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Nehirim-Featured-2Nehirim (“Lights”) builds community for GLBT Jews, partners, and allies.   Our retreats and other programs celebrate GLBT culture and spirituality, and empower GLBT Jews to become active voices in their home communities.   Through this work, we welcome GLBT Jews into the Jewish community, and in turn, build a more vibrant, diverse, and inclusive Jewish community by incorporating the gifts of GLBT people.
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In addition to their weekend retreats, Nehirim also develops local programming for LGBTQ Jews, friends, and allies, as well as advocacy events around the country.


The Queering of Leviticus (The Times of Israel / December 4, 2014)
LGBTQI Jewish Clergy Retreat (Nehirim / April 28, 2014)
Nehirim East Celebrates its 10th Year (Washington Post / March 7, 2014)
A Beautiful Retreat (Nehirim / February 20, 2014)
A Wider Bridge’s Executive Director Summarizes 2013’s LGBT Journey to Israel (A Wider Bridge / November 27, 2013)
Rabbi Bauer Returns to NYC (Tablet / November 7, 2013)
JCF Updates LGBT Section ( / November 4, 2013)
Bagels Aren’t Enough (Religion Dispatches / October 7, 2013)
Gay Reconstructionist Rabbi Lectures on Sexual Ethics (Canadian Jewish News / July 9, 2013)
Preparing for the World Conference of GLBT Jews (Ha’aretz / April 14, 2013)
Gay Synagogues’ Uncertain Future (Tablet / March 11, 2013)
Transgender Tribe Gather in Berkeley (J Weekly / October 18, 2012)
Embrace LGBT Jews as Vital Members of the Community (JTA / June 8, 2010)

An ad for the 2013 Camp Nehirim – “The gayest Jewish summer camp ever”

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