I know the team has been busy with broader event planning, but I haven’t seen anything on this in a while and know my Jewish friends are wondering what the Yom Kippur plans will be. Any updates that can be provided?
Same here. I have a few Jewish friends observing and was wondering if any of those plans/ideas from the blog update have been/are going to be implemented?
Someone on one of the Facebook groups:
"Yes! I should have the events up for YK services and meals this week. I'll post here.
Sorry for the delay on posting them, arranging catering services was a challenge."
Hoping it happens to help everyone on this! Fingers crossed!
Oh that is awesome. I really did worry they were not going to come through with those plans.
I wonder how they are going to manage the demand? I cannot imagine they have any idea how many people are looking to take advantage of these services.
Im sure not to many
They did a survey, which presumably provided some useful insights. And however few or many it is, it will be important to those who do want to attend, and to broader perceptions of the genuine inclusiveness of Gen Con.
Are you personally effected by the Yom Kippur overlap? I'm agnostic leaning towards atheist so I am really trying to understand and be more sympathetic of those who are of the Faith
Now that being said I think the understanding needs to go both ways. We are in year FRAKING 2 of a global pandemic, that should have been over by now if EVERYONE had just rolled up their damn sleeve. The powers that be had to push back the dates, yes they forgot to look at the religious calendar it was an over site not an intentional slight.
Could you imagine is we were all gathering here in a few weeks as originally planned? NIGHTMARE
We live, we learn from out mistakes, we try and do better and we move on
The Gen Con team has said that they were aware of the schedule conflict all along, and admitted that they weren’t as up front in talking about it and addressing potential concerns as they should have been. Most folks I know who are directly affected by it now accept that Gen Con got the convention center dates that it could, but are looking for proactive efforts to include them during what is generally considered the most important Jewish holy observance of the year. Gen Con prides itself on inclusivity (which I think is a good thing) and so there are expectations that Gen Con live up to that ideal. So I say yes, let’s game on, but do it in a way that makes reasonable efforts to best include our Jewish friends.
Jews, being a minority who are never automatically considered when we think about calendaring, ought not to be asked to succumb to "both ways" logic. When we ask people to consider the "other side", we normally do so when both "sides" are more or less equal in influence and consideration. Such is not the case for religious minorities, who deserve no less respect and consideration than other minorities.