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February 2017

Homosexuality and Halakhah: Pragmatic, Ideal and Real Responses to the Challenge

February 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Place: At the home of Dina and Michael Glouberman in Beverlywood. RSVP for address. Since the 1970’s, Orthodox gay Jews, their family members, and friends have sought sought guidance from rabbinic leadership to help them grapple with emotionally fraught questions of religious belief, halakhic observance and belonging.  Rabbi Steve Greenberg will explore the various halakhic responses that continue to shape the lives of individuals and families. On the basis of an Eshel survey of 60 Orthodox rabbis, he will offer three distinctive Orthodox approaches to…

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LGBT and Orthodox: Three Journeys and a Few Things to Think About

February 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Place: At the home of Susie and Fred Toczek in Beverlywood. RSVP for address. Meet the panelists: Michal, an attorney and a mom, is a Hillel/YULA/Michlala/Drisha alum. She is committed to halakha, but felt unwelcome in the Orthodox community when she and her partner moved back to Los Angeles from New York 10 years ago. Jeremy is a gay Modern Orthodox millennial trying to make it in Hollywood. Coming from the more conservative Midwest, Jeremy found a home in Los…

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March 2017

Phone-In Orthodox Parent Support Group- NATIONAL

March 1 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Eshel Parents

This group is for Orthodox Jewish parents with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender children seeking peer support. We will also discuss ways to help parents and families navigate in their communities and to become advocates for their children.   FIRST WEDS. OF THE MONTH! This group meets by phone conference call at 6 PM PT/8 PM CT/ 9 PM ET on the first Wednesday of each month. If you are interested in participating, please contact us to for a brief intake…

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Karaoke Purim Party

March 4 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Please join Eshel for a fun motzei-shabbat activity in the spirit of Purim. Eshel will be hosting a Karoke Party at Duet 35 in midtown. We have reserved a private room where you can order drinks. Eshel will be catering Kosher appetizers Fee: $8.50 per person per hour Drinks:$4-$8 per drink Limited space is available for this event, please RSVP in advance using this link: https://goo.gl/forms/w3i5gpjBRWCYKHfK2 Hurry, spots are almost filled! Questions, comments or concerns? E-mail gabriela@eshelonline.org

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Eshel meet up in Baltimore!

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Baltimore LGBTQ Orthodox

Get together with our Baltimore/DC Eshel family.  Join us in this intimate, confidential  setting to meet others, like yourself, in the extended Eshel network. WHAT: A small private gathering for people who identify as LGBT and are Orthodox, Ortho-curious or formerly Orthodox. It is also for parents of LGBT people who live within Orthodox communities and struggle with their child’s sexual orientation or gender identity. WHEN: Meetings are the first Monday of the month from 7-9 pm. WHERE: Details on…

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