LGBTQ+ Interfaith Sukkot (Chicago)
October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDTFree
This Sukkot, Mishkan, Keshet and 18Doors invites all LGBTQ+ folks, interfaith couples and our friends to experience the holiday of Sukkot together in Lakeview. There will be snacks, conversation, celebration of our Queer Jewish ancestors, and opportunities to connect as a couple and community.
From its origins, Sukkot is a harvest festival that commemorates the memory of the Israelites seeking shelter in temporary huts while wandering in the desert after the Exodus from Egypt. Today we celebrate by spending time enjoying food, recognizing the people who came before us and giving gratitude in a temporary structure called a sukkah.
Questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to Tani at firstname.lastname@example.org!
We take everyone’s health, safety, and comfort seriously. All adult event participants must be fully vaccinated. Please see the registration page for more details.
Meet Tani Prell
Tani is dedicated to fostering inclusive Jewish spaces. As the Chicago Community Director, she loves partnering with couples, families, and individuals to bring sparks of Jewish joy into their lives. Tani’s career has been centered on education, Judaism, and the arts, with a commitment to inclusion and belonging present throughout. In her spare time Tani enjoys spending time with her partner, Charles, and her cat, Winston. They are a family of sci-fi enthusiasts, Chicago outdoor brunch connoisseurs, and lovers of all things art.
Meet Jackie Maris
Jackie is a queer, South African Pisces with a love for education and community-building. She has worn various facilitator hats as a madricha (summer camp leader) and Rosh Chinuch (Head of Education) with Netzer, as a Hebrew school teacher at Temple Israel in Cape Town, and as Co-Chair of the Limmud Conference in Johannesburg. She brings these experiences together in her current role at Keshet as their Chicago Education & Training Manager. When she’s not working, Jackie serves on the board of Tapestry (a chamber choir in NYC), volunteers with Midwest Books to Prisoners (mailing books to incarcerated folks), and collects zines on Etsy.
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