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, […]

Kulanu Toronto

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Kulanu Toronto is the city’s main Jewish LGBT social, educational, and cultural organization. Our programming is geared towards LGBT Jews of all ages. Many of our members are in their 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s. Our community includes people of various Jewish affiliation (from secular to religious). All of our catered events are kosher and have […]

Atlantic Jewish Council

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The Atlantic Jewish Council is dedicated to enhancing the quality of Jewish life in Atlantic Canada and promoting the continuity of Jewish communities in the region. The organization is committed to supporting the democratic State of Israel and its long term viability. In particular, the Atlantic Jewish Council is committed to a secure and prosperous State of […]

CIJA: Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs

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The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of Jewish life in Canada by advancing the public policy interests of Canada’s organized Jewish community. The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) builds and nurtures relationships with leaders in government, media, academia, civil society and […]

Jewish Federation of Seattle

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The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle works to ensure a vibrant Jewish community that is connected locally, in Israel and worldwide. The Jewish Federation connects people to Jewish opportunities and Jewish giving, brings the community together to celebrate strengths and plan for the future, and raises funds for a wide array of vital needs in the Jewish community. […]

JCRC San Francisco

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Jewish Community Relations Council of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, Sonoma, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties mobilizes the Jewish community on critical issues and amplifies its voice in the public sphere. JCRC fosters meaningful relationships among diverse ethnic, racial, religious and interest groups, building coalitions based on mutual concerns. Website: jcrc.org WHAT THEY DO Israel […]