North American Organizations


JQYJQY 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, bullied or silenced because of their orientation or gender identity. Special attention is given to youth, young adults and their families;


At NY Pride Parade, ‘Intersectionality’ Catches LGBTQ Activists In Crossfire (The New York Jewish Week / June 27, 2017)
It’s Increasingly Difficult to Be Pro-Israel and Queer (JTA / June 27, 2017)
Some LGBT Jews Support Israel. Their Existence Isn’t ‘Pinkwashing’ (The Forward / June 14)
JVP Sabotages, Bullies and Harasses LGBTQ Jewish Youth at Celebrate Israel Parade (Israellycool / June 7, 2017)
Why Would An Anti-Gay Church Picket Yeshiva University? (The Forward / March 28, 2017)
YU Students Meet Westboro Protest (The New York Jewish Week / March 28, 2017)
Coming Out in the Orthodox Community (A Wider Bridge / June 23, 2016)
Orthodox LGBT Center Addressing ‘Quiet Emergency’ (The New York Jewish News / June 15, 2016)
Who’s Who Queer Jew (Jerusalem Post / November 1, 2015)
Coming Out in Orthodox Communities (YouTube / October 16, 2015)
JQY And The JCC Team Up For LGBTQ (NY Blue Print / October 2, 2015)
Jewish Groups March In NYC Gay Pride Parade (The Jewish News / June 29, 2015)
Orthodox LGBT activist: More of Us Are Coming Out – and Earlier, Too (Haaretz / June 16 2015)
Gay and Orthodox: LGBT Strides Towards Inclusion in the Religious-Jewish World (Voice of Israel / April 29, 2015)
A Harriet Tubman for the LGBT Jewish Community (Jewish Daily Forward / April 27, 2015)
Let’s talk about sects: Orthodox Jews Join National Conversation on Homosexuality (The Guardian / April 24, 2015)
Balancing Attraction and Halachic Law (New Jersey Jewish Standard / April 24, 2015)
At LGBT Orthodox Mental Health Conference, Rabbis and Therapists Trade Notes (Ha’aretz / April 22, 2015)
Desire, Faith and Psychotherapy: A Conference (Jerusalem Post / April 10, 2015)
Teens Forging a Derech (The Jewish Week / March 16, 2015)
Bridging the Gap (The Jerusalem Report / June 23, 2014)
Celebrate Israel with a Big Tent (A Wider Bridge / June 2, 2014)
The LGBT Cluster in the Celebrate Israel Parade (A Wider Bridge / May 20, 2014)
Orthodox, gay, and the rest is private (The Times of Israel / April 29, 2014)
No Derech To Stray From (The Jewish Week / April 9, 2014)
LGBT Doesn *NOT* Mean Pedophiles (Facebook / January 17, 2014)
N.J. Ban on Gay Conversion Therapy Faces Lawsuit ( / October 29, 2013)
For LGBT Orthodox Jews, Growth of Social Media Creates a Safe Space Online (Tablet / June 26, 2013)
LGBT Jews Celebrate Israel (A Wider Bridge/ June 6, 2013)
JQY at the Gay Counseling Bill [Photo] ( / March 19, 2013)
Will Orthodox throw Jonah (The Jewish Week / December 26, 2013)
Gay Jews March for the First Time at the Celebrate Israel Parade (Huffington Post / June 5, 2012)
Israeli, Orthodox and Gay (A Wider Bridge / November 2010)



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