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February 2017

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

February 27 at 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 at 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

Karaoke Purim Party

March 4 at 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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Pre-Purim Fun at Kids n’ Action!

March 6 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Everyone is welcome! LGBTQ+ people, families and allies Look for Updates and RSVP on the Facebook event here! Brace yourselves for a night of fun, food, gifts, and activities! Family friendly!! Place: Kids n' Action 1149 McDonald Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230-3320 Date: March 6, 2017 Time: 5:00-7:00pm Invite your friends! This is a FREE event! Pizza, salad, soda, and dessert for all the kids, and parents. 6 FREE tokens per child! Party bag, and balloons for all kids! Unlimited FREE…

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“Opening Hearts and Minds: LGBTQ Engagement in Jerusalem” Tour

March 22 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
LGBT Jerusalem Eshel

Israeli LGBTQ activist Sarah Weil and Jerusalem City Councilman and Orthodox Rabbi Aaron Leibowitz join A Wider Bridge in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego to share the work of The Meeting Place, offering an open, brave space for all people to discuss difficult and painful issues. This growing Jerusalem-based movement may provide inspiration for how to engage more constructively with each other here at home, given the state of our current political discourse. Read more…

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