Monthly Eshel Support Groups

Eshel hosts monthly support groups in several areas. Whether you identify as LGBTQ, Orthodox, Ortho-curious, formerly Orthodox, or as parents of LGBTQ children, you are welcome to attend. These groups are welcoming, intimate, and strictly confidential.

orthodox-lgbtq-support-group-meetupIn-Person Groups:

New York City, NY – Next Meeting: May 18, 2017
Baltimore, MD
Philadelphia, PA Next Meeting: June 7, 2017

Phone Groups:

Parents of LGBTQ Children
Parents of Trans Children

New York Meetup

(Monthly, LGBTQ, In-person)

Please join us! All in attendance will have the opportunity to mingle and engage in peer-led discussion in a casual and confidential environment.

Location:
Eshel Office c/o Makom Hadash
125 Maiden Lane Suite 8B
New York, NY 10038

When: Third Thursday of Every Month (check website for any changes)
7:15 – 9:15 p.m.

Refreshments served!

Baltimore Meetup

(Monthly, LGBTQ and Parents of, In-person)

Get together with our Baltimore/DC Eshel family.  Join us in this intimate, confidential setting to meet others like yourself, in the extended Eshel network. The Baltimore meetup is cohosted by JQ Baltimore.

Location:
Please complete this contact form to receive details on the location. Info will be sent just before the event.

When: First Monday of Every Month (check website for any changes)
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Refreshments served!

Philadelphia Meetup

(Monthly, LGBTQ, In-person)

Get together with our Philadelphia Eshel family. Join us in a small private gathering for people who identify as LGBT and are Orthodox, Ortho-curious or formerly Orthodox.

Location:
William Way LGBT Community Center
1315 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

When: First Wednesday of Every Month (check website for any changes)
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Refreshments served!

Phone Group for Parents

(Monthly, National, Parents of LGBTQ Children)

This group is for Orthodox Jewish parents with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender children seeking peer support. We will also discuss ways to help parents and families navigate in their communities and to become advocates for their children.

Location: Call-In

When: First Wednesday of Every Month (check website for any changes)
6:00 p.m. PT / 9:00 p.m. ET

If you are interested in participating, please contact us to for a brief intake and to receive the call-in number: info@eshelonline.org

Confidentiality: Everyone is asked to keep what they hear in the group completely confidential. Participants should feel free to use a pseudonym.

Phone Group for Parents

(Monthly, National, Parents

of Trans and Gender non-conforming children only)

 

This phone-in group for parents of transgender and gender non-conforming children convenes to provide a safe space for discussion. This will be a facilitated discussion.

Location: Call-In

When: Second Monday of Every Month (check website for any changes)
5:00 p.m. PT /8:00 p.m. ET

Take a moment to fill out this form to let us know about your interests, and to receive the call-in number.

Email info@eshelonline.org to RSVP or to receive more information about the group. This group is confidential.  You do not have to reveal your identity on the call.