A Queer Nigun Project with Rena Branson

A Queer Nigun Project with Rena Branson

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Laurelhurst Park

SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd & Stark St

Portland, OR 97214

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Thank you so much for registering for A Queer Nigun Project with Rena Branson. Expect an email with specific details (like where to meet us) closer to the date of the event. We look forward to seeing you there!

Join us for an evening of ritual and song with Jewish musician, ritual leader, and educator Rena Branson in Laurelhurst Park.

About this event

The intention for this event is to provide a healing space for queer-identified folks to gather and cocoon ourselves in Jewish melodies that transcend language (nigunim). Maybe you’re looking to heal your relationship with Judaism or with queerness or with singing or with your self or with existence. This hour won’t do all that, but it might help nurture some brave baby-steps forward. This event is queer-centered, but allies are also welcome. Folks are welcome to come and listen if you don’t feel like singing. We love you. ❤


Rena Branson (she/they) is the founder of A Queer Nigun Project, which hosts healing gatherings for marginalized Jews to learn and sing nigunim (wordless Jewish melodies, often from the Chassidish tradition). They organize monthly singing circles alongside chaplains in jails, as well as events for LGBTQIA+ folks in New York and Philadelphia. You can hear her recordings of old and new nigunim on Soundcloud.


The Moishe House model supports young adult leaders in their 20s and early 30s, allowing them to create vibrant Jewish communities for themselves and their peers. Find out more ways to get involved via linktr.ee/MoHoPDX


Tisch PDX works to bolster the leadership of young and marginalized Jews in Portland, Oregon. They are currently accepting applications for their 2021-2022/5781-5782 cohort. Learn more at https://tischpdx.org/