Bloom Community

Gelty Pleasures: a Kinky Hanukkah Party

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Hanukkah is a time to celebrate our Jewish joy & ability to overcome the odds in trying times.

Hashem is a cruel & sometimes loving Mistress, as some of you know reading the Old Testament. Most of Judaism balances the dichotomy of the pain & pleasure of living. *That's why we thought we would celebrate Hanukkah with the thrill of pain & pleasure. *

Join us for the horniest Hanukkah party EVER!

  • The Lighting of the Human Menorah
  • The Dreidel of Delight & Dread (w/ homemade Gelt coins)
  • Hanukkah Harry's Pink Elephant gift exchange (up to $25 gifts, sex-positive items encouraged)
  • Freshly made Latkes & Rugelach by Lady V & Mistress Sierra (GF options available upon registration)
  • Open play encouraged!

*Financial barriers preventing you from attending? PM @Lady_Vivus! *

Outfit Recommendations:

We recommend comfortable inside & outside to wear! Wear what makes you feel your best, but please cover your bits.

Who Can Attend?

This event is geared towards Jewish-identified folx & their partners. Friends are also welcome to attend. All genders, sexualities, gender expressions, relationship styles, etc. are encouraged to attend. We support & promote all LGBTQ+ identities, trans, gender expansive, BIPOC, kinky, & relationship expansive or mono folks.

About the Venue:

Hearth & Soul is located in North Portland. There is one stair to navigate to get into the house. Hearth & Soul is dedicated to spreading the mission of intersectionality & sexual pluralism.

About your Hosts:

Lady Vivus

@Lady_Vivus (she/her) is a spiritually & culturally driven sex-positive educator & organizer. Lady Vivus is a Professional Switchinatrix, hucow & Bootblack, & is a self-proclaimed “Jewish American Pleasure Princess” & Dairy Queen. Lady V has taught all over the United States for organizations & conferences such as Kinkfest, Southeast Leatherfest, Sex Positive World, SubSpace, & more!

Lady V currently serves as an Advocacy Board Member for Sex Positive World & proudly helps facilitate their education. Lady V has also served her community by facilitating public health events, most recently being K!nk Out Loud in partnership with The Equi Institute & Multnomah County Public Health Dept. She also co-designed the Hucow Pride Flag in 2023.

Lady Vivus is an out, proud, & fierce-as-fire transwoman with a passion for empowering other trans folx & their loved ones. Her personality is best described as “Fran Drescher with a whip”. While hailing from Detroit, Michigan, she has settled in Salem, Oregon, where she serves as the majordomo for her leather family, the Atomic Army.

She hopes to inspire others to enjoy sexuality & dynamics from an authentic place, as well as embrace their spiritual place with leather & find healing within it. Her love of community, education, & sharing ideas with other sex-positive folx is insatiable. Lady Vivus also serves as the lead organizer for the Salem Munch. She also currently serves as a resident bootblack for the Portland Eagle & formerly 50 Shades of STFU, as well as Jiffy Kink play parties. Find more of her work at

Jamie (aka @Gwynny)

Jamie is the executive director of Sex Positive Portland; she has been hosting speed dating since 2019. She is polyamorous, queer, and kinky, with a love of shibari/rope bondage. She leads discussion groups and classes on relationships of all sizes, orientations, and dynamics. Her background is in communications, video production, and marketing; check out her YouTube channel ( and or social media @ExploringJamie

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