Do you have a little “Sparkly” in you? According to a Jewish school in Massachusetts we all do, and to celebrate it they are hosting Drag Queen Shabbat service Saturday. Children and parents are encouraged to dress in drag or sparky clothing for the service.
The Lander Grinspoon Academy (LGA), a K-6 private Jewish day school in Northhampton, is hosting an event called “Sparkle Havdalah: A Drag Queen Story Hour!” the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported Thursday. The Havdalah, a Jewish religious ceremony that marks the end of Sabbath and Jewish holidays, will feature drag queen Jenayah De Rosio, who will read the children’s book “Sparkle Boy” at the event.
The book, written by a Jewish author, is about a young boy who likes to wear sparkly clothing. The “Drag Queen Story Hour” is set to help children explore gender fluidity, according to the event’s description on Facebook.
“In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, and where dress up is real,” the description states.
“At LGA we welcome all people to our community and have a strong focus on supporting children’s creativity and their natural love for dressing up and exploration of identity,” LGA Principal Deborah Bromberg- Seltzer said in a statement. “What better way to include everyone into our community than with an opportunity to embrace the sparkly inside of each of us!” (via: Daily Caller)
Is this an event you would like to see brought to a church or temple near you?