Yom Chamishi, 18 Iyyar 5779
Lag B Omer Thursday, 23 May 2019
Stephen Fry pledges support for Rainbow Jews

World renowned actor and comedian Stephen Fry has tweeted his support for Rainbow Jews, the ground-breaking LGBT oral history project hosted by Liberal Judaism:

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The actor then made a very generous donation to Rainbow Jews and left a further message saying: "Good luck and (belated) good yom tov to all: from the libbest liberals to the frummest frummers… x"

Rainbow Jews is seeking to raise funds via online crowdfunding to continue its great work – including an archive and exhibition documenting personal testimonies from British LGBT Jews; exploring the struggles, changes and issues experienced by the community from the 1950s to today.

Stephen tweeted: “You can help save Britain’s pioneering Jewish LGBT history project @RainbowJews from closing down. Donate & RT now.”

Donation can be made until October 14 via http://igg.me/at/rainbowjewslegacy or directly to Liberal Judaism. Rainbow Jews hopes to attract also long-term patrons to support the project and be ambassadors for the cause.

Project manager Surat Shaan Knan said: “We are excited about Stephen Fry’s support urging his six million plus followers to donate to Rainbow Jews. This is really the last chance to save this pioneering oral history initiative, there’s less than a week left - until 14 October.

“We thank everyone who has so generously donated, but more than £3000 is still needed to keep our work for the community going. Please donate whatever you can and help us make it happen!”

For more information on Rainbow Jews go to www.rainbowjews.com