Company name : LIBERAL JEWISH COMMUNITY OF LUXEMBOURG
Activity sector : Other
Company category : SME
Description of the action
We use inclusive, where need be/possible, gender neutral language in our religious services, reforming and questioning our religious traditions where appropriate and/or necessary. During our study sessions, we read and discuss texts by scholars, who give an alternative perspective (e.g. Rabbi Jill Hammer’s feminist story telling as Bible commentary). We promote the sensibilisation to voices, which were not heard or were suppressed earlier in Judaism. We use gender-neutral (equal) requirements for Bney Mitzvah ceremony (as leaders of prayer and Torah readers during the public worship), promote equal access to rituals, encourage girls to experiment with rituals, which were traditionally reserved to boys (e.g. wearing Talit/prayer shawl, Tefilin/phylacteries). We actively encourage the visibility and role models of those oppressed in the past: women, ethnic minorities, LGBTI people etc. In particular, we promote female rabbis and cantors: our adjunct cantor is a woman.
Keywords : Welcoming and socialization
Published on 19 October 2020