How recognizing LGBT Jewish identities and ritual practice enriches the entire Jewish community

Ritual Reconstructed is a collaborative project funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council. The project is a partnership between Liberal Judaism and several universities to work with London-based Jewish lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex communities to explore faith rituals which combine both Jewish and LGBTQI identities.

We’re working with film, performance, installation and narrative storytelling to look at the ways in which Jewish LGBTQI people engage in religious and community life.

We are also working with Rabbis, philosophers and theologians to enable us to explore the importance of  ‘queering’ text and to think about how we can challenging hetero-normative assumptions about what it means to be a ‘good Jew’. The aim of the project is not only to demonstrate the richness, pride and imagination LGBTQI Jews bring to ritual practice, but also to show the importance of inclusive religious identities. Read More