Eshel in the News

The Day My Rainbow Got  Kicked Out of Shul

The Day My Rainbow Got Kicked Out of Shul

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]

Eshel DC/Baltimore Lag Ba’omer picnic

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  info@eshelonline.org or baltimore-dc@eshelonline.org  or call Chana at 410-370-1288.  
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]