Our Locations

Eshel offers both national and regional programs, from retreats and shabbatons to support groups and community get togethers. Find a location near you and get involved!


Eshel holds an annual National LGBTQ Retreat and Parent Retreat as well as national call-in support groups.

Home Base

Eshel has established a physical home in downtown Manhattan at Makom Hadash, a hub for Jewish innovation.


Eshel partners with organizations and groups in North America and Israel to make resources accessible to a wider audience.

Eshel offers several sources of support for LGBTQ+ Orthodox Jews, their families and their communities. You may sign up here.

Eshel Chapters in Cities across the US and Canada



Brooklyn (women’s)


Long Island

Los Angeles


North New Jersey






Not in One of These Cities?

Check out our LGBTQ+ and Parent Phone-in groups. You may sign up here.

The Eshel family is big and sometimes there are meetings in other cities for socializing and support.  Check back to our events page or subscribe to our newsletter.

Want to find a Welcoming Shul?  Need a place to go for Shabbat or a holiday? Just want to talk to someone? Please let us know by writing to info@eshelonline.org.


Want to create an Eshel Chapter in Your City?

Let us know and we willl help you. Contact us at info@eshelonline.org


In addition to finding us on Facebook and Twitter, you can call us any time from anywhere for a consultation:



If you are in the New York area, Eshel staff are available to support you with an in-person meeting, resources and referrals. Contact info@eshelonline.org to schedule a meeting.


Community Events

Join us and meet others in the Eshel community at one of our events.  Check our event page.


To speak to someone, call our warmline and we will get back to you as soon as we are able.


For a more immediate response, send a confidential email to: info@eshelonline.org

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Upcoming Events

Wed 24

Phone-In LGBTQ+ Support Group

July 24 at 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 26

Eshel Trans Wellness Conference Shabbaton

July 26 at 4:00 pm - July 27 at 4:00 pm
Aug 03

Long Island Parents Meet Up

August 3 at 9:30 pm
Aug 06

New York City Meetup

August 6 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Aug 07

Philadelphia Meet Up

August 7 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm