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Blessings for Gender Transitioning

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Blessings for Gender Transitioning By Rabbi Elliot Rose Kukla The first blessing refers to God as the “Transforming One”—”Ha’Ma’avir”—sharing the root of the word Ivrim (Hebrews). Jews are Ivrim—the “crossing over” people—because we “crossed over” the Jordan River…

Through a Queer Lens: Portraits of LGBTQ Jews

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The Through a Queer Lens: Portraits of LGBTQ Jews exhibition is the result of a unique collaboration between Black Queer artist Ajamu and Trans activist Surat-Shaan Knan, and grew out of the landmark Rainbow Jews project which documented Jewish…

Support Groups

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Many of the people that we have met on the Ritual Reconstructed journey have recommended organisations and other groups that may be of interest. They are listed below. Gendered Intelligence http://genderedintelligence.co.uk/ Hot Salt Beef         …

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Thank you to all those that attended the recent film screenings at the University of Portsmouth and Buckinghamshire New University. The films are now available in the members Digital Hub. Available videos which you can access are the…

Ritual Reconstructed research documentary to be screened at Bucks New University for LGBT History Month

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Ritual Reconstructed research documentary to be screened at Bucks New University for LGBT History Month A documentary filmed as part of the year-long research project Ritual Reconstructed, which used the medium of film, performance and storytelling to look…

Ritual Reconstructed End of Project Films

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Celebrating LGBTHM 2016 Sign up and become a member to watch the films of the full 2015 documentary on LGBTQI people of faith:  “Ritual Reconstructed: reconfiguring “places” of spirituality & identity” – directed and produced by Searle Kochberg,  University of…

Spectacular Diversity Showcase

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THE CULMINATION of a year-long research project, Ritual Reconstructed, saw rabbis, artists, film-makers and playwrights participate in an interactive bricolage “happening” of ritual objects, photographs, poetry, drama, storytelling and rabbinic dialogue. Taking place at JW3, the event explored…

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Rituals Reconstructed; a personal commentary on my involvement in this project.

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If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive. ( Audre Lorde, black lesbian -feminist poet and activist) Describing  my involvement in this project Ritual Reconstructed  is…

Ritual Reconstructed Showcase Event

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On November 24, 2015, at London’s “JW3”  The Jewish Community Centre – a year long Jewish Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning and Intersex (LGBTQI) research project culminated in a bricolage “showcase” which incorporated ritual objects, photographs, Jewish storytelling,…