Forgotten Stories of Queer Jewish Ancestors, Washington

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Forgotten Stories of Queer Jewish Ancestors, Washington

June 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

On the eve of Stonewall’s 50th anniversary, this session takes up the teaching that “we were all at Sinai” to explore stories from the Jewish past that can inspire queer Jewish life today. Come discover centuries of hidden history, from a gay brawl in a medieval synagogue to a gender-bending Jewish stowaway in colonial Canada, and from gender transition in a Ukrainian shtetl to gay and lesbian Jewish activists in 1950s America.

Join Tikkun Leil Shabbat and The New Synagogue Project for a magical night of learning in community, beginning with a potluck dinner, followed by choose-your-own adventure workshops and a Shavuot service.

Tikkun Leil Shabbat is an independent, lay-led minyan that meets approximately every third Friday evening for Shabbat services, a teaching from a local social-justice organization (called a dvar tikkun), and a potluck vegetarian dinner. We are a fiercely egalitarian, progressive, inclusive congregation who strives to make the world a better place through a Jewish and social-justice lens.

The New Synagogue Project is creating a spiritual and political home for people bound together by a welcoming and liberatory Judaism. We aim to be a community that is multiracial and intergenerational, including families of all kinds and individuals, interfaith families and fellow travelers, people with a diversity of gender identities and sexualities, and people from a wide range of religious and secular backgrounds and practices.


June 8, 2019
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


St. Stephens and the Incarnation Episcopal Church
1525 Newton St. NW
Washington, DC
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