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Jews in SPACE(hey)

 In terms of the forum title from Super Mensch Mel Brooks (it's a bit from History of the World pt. I)  .


Seeking fellow Jewish people of all flavors. I was raised in a USCJ Conservative congregation but as an adult I lean Reform/Reconstructionist approach.  And I am not that observant but used to go to schul a few times a through the year outside of High Holidays. Currently seeking some guidance preferably by a Queer and/or Female Rabbi.

Let's kibbitz!


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Reply by Blayke Rose

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fellow Jew here. L'chaim! <3


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Reply by SusieQ84

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Well, hello! I wasn't sure whether this topic would get views or replies because of antisemitism being on the rise but I'm glad there is someone out here like me. L'chiam!


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Reply by Katie

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Black and Jewish here, was raised Orthodox now reform. 


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Reply by ♡7 evil blah blah♡

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shalom!


i was raised in a secular family but joined a reform synagogue in late 2018 <3


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Reply by SusieQ84

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Hello! Nice to meet you!


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Reply by Anda

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Shalom! Nice to meet you all :)


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Reply by SusieQ84

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Hello, Anda!


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Reply by Rei

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Hi, Reform/Reconstructionist here!


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Reply by Anda

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The more the merrier!


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Reply by SusieQ84

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Anybody got plans for Purim? It would be cool if I could find a Magilla reading on a zoom or a Facebook live or something. Not sure whether I'll dress up or anything but still something to do.


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Reply by Bella/Ruben

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Hi, I finished converting novemeber last year! 


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Reply by Rei

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I haven't seen a whole lot popping up with regards to Purim, but I might not be looking in the right places...

I would've thought that Jewish Live would have something, too.

I found this (registration required): https://tcjewfolk.com/event/purim-party/ . But that's all I have so far.


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Reply by SusieQ84

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Thanks, Rei, for that link I'll go check it out! And welcome, Bella! Mazal Tov on your conversion!


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Reply by Anda

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I can't get used to virtual meetings. It's too stressful and I don't do them when I don't really have to. Before the pandemic I used to go to Moishe House. But I don't think I can participate in the virtual lecture this year. It would make me too anxious.


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Reply by Rei

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Totally understandable! Our congregation meets virtually, and I have to turn the camera off to feel comfortable. But then they do these "break-out rooms"... that's rough on the anxiety.

I feel like it's hardest when you don't know the people very well. You're all sort of sitting there, staring blankly at the screen.


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Reply by SusieQ84

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I haven't tried to attend any virtual services yet. I left the schul I grew up in because the Rabbi was a scumbag and yet he is still employed for another 5.5 years per the contract.


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Reply by Anda

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It's good to know I'm not alone 


In the end it seems that my friend from Israel is going to throw a secret party to celebrate Purim.


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Reply by SusieQ84

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A lot of the people in my weekly knitting group are Jewish and since Purim is on the 26th we are going to have a festive evening on the 25th with drinking and groggers.


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Reply by TinyHogHaver69

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Secularish/ethnic jew here! :) Glad to have found this thread.


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Reply by SusieQ84

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Welcome! Do people have plans to gather for Passover? Not that I want to think about it. (I don't clean my house for it). I will have my second dose of the Moderna vaccine on 26th so I don't know how I will be feeling come seder.


This year is flying by!


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Reply by moony

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hi i am alzo a jew!! i conzider myzelf to be more modox than anything haha :D b"h there are more of uz


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Reply by SusieQ84

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Hi, Moony!


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Reply by SusieQ84

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Hey everyone, should I shift this to Groups?


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Reply by SusieQ84

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Wishing you all a Shana Tova! A happy and healthy, peaceful and prosperous 5782!


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Reply by Rei

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You too! It's good to be firmly into 5782...


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Reply by 【dakota】

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shalom everyone :)


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Reply by Todd Ianuzzi

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I was raised Reform Jewish and went to temple, NFTY, and URJ camp but have been pretty much nonpracticing for years (aside from fasting on Yom Kippur when I want to)


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Reply by rhubarb

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hi! i was raised in a chabad community. my household was never strict though, my parents only became orthodox around my bat mitzvah and none of my other family are orthodox. i want to get into reconstructionism, humanism, and judaism-informed communalism as well :3


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Reply by SusieQ84

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Welcome, rhubarb!


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Reply by SusieQ84

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Happy Hanukkah peeps! Hope everyone has enjoyed the holiday with some latkes and candlelighting!


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