Eshel in the News

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]
Homosexuality and the human condition

Homosexuality and the human condition

Originally posted on Times of Israel For those who think that Orthodox means static and unresponsive to new understanding, well, think again. In a recent interview (in Hebrew) by a religious news organization, Makor Rishon, Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, an outspoken Orthodox leader and the chief rabbi of Efrat, has shared that he believes homosexuals are [more]