Yom Rivii, 21 Tammuz 5779
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Rainbow Jews seeks funding to continue ground-breaking work

22nd August 2014

Liberal Judaism’s ground-breaking LGBT history project Rainbow Jews is looking to raise at least £5,000 via online crowdfunding to continue its great work.

During the last two years, this unique volunteer-led initiative has amassed more than 40 personal testimonies from British LGBT Jews; exploring the struggles, changes and issues experienced by the community from the 1950s to today.

The Rainbow Jews collection, including documents and a digitised oral history, is held at the London Metropolitan Archives.

An exhibition was also created and put on display at the London School of Economics and Liberal Judaism Biennial Weekend earlier this year. The exhibition is now set to tour England, starting in Leicester on August 31 before moving on to Birmingham and Liverpool.

Rainbow Jews Project manager Surat Knan said: “We believe in community spirit and want to keep making a difference. This is why we are asking our friends and supporters to help us continue this legacy.

“We’ve had so much interest in the exhibition from all over the UK, youth groups want us to run sessions and new people have asked us to record their stories – but for all this we need funds.

“Please donate, so we can make sure that our history will not become our past.”

Donation can be made until 22 September via http://igg.me/at/rainbowjewslegacy or directly to Liberal Judaism.