Keshet UK co-chair Alma Reisel debates the famous passage in Leviticus TONIGHT, Tuesday 3rd June as part of NNLS Tikkun Leil Shavuot, 11.15pm at New North London Synagogue, 80 East End Road, London N3 2SY.
Moishe House, in Partnership with Keshet UK and the Embassy of Israel are delighted to present:
FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER WITH GIL HOVAV
Come and enjoy Friday night with Gil Hovav. Israel's leading culinary journalist and television personality. Gil himself, with his illustrious career in journalism, television and as an author, has played a major role in the revival of Israeli cuisine and the change Israel has undergone in recent years, from a country of basic traditional foods into a "gourmet nation".Gil has lectured around the world, including at Limmud in the UK, the US, Russia, Canada and Australia, about "Wartime Cooking in Jerusalem", "My great (and short) grand father Eliezer Ben Yehuda" and "Being Gay in Israel Today", and leads cooking demonstrations and seminars focusing on Israeli cuisine, combined with his unique personal stories.
Time: Friday 13th June, 7.30pm
Dinner: Please bring a vegetarian dish to share
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Jewish LGBT organisations will be marching together on Saturday 28th June. Please join us at the corner of Dorset Street and Baker Street at 12.15pm.
Please note: here will be no pan-communal T-shirt for the Jewish LGBT groups this year. Remembering that the theme is 'Freedom to...' please ensure you speak to your preferred group and decide what to wear between you.
JGLG kicks off Pride Celebrations with the Annual JGLG/BKY Pride Chavurah hosted this year by West London Synagogue on Friday 27th June. The evening will start at 7pm with a joint Kiddush in Goldsmid Hall followed at 7.15pm by the Pride Shabbat Service in the Sanctuary led by various LGBT Rabbis including Rabbi David Mitchell, Rabbi Anna Gerrard, Rabbi Ariel Friedlander, Rabbi Mark Solomon, Rabbi Elli Tikvah Sarah, Rabbi Sheila Shulman, Rabbi Indigo J Raphael and hopefully many more including of course Rabbi Lionel Blue. We will be celebrating 25 years since the first out lesbian rabbis – Sheila and Elli – were ordained and we’re delighted they will be with us and sharing some of their memories. At 8.30pm there will be a Bring and share dinner in the Samson Family Concourse followed by the fabulous lesbian comedian Jen Brister and the London Gay Men’s Chorus!
A MESSAGE FROM THE JEWISH NEWS:
Jewish News are very excited to announce the launch of a brand new online section dedicated to the J-LGBT community. As a paper we strive to reflect and celebrate all segments of the UK Jewish community, which is why we're committed to making this important step. Going live a week before Pride on the 21st June, the section will contain J-LGBT news, opinion, interviews and blogs.
This is YOUR platform, to use to inform members of the Jewish and wider community about what you're doing and the issues that affect you. We really hope you'll enjoy it and be a part of it - which is where you come in!
This is an invite to all Keshet UK members to write something for the section. Do you have a unique story to tell? Is there an opinion you want to put forward? We're looking for everything from blogs about personal journeys around LGBT & Jewish identity (no matter how religious or secular), to opinion pieces about equality within the community and beyond.
Please get in touch with Online Editor Sophie Eastaugh - email@example.com
We're looking forward to hearing from you!
A message from our affiliate group Rainbow Jews:
We are looking to bring the ground-breaking Rainbow Jews Exhibition to Leicester for Pride 2014, and we need your help to make it possible.
Launched in October 2012, Rainbow Jews is a pioneering project that records and showcases Jewish lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) history from the 1950s to today. For the first time in British history, it captures the voices and experiences of Jewish LGBT people in the UK through oral histories and archive creation.The launch exhibition was very successfully held at the London School of Economics earlier this year.
Leicester has a small but vibrant Jewish community, and a number of local Jewish LGBT pioneers are featured in the Rainbow Jews story - hence there is a very special connection.The LGBT Centre Leicester has kindly offered to host the exhibition and related events such as film screenings, Q&A and a smashing cake reception for Leicester Pride month this year.
For more information on how you can support us, please visit our Crowdfunder page.
NEWS JUST IN FROM YOUNG JEWISH LGBT+!
Young Jewish LGBT+ has secured funding for a residential weekend 12-14 December 2014 at a kosher venue just outside London. The residential is open to all LGBT+ identified young people between the ages of 16-22. The residential is highly subsidised so the cost to young people will be £40 to include all food, accommodation and coach travel from North London. Travel subsidies to London will also be available. Please publicise this to people who may be interested and ask them to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also looking to recruit more volunteer LGBT youth leaders who would like to be part of this new and exciting project. Contact Karen at email@example.com for more information.
Other Pride Events
GAY JEWS IN LONDON is proud to sponsor the TEL AVIV PRIDE KICKOFF PARTY
Join gay Jews from around the world at Hebro's first ever international Tel Aviv Pride Kickoff Party!
This party is open to all and there is no cover!
Wednesday June 11 at 9pm
Evita Dance Bar - אויטה בר
31 Yavne Street, Tel Aviv, Israel
EXODAYS, is an international event for LGBT Jews during Amsterdam Gay Pride (1-3 of August 2014). We offer a weekend full of amazing food, flirting, dancing and the absolute highlight of Amsterdam Gay Pride: the world famous Pride Parade (2nd of august). As you might know, the Pride Parade is held on the Amsterdam’s celebrated canals with extravagant boats taking the place of traditional floats. Every year there are approximately 80 theme boats. At Amsterdam Gay Pride 2014 one of them will be… Jewish. Ours! All participants of EXODAYS are invited on our boat. Please have a look at our website www.exodays.net or look us up on Facebook.