Record numbers attend EUPJ Biennial Conference

18 April 2016 A record number of delegates took part in the 2016 European Union for Progressive Judaism (EUPJ) Biennial Conference. Held in London from April 14-17, the event was attended by more than 350 people from 29 countries, including 86 rabbis and student rabbis. The conference was an opportunity … Read More

I’m an out and proud trans Jew – others aren’t so lucky

Surat-Shaan Knan, Twilight People Project Manager 30 March 2016 The Jewish News Tomorrow sees Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) take place, the annual day to show your support for the trans community. It aims to bring attention to the accomplishments of trans people around the globe, while fighting transphobia and … Read More

Twilight People announces Trans* and Faith Symposium

22 March 2016 Liberal Judaism warmly invites its members to attend the Twilight People Trans* and Faith Symposium at the University of Warwick on Thursday May 5 from 9am until 5pm. The event is open to all and participation is FREE of charge. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. The … Read More

LJ’s Surat-Shaan named as LGBTQI+ role model

15 February 2016 Liberal Judaism’s Surat-Shaan Knan has been selected as a Stonewall ‘role model’ for LGBT History Month. Celebrated every February, the aim of the month is to celebrate the lives and achievements of lesbian, gay, bi and trans people from the past and present. The theme this year … Read More

Observing Transgender Day of Remembrance

Surat-Shaan Knan and Janet Darley

19 November 2015 Surat-Shaan Knan, a UK trans activist and founder of Liberal Judaism’s pioneering project Twilight People, urges rabbis and community leaders to include Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) observance in their Shabbat services. The TDoR is commemorated annually on 20 November, Surat-Shaan appeals to rabbis and service-leaders to light … Read More

Stonewall select leading Liberal Jewish campaigner for new trans advisory group

22 October 2015 Liberal Judaism’s Rainbow Jews and Twilight People project manager Surat-Shaan Knan has joined Stonewall’s new Trans Advisory Group.The group will support the integration of trans equality across all of Stonewall’s campaigns and programmes. It was put together following an extensive application and recruitment process.Members reflect a diverse range … Read More

Twilight People on the radio

October 19 2015 Liberal Judaism’s pioneering project Twilight People: Stories of Faith and Gender Beyond the Binary is set to be featured on the radio. Twilight People founder Surat-Shaan Knan will appear on the Under the Rainbow show on Pure 107.8fm. Under the Rainbow is the weekly radio programme for … Read More

‘An empowering and unforgettable summer’

Surat-Shaan Knan 1 September 2015 Twilight People project manager Surat-Shaan Knan reports back after having spread the word about Liberal Judaism’s pioneering LGBT+ work at two global gatherings: This summer, I was invited to attend two major international events – Gender Odyssey and Eighteen:22. Gender Odyssey is an international conference, … Read More