Trans Day of Remembrance

November 20, 2022 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Temple Beth El
2702 Arbor Drive
WI 53711

6:00 – 7:00 pm Community Resource Fair
7:00 – 8:00 pm Interfaith Service

JSS is honored to help co-sponsor the Interfaith Trans Day of Remembrance, hosted by Temple Beth El. Our Director of Spiritual Care, Rabbi Renee Bauer will help lead the interfaith memorial service. Please find additional details of the event below:

The Transgender Day of Remembrance is an annual observance honoring the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. We gather to remember, and we will continue to gather until we are all accepted for just being us, human beings. The Temple Beth El community shares this solemn day of remembrance with many interfaith partners and is proud to be the host congregation for this event this year.

Transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith started this tradition in 1999 in memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who had been killed the previous year. It became an annual tradition to honor all transgender people who lost their lives to violence because of who they were.

Please review TBE’s in-person guidelines before attending this event in person.

To view this event on livestream, go to YouTube at