“San Diego is My Hometown.” Reflections from Tyler Gregory

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As a thirteen-year-old b’nai mitzvah at Congregation Beth Israel in San Diego, I had two things on my mind: nailing my torah portion (you bet I did, and with the voice of an angel), and opening envelopes containing checks in multiples of $18 (to be used for savings only, and definitely not for Nintendo 64 […]

VIDEO: Creating Change, Not Hate

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Watch The Video #CreatingChangeNotHate  A WIDER BRIDGE RECEPTION WITH 100 SUPPORTERS AT CREATING CHANGE GOES ON DESPITE 200+ DISRUPTORS DENYING OUR HUMANITY, BLOCKING AWB SUPPORTERS’ ENTRY Take Action: Click the buttons below Our program last night featuring Jerusalem Open House (JOH) was an important victory for A Wider Bridge, as more than 100 people came to […]

The Aguda: The Israeli National LGBTQ Task Force

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The ‘Aguda’, the National Association of LGBTQ in Israel, is Israel’s pioneer lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organization. The Aguda is a national grassroots, volunteer-based, nonprofit human-rights organization representing the LGBTQ community. The Aguda promotes and advances new initiatives and cultivate leadership and partnership with all sectors and groups within the community.  The Aguda strives for […]

Keshet

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Keshet (in Hebrew: “rainbow,” a symbol of GLBT pride, and also “bow,” an instrument for action) is a national grassroots organization that works for the full inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) Jews in Jewish life. Led and supported by GLBT Jews and straight allies, Keshet offers resources, trainings, and technical assistance to create inclusive […]

JQ International

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JQ International is a GLBT Jewish movement founded to create community and advance greater inclusion of LGBT Jews and Allies via identity building programs and services that embody Jewish values. JQ’s programming offers LGBT Jews, their friends, families and loved ones the opportunity to reconnect via specialized programming with a strong sense of self. Official […]

Eshel

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Eshel works to build understanding and support for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people in traditional Jewish communities.  Eshel takes its name from the אשׁל אברהם, Eshel Avraham, the tamarisk tree under which Avraham Avinu would welcome wayfarers who came from all directions seeking respite. Official Website Facebook Page WHAT THEY DO Eshel is a […]

JQYouth

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JQY is a nonprofit organization supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Jews and their families in the Orthodox community. Our mission is to address the unique needs of LGBT “frum” ( modern orthodox, yeshivish, chasidish and traditional-conservative ) and formerly frum Jews. JQY is dedicated to cultivating a Jewish community where no one feels alone, […]

Congregation Kol Ami

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Congregation Kol Ami builds on the traditions of Judaism while respecting and welcoming everyone: lesbian, gay, bisexual, straight, interfaith couples and our children. Together Rabbi Denise L. Eger and Cantor Mark Saltzman create a hamishe atmosphere, safe for spiritual nurturing and connection. What distinguishes Congregation Kol Ami is embodied in our name, “Voice of My […]