Rainbow Jews

Collage of colour images from Rainbow Jews Archive • Liberal Judaism

Rainbow Jews is an archiving project by Liberal Judaism, and held at the London Metropolitan Archive. Launched in October 2012, Rainbow Jews is a pioneering project that records and showcases Jewish lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) history from the 1950s to today. It captures the voices and experiences of Jewish LGBT people in the UK through oral histories and archive creation.

Archive Description

The Rainbow Jews collection includes the oral histories, transcripts and photographs documenting LBGT Jewish history from the 1950’s until the present days. It is part of an set of projects undertaken by Liberal Judaism, including Rainbow Jews, Twilight People and Rainbow Pilgrims projects.

It was supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and includes over 35 oral histories and testimonies, as well as photographs of the participants as well as material donated to the project.

Access Information

The archive is held at the London Metropolitan Archive, and access information can be found on their page.

Digital Accessibility

Parts of the archive are available online at the project’s website, including video interviews with participants.

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