World Congress of GLBT Jews

World Congress LogoThe World Congress of LGBT Jews, or Keshet Ga’avah, consists of member organizations across six continents and holds conferences and workshops to meet the interests and needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Jews around the world, and aspires to be the worldwide voice of LGBT Jews.  The Hebrew subtitle Keshet Ga’avah – Rainbow of Pride – emphasizes the importance of Hebrew and of Israel to the World Congress. 

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July 5 – 7, the World Congress of GLBT Jews will be taking place in Winnipeg Canada.  Join friends from around the world at the Winnipeg Convention Center for three days of networking, seminars, engaging keynote addresses, along with food and fun. As the first Canadian city ever to host this meeting, the local organizing committee is developing a first-class program with local, national, and international speakers, entertainers and special guests that will ignite our delegation to attend – members and non-members alike.
2013 Official Website


Buenos Aires Holds LGBT Jewish Event (JTA / March 26, 2017)
The World Congress of GLBT Jews Expanding Membership (O-blog-dee-O-blog-da / April 17, 2016)
LGBT Jewish Group Holds DC Events (The Washington Blade / April 13, 2016)
Get to know Beit Haverim, French Jewish LGBT group (A Wider Bridge / October 15, 2015)
Congress of GLBT Jews Meets in LA (Beth Chayim Chadashim / September 7, 2015)
JFSA LGBT Group Voice Heard ‘Round the World (Arizona Jewish Post / October 24, 2013)
Veteran Activist Barrett Brick Dies (Washington Blade / September 23, 2013)
Winnipeg Community Shows Support for GLBT Jews (Canadian Jewish News / July 29, 2013)
Gay Reconstructionist Rabbi Lectures on Sexual Ethics (Canadian Jewish News / July 9, 2013)
International conference of GLBT Jews coming to Winnipeg (Winnipeg Free Press / June 29, 2013)
Preparing for the World Congress of GLBT Jews (Ha’aretz / April 15, 2013)
Winnipeg first Canadian city to host GLBT Jews conference (Winnipeg Free Press / March 21, 2013)

Arthur Blankstein and Paula Parks, hosts of the 21st International Conference of GLBT Jews in Winnipeg, 2013.