Dayenu’s Mardi Gras weekend

March 8, 2009 by J-Wire
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More than 60 members of Australia’s Jewish gay community accompanied the Dayenu float in  Saturday night’s Mardi Gras Parade.

Pic: Tomar Hasson

Pic: Tomar Hasson

Organizer Roy Freeman told J-wire: “Last year two Jewish couples had commitment ceremonies and they were on our float complete with chupah. The response from the crowd was great.”

Also on the Kim Gottlieb designed float was Australian-born gay Rabbi Mark Solomon who travelled from London to join Dayenu.

The weekend started with a special Shabbat dinner attended by 95 guests at the Emanuel Synagogue following a service conducted by Rabbi Paul Jacobson and Rabbi Jacqueline Ninio.

Joan Rivers, the American Jewish comedienne, was a planned guest of honour at the Mardi Gras but Freeman told J-Wire he did not spot her during the evening.


One Response to “Dayenu’s Mardi Gras weekend”
  1. richard joachim says:

    Why celebrate something that is forbidden to Jews? Why not a float dedicated to pork cooks? There are far more important things to occupy Jews than nonsense like this. Jew is as Jew does, by entering this domain, the participants have signaled they are not a part of the Jewish Faith community.

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