Logo for alexESHEL: WHO WE ARE

We create COMMUNITY for Orthodox LGBT Jews who wish to maintain their Jewish observance and find meaningful religious community.

We help traditional communities become more WELCOMING by addressing the needs of their LGBT  members and families while maintaining their commitments to Halacha.

We keep parents and children together by providing resources and A GATHERING PLACE during our parent retreat.

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*Eshel takes its name from the אשׁל אברהם, Eshel Avraham, the tamarisk tree under which the Biblical Abraham and Sarah welcomed wayfarers seeking respite.

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Eshel is made possible through the generous support of:

The Morningstar FoundationMRNF-Logo_RGB

The BIL Foundation


Individual Donors