Eshel in the News

Bar or Bat Mitzvah? Hey, What About a Both Mitzvah?

Bar or Bat Mitzvah? Hey, What About a Both Mitzvah?

The Jewish coming-of-age ceremony stretches to accommodate the new gender fluidity.  Published by Alyson Krueger on March 27, 2019 in the New York Times. (Read this article online) Lion is a 13-year-old who lives in Brooklyn. The middle school student identifies as pangender, a term for feeling like you are every gender at once, and likes [more]
Survey: Orthodox Parents of LGBTQ Kids Want More Inclusion

Survey: Orthodox Parents of LGBTQ Kids Want More Inclusion

by Victoria Brown Published in the Baltimore Jewish Times on February 27, 2019   Mindy Sager Dickler’s guiding philosophy is ahavas Yisrael, love for fellow Jews. “There’s no exceptions. We have a responsibility to love one another and not to judge one another. Those should be overriding principles,” said Dickler, president and co-founder of JPride [more]

Life for LGBT+ Students at Maimonides

by JOSH SCHOENBERG '19  This article was published in the January 2019 volume of Spectrum: the Maimonides School Student Newspaper  This is the first part in a series of 2 articles about the LGBT+ experience at Maimonides.  The Maimonides Upper School Handbook, as of September 6, 2018, contains a statement on page 12 about "students [more]