population who attended, where the audience continued these conversations post performance. Overall, Jewrotica was a successful night that challenged people’s opinions about sex and Judaism, as well as brought buzz to Columbia/Barnard Hillel.

Engagement Coordinator at Columbia University / Barnard Hillel

Jewrotica is awesome. It expands the mind and for people who were raised with narrow views on sexuality. Whether you are Jewish or not, or in different sects of Judaism like Orthodox, Conservative or Reform, no matter what your background or where you’re from, Jewrotica gets you to see Judaism and how it relates to sexuality in new ways. I really appreciate Ayo being here and helping us learn different ways to connect with our sexuality.

Valerie Steinfield, Young Professional in Southern California
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