Eshel on the East Coast

Parent Groups

Eshel runs regional Parent Chaburah Groups in the NY/NJ/CT tristate area and in the Baltimore/D.C. area. Contact to participate in or organize a parent group in your area.

Home Base

Eshel has expanded Abraham and Sarah’s welcoming tent to include its first physical home at Makom Hadash, a hub for Jewish innovation in the heart of New York City.


Eshel organizes regional shabbatonim throughout the year. Contact about the possibility of holding one in your neighborhood


From Meet & Greets to Holiday Bashes, Eshel plans a variety of events and programs throughout the New York metropolitan area.

Beis Midrash

Featuring seasoned Jewish educators, Eshel offers a safe space to explore and study traditional Jewish texts around topics of gender, identity, and personal meaning. To join, contact


Eshel staff are here to support you with resources and referrals. Contact to schedule a meeting.

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


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Upcoming Events

  1. Homosexuality and Halakhah: Pragmatic, Ideal and Real Responses to the Challenge

    February 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  2. LGBT and Orthodox: Three Journeys and a Few Things to Think About

    February 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  3. Phone-In Orthodox Parent Support Group- NATIONAL

    March 1 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  4. Karaoke Purim Party

    March 4 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
  5. Eshel meet up in Baltimore!

    March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm