28 2022

JQT Heritage Month 2022 - Bridging Water Rituals

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Contact Carmel Tanaka

JQT Vancouver, Queer Mikveh Project, and Edot Midwest invite you to a virtual mikveh in celebration of the 3rd annual JQT Heritage Month!

We will come together for accessible embodied practice, music & song, poetry, and creative celebration of queer Jewishness through ritual water immersion. Folks can join from their bathtub or with a cup of tea or vessel of water to drink in your mikveh. This event will be ASL interpreted and captioned, so as to make it as accessible as possible for all members of our communities.

Donations from registration will flow to support JQT Vancouver programming and will be matched to the following organizations focused on water rights: 1) Water First; 2) Stop Line 3. Suggested donation is sliding scale $5-50.

Free registration or by donation:

Previous virtual mikveh events have drawn over 200 international registrants from Australia, UK, Germany, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Hawaii and throughout Turtle Island. We had collaborators lead us in song, share a creative land acknowledgement, perform poetry, lead us in a somatic exercise, and a meditation that included reflection and intention-setting. We then recited the mikveh blessing together. Attendees and collaborators were able to perform this ritual in whatever way felt right for them. Looking forward to seeing you for our JQT Heritage Month edition!


Queer Mikveh Project (@QueerMikvehProject) is a participatory art and ritual experience, an in-process documentary, and method of community care. We are revisioning what Jewish practice looks and feels like. We organize Queer Mikveh gathering spaces for us to honor the healing powers of water and its impact on our individual and collective bodies. Our kavannah, our intention is to reawaken the practice of mikveh for Queer Jews as a living liberation praxis; our values are to heal from assimilation and white supremacy by renewing Judaism through relevant embodied rituals and art, and their integration with social justice work. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @queermikvehproject

Edot Midwest Jewish Regional Diversity & Racial Justice Collaborative is a JOC-led organization that works to end the effects of systemic racism in Jewish communities. We amplify and engage JOCs as leaders, and collaborate with organizations locally and nationally.

JQT Vancouver is a volunteer run Jewish Queer and Trans non-profit dedicated to ‘queering’ Jewish spaces and ‘Jew-ifying’ queer spaces.

Our event takes place across many lands: Vancouver, BC on the traditional and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sə̓lílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples; Minnesota on Anishinaabe and Dakota lands; North Texas on Hasinai land; the village of the Steh Chass people of the Squaxin Island Tribe in Olympia, Washington; and in the Chūgoku Mountains and Ōtagawa river in Hiroshima, Japan.