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Liberal Judaism joins prestigious research and documentary film project

February 25th 2014

Liberal Judaism is proud to be part of Ritual Reconstructed - a collaborative project which involves working with London-based Jewish Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) communities to explore faith rituals which combine both Jewish and LGBTQI identities.

The project is a collaboration between Liberal Judaism/Rainbow Jews, Buckinghamshire New University, Coventry University and the University of Portsmouth. Funding has been awarded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Ritual Reconstructed will use film, performance, installation and storytelling to look at the ways in which Jewish people who identify as LGBTQI engage in religious and community life.

Ritual Reconstructed are interested in finding out how being LGBTQI has influenced, shaped or changed Jewish faith rituals and how our Jewish selves have influenced LGBTQI rituals. Anyone who is over 18 and identifies as Jewish and LGBTQI or an ally can get involved. To take part, please email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Twilight People and Rainbow Jews project manager Surat Shaan Knan, who is a key organiser for Ritual Reconstructed, told the Jewish News: “The Ritual Reconstructed project follows on from Rainbow Jews exploring how LGBTQI Jews today feel about their community, how we express our intersecting identities, and how we can work towards greater equality and inclusion.

“We do great things, but it’s always better when many Jews do them together. So, I hope many LGBTQI Jews and allies will join us – we have some really exciting activities lined up!”

To read the full Jewish News article, go to http://www.jewishnews.co.uk/ritual-reconstructed-exploring-lgbtqi-faith-rituals/