I am an Orthodox Jew. I’m also an openly Bi-woman who is an active part of the Jewish LGBTQ community, particularly the Orthodox group for support and acceptance called Eshel. I also have a lot of awesome friends in the Orthodox community—friends who love and support me for who I am and believe in a [more]
Join Eshel DC/Baltimore for a family lag ba’omer picnic When: Sunday, May 26, at 1:00PM Where: Address provided upon RSVP For more information and to RSVP, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call Chana at 410-370-1288.
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]
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]
by Zack Evans This was published on JPost on February 7, 2019 Orthodox parents who participated in a retreat for LGBTQ Jews and their families want their communities to engage in open, positive dialogue about LGBTQ issues in their communities, according to a survey by the Eshel organization. Eshel started its annual retreat in order to [more]
by Johanna R Ginsberg Published in New Jersey Jewish News on February 20, 2019 A survey revealed that Modern Orthodox parents with LGBTQ children are demanding a place for their children in Orthodox spaces from synagogues to day schools. Parents surveyed were nearly unanimous in their desire for day schools to educate staff and publish [more]