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Rebooting Hanukkah

Rebooting Hanukkah

The meaning of the holiday changes -- and that might even be the meaning of the holiday Published in the Times of Israel December 7, 2018 What is Hanukkah? This is how the Talmud begins its short foray into the origins of Hanukkah. Remarkably, there is very little material in the Talmud on Hanukkah. While [more]

Confessions of an Orthodox mother and father of an LGBT child

December 6, 2018 Confessions of an Orthodox mother and father of an LGBT child Thank you so much for your compelling article about the experience of Orthodox parents of LGBT parents (“They just want to be regular people,” November 30). As longtime members of the Bergen County Orthodox community and parents of an LGBT child, [more]

They Just Want To Be Regular People

Jewish Standard By JOANNE PALMER   When you live in a close-knit community, you benefit from its warmth and support; you share its values and vocabulary and world-view; you are guided by its rules and guarded by its vigilance; you are nourished by its love. But sometimes it’s hard to be different, particularly if you are [more]
Eshel Offers Support to Orthodox Parents of LGBTQ Children

Eshel Offers Support to Orthodox Parents of LGBTQ Children

Baltimore Jewish TimesBY ERICA RIMLINGER FROM LEFT: ESHEL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MIRYAM KABAKOV, EFRAT CHIEF RABBI SHLOMO RISKIN AND CHAIRS OF THE SIXTH ANNUAL ESHEL PARENT RETREAT PENINAH GERSHMAN AND SUZI FULD SMILE FOR A PHOTO AT THE PEARLSTONE CENTER. (PROVIDED)     When her son came out of the closet, Baltimore resident Mindy Dickler felt as [more]

WELCOMING SHULS SHABBAT: Shuls, schools, teens and parents

REGISTER HERE! WELCOMING SHULS SHABBAT Shuls, schools, teens and parents: What do they have in store for our LGBTQ youth? What:  Join us for a Shabbat with the Sixth Street Community Synagogue Where:Sixth Street Community Synagogue When: October 12-13, Parshat Noach Join Eshel for an inspirational Welcoming Shuls Shabbat with the Sixth Street Community Synagogue on the [more]