UK: First ever LGBT Mitzah Day

A South Woodford synagogue in North East London will host the first ever Mitzvah Day event with an LGBT focus, supported by Keshet UK.
Woodford Liberal Synagogue Rabbi Richard Jacobi.

Woodford Liberal’s Rabbi Richard Jacobi.

On Mitzvah Day weekend – November 26 and 27 – residents and members of the congregation will attend Woodford Liberal Synagogue, in Marlborough Road, dressed in rainbow colours for a special service.

The unique event will be to support Keshet UK, a Jewish charity which promotes education and aims to eliminate discrimination of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Jews.

The service will also include liberal Judaism’s Twilight People prayer, to honour the Transgender Day of Remembrance, which occurs on November 20.

Joint headteacher at the synagogue’s religion school Candy Parfitt said: “Our community will be using Mitzvah Day as a wonderful opportunity to celebrate inclusion.

“We will be highlighting the things that make us different are beautiful, and can bring us together, when we take the time to learn about each other.”

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