The Rainbow Jews team

Our project manager

Shaan Knan, currently a PhD researcher at the University of Brighton, is the founder and manager of  the landmark project Rainbow Jews: Celebrating Jewish LGBT+ History and Heritage in Britain.

Ever since he has successully run a number of other Lottery Heritage funded intersectional LGBTQI+ projects, hosted by Liberal Judaism ; the latest project, on the occasion of Liberal Judaism’s 120th anniversary is Lily’s Legacy: the Radical History and Heritage of Liberal Judaism in the UK .

Shaan has co-facilitated a huge number of faith-related initiatives, including Through A Queer Lens: Portraits of LGBT+ Jews, which is now a permanent display at the Jewish Museum London.



ShaanKnan  creditAlex Drummond



Credit: Alex Drummond




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Rainbow Jews volunteers seated, doing role play

Our core volunteer team

Rainbow Jews is a volunteer-led project; we are proud to boast a team of  14 dedicated core volunteers. Meet some featured members of our volunteer team here.

Rainbow Jews has attracted many other contributors and supporters, and we’re always delighted for more people to come and join us.

We couldn’t make it happen without you.

Thank you to all our volunteers!



Our Steering Committee

Rainbow Jews Steering Committee is made up of leading figures across the various sectors who are chosen for their wide range of experience and local knowledge. Meet some featured members of our fantastic committee here


Liberal Judaism logoThe Liberal Judaism team

Rainbow Jews is hosted by the registered charity Liberal Judaism. Find out more about this cutting edge organisation and the wonderful people who help manage the Rainbow Jews initiative.