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Ritual Reconstructed goes Sukkot

30th September 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


During the holiday of Sukkot, it’s customary to invite guests ‘ushpizin’ into our homes. We feel blessed that Rabbi Janet Burden has invited Ritual Reconstructed to join her Sukkah (festival hut) at her family home in West London. We will be welcomed by Rabbi Janet’s access course to Judaism and create divine energy together by sharing stories and songs of community, diversity and transformation.

We encourage participants to arrive 30 minutes earlier and help us to decorate the sukkah LGBT-style with rainbow and trans flags and other ritual objects of your choice.

Why not invite your own sacred guests, ushpizin – bring along pictures/texts/posters/ of your personal LGBTQIA icon? Harvey Milk? Kate Bornstein? Rabbi Lionel Blue or Sheila Shulman?… Get creative!

‘The Sukkah reminds Jews of their collective and individual vulnerability—no walls, no guards, and also no high holiday tickets to collect, nothing regulating the gates of entry and access. As one may see out to the stars, so too can anyone see in.’

Please bring along vegetarian food & drinks to share. Rainbow-themed food items especially welcome!

Limited places. Please contact the Community Coordinator for more info or to book your place by 28th September 2015: ritualreconstructed@gmail.com

Please note that this event will be photo-documented and sound recordings may be taken. There will be a assigned spaces for those participants who do not wish to be photographed.

Allergy alert: This home has pets – dog & cat!:)

Photo credit: keshetonline.org

Further resources and inspiration

The sukkah invites the Jewish community to effect change in the way it treats all people. This may include those to whom Jewish institutions may be blind – singles, gays, lesbians, transgender people, the unengaged, the elderly, newcomers and the marginalized (as well as a whole host of other community members with special needs). These “outsiders” may already be in synagogues, quiet and in the back, but on Sukkot, Jews are commanded to welcome them as guests. Those on the outside are invited inside and welcomed to join the community in sisterhood and fellowship



30th September 2015
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Ritual Reconstructed
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