15 2022

JQT Heritage Month 2022 - Queer Jewish Languages

11:00AM - 12:15PM  

Contact Carmel Tanaka

The 3rd annual JQT Heritage Month is here and JQT Vancouver is excited to partner with The HUC-JIR Jewish Language Project to bring to you QUEER JEWISH LANGUAGES on Sunday, May 15 featuring:

>Eyal Rivlin - Associate Teaching Professor and Director of Hebrew, University of Colorado, Boulder and Co-creator of The Nonbinary Hebrew Project
>Nesi Altaras - an editor of Turkish Avlaremoz and Ladino revivificationist in Montreal
>Faith Jones - a librarian, translator, and researcher of Yiddish culture in Vancouver
>Grace Elizabeth Dy and Ellen Perleberg - co-principal investigators of “Yallah Y’all: The Development and Acceptance of Queer Jewish Language in Seattle”
>Yosef Jay Nemanpour - a Persian-Iranian graduate intern at JQ International in Los Angeles
>Moderated by Carmel Tanaka - Founder & Executive Director of JQT Vancouver

Participants will enjoy a 40-min panel discussion on how each of our guests are ‘queering’ their respective Jewish languages, followed by a 20-min mini lesson with a guest of their choosing to learn a few queer Jewish terms and/or grammar!

Accessibility: The panel will be recorded and posted to JQT's Facebook and YouTube channels with closed captioning by the end of May. Materials shared during the breakout sessions will be made available here also at the end of May:

Free registration or by donation:


The HUC-JIR Jewish Language Project promotes research on, awareness about, and engagement surrounding the many languages spoken and written by Jews throughout history and around the world.

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

JQT’s work takes place in Vancouver, BC on the traditional and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sə̓lílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples