11 May 2015
Liberal Judaism’s new equality and diversity project Ritual Reconstructed has launched an innovative and interactive website: http://ritualreconstructed.com/
Jewish people who identify as LGBTQI, and the wider audience, are invited to sign up to get access to exclusive film and audio footage, as well as other research and documentary materials.
Ritual Reconstructed works with film, performance, installation and storytelling and looks at the ways in which Jewish people who identify as LGBTQI engage in religious and community life. It aims to find out how being LGBTQI has influenced, shaped or changed Jewish faith rituals and how our Jewish selves have influenced LGBTQI rituals.
Surat-Shaan Knan, who also runs Liberal Judaism’s Twilight People project, serves as the community coordinator.
Surat says: “It’s fantastic to see that the interest in being part of a documentary and research initiatives has grown so much. People from all walks of life have joined our film team, focus groups and events. The website has a members area which enables us to create a safe space and a sense of community. Please join us, sign up online.”
Ritual Reconstructed is funded by AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) and led by BUCKS University in partnership with Liberal Judaism.