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December 10, 2020
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 am, repeating until December 17, 2020

Hanukkah Hotties

Celebrate Hanukkah – the Jewish Festival of Lights – coast-to-coast with JQT Vancouver and Tribe12 Philadelphia! For the duration of the candles burning, tune in to our livestream every day of the holiday to join our host, JQT’s Carmel Tanaka, light the menorah and schmooze with our invited “Hanukkah Hotties”, all of whom are lighting up their respective parts of the world by queering Jewish space and Jewifying queer space!

Candle lighting times vary due to availability of our guests and time differences around the globe. All livestreams will be recorded and available at facebook.com/jqtvan/videos.


Candle 1 – Kali Spitzer, Indigenous Queer Jewish Photographer | Vancouver

Candle 2 – Stuart B. Meyers, Queer Jewish Performance Artist | New York City

Candle 3 – Davinica Nemtzow, DEI Associate, Tribe12 & Galia Godel, Program Manager, LGBTQ Initiative, JFCS | Philadelphia

Candle 4 – Danielle Selber, Jewish Matchmaker, Tribe 12 | Philadelphia & Kara Laricks, National LGBTQ+ Matchmaker, Three Day Rule | Chicago

Candle 5 – Arya Marvazy, Managing Director, JQ International | Los Angeles

Candle 6 – Angelica Poversky, Queer Non-Binary Russian-Jewish Poet | Vancouver

Candle 7 – Nate Looney, Manager of Racial Justice Initiatives, Avodah | Los Angeles

Candle 8 – Azra Silverstein, Queer Jewish Tarot Reader | Vancouver

Shamash Candle – David Studniberg, Founding Member, Keshet Germany & Curator, Jewish Museum Berlin | Germany

With your host Carmel Tanaka, Founder & Executive Director, JQT Vancouver



Closed captioning of videos will be made available on YouTube post-production (ETA: mid-late December). Thank you for your patience. If you have any questions, please email davinica@tribe12.org.


Presented By

Tribe 12 connects people in their 20s/30s to Jewish life and community in Philadelphia today so they will choose to stay connected tomorrow. Our LGBTQIA+ programming is for anyone who wants to explore the intersectionality of Jewish and queer identities. We invite you to learn about the history and culture of the Leni Lenape people, specifically of the Turtle Clan, and how they have cared for Shackamaxon (known today as “Philadelphia”) for hundreds of generations. Follow us on Facebook @tribe12phl and Instagram @tribe12philly. Learn more at tribe12.org.

JQT VANCOUVER, pronounced “J-cutie”, is dedicated to creating connections and seeking space to celebrate our intersectional identities as Jews of all ages, diverse sexual orientations, as well as gender and sex identities, by queering Jewish space and Jewifying queer space in Vancouver, BC. JQT events take place on the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram: @jqtvan and learn more about us at: www.facebook.com/jqtvan


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