Eshel Baltimore/DC Parents & LGBTQ+ Sukkot in the Sukka

Come celebrate 'Sukkot in the Sukka' with Baltimore/DC Eshel. On October 13, from 7-9PM, we will have an in-person only party. Light refreshments will be served. Join us for Sukkot themed games and discussions. WHAT: A private gathering for LGBTQ+ individuals who are Orthodox, Ortho-curious or formerly Orthodox and for traditional Jewish parents of LGBTQ+ […]

Eshel Brooklyn Women’s LBTQ+ Meetup

Women's New York Area Meetup on Zoom What: Meet other individuals who identify as female and who are exploring their Orthodox LGBTQ+ identities. When: Meeting Weekly: Every Tuesday from 8:30 pm - 9:45 pm Where: For notifications and sign-in information, register below. (You only need to register for this group one time.)

Eshel Parents Chaburah Group

The Parent Chaburah Group meets on the Third Wednesday of each month at 8 pm Eastern, 7 pm Central, 5 pm Pacific Time.

Eshel Brooklyn Women’s LBTQ+ Meetup

Women's New York Area Meetup on Zoom What: Meet other individuals who identify as female and who are exploring their Orthodox LGBTQ+ identities. When: Meeting Weekly: Every Tuesday from 8:30 pm - 9:45 pm Where: For notifications and sign-in information, register below. (You only need to register for this group one time.)

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Eshel Israel LGBTQ+ and Parents Meetup

Join Eshel's local chapter in Israel for LGBTQ+ people and parents of LGBTQ+ children. This group will provide support and build community in an intimate, confidential setting in English. This group meets mostly over Zoom, with in-person meetings every few months. This group is for those who have made aliyah, are thinking about making aliyah, […]

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Eshel Brooklyn Women’s LBTQ+ Meetup

Women's New York Area Meetup on Zoom What: Meet other individuals who identify as female and who are exploring their Orthodox LGBTQ+ identities. When: Meeting Weekly: Every Tuesday from 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm Where: For notifications and sign-in information, register below. (You only need to register for this group one time.)

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Eshel Brooklyn Women’s LBTQ+ Meetup

Women's New York Area Meetup on Zoom What: Meet other individuals who identify as female and who are exploring their Orthodox LGBTQ+ identities. When: Meeting Weekly: Every Tuesday from 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm Where: For notifications and sign-in information, register below. (You only need to register for this group one time.)

Eshel Across America

Why Parshat Vayera? On Shabbat Vayera, we read in the Torah “ planted an eshel at Beer-sheba, and invoked there the name of Hashem, the Everlasting/Universal God.” (Genesis 21:33) וַיִּטַּע אֶשֶׁל בִּבְאֵר שָׁבַע וַיִּקְרָא־שָׁם בְּשֵׁם יְהֹוָה אֵל עוֹלָם׃What is an eshel? The Talmud identifies the eshel as a tamarisk tree, a flowering tree that provides […]

Eshel Israel LGBTQ+ and Parents Meetup

Join Eshel's local chapter in Israel for LGBTQ+ people and parents of LGBTQ+ children. This group will provide support and build community in an intimate, confidential setting in English. This group meets mostly over Zoom, with in-person meetings every few months. This group is for those who have made aliyah, are thinking about making aliyah, […]

Eshel Parents of Trans People & Gender Non-Conforming Support Group

What: This group is for traditional Jewish parents who may be struggling with their child’s gender identity and/or wish to connect with other parents like themselves. When: Fourth Monday of each month, 9:00 PM EST - 8:00 PM CST - 6:00 PM PST Where: For notifications and sign-in information, please register below. (You only need to […]

Eshel Baltimore/DC Parents & LGBTQ+ Joint Meetup

WHAT: Join Eshel Baltimore/DC for our annual Latke vs. Sufganiyot debate, some holiday words of wisdom, games, and good food! Families, relatives, and significant others are welcome. WHEN: Meetings are usually held on the first Wednesday of every month, 7:00-9:00 pm. WHERE: For notifications and sign-in information, please register below, if you haven't already. (You […]

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Eshel New York City LGBTQ+ Meetup

Calling all adult members of the NYC queer community who are Orthodox, formerly Orthodox, or “Ortho-curious.” If you are interested in connecting with other individuals who are exploring their Orthodox LGBTQ+ identity please join us! Members will have the opportunity to mingle and engage in peer-led discussions in a casual and confidential environment. WHAT: A  […]

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Ensuring Mental Wellbeing for LGBTQ+ People During Challenging Times

Ensuring Mental Wellbeing for LGBTQ+ People During Challenging Times Part 2: Sharing Challenges Feelings of depression, anxiety, and loneliness can threaten the mental health of the LGBTQ+ community, and are often exacerbated by lack of communal acceptance, feelings of rejection, or estrangement from family members. Ben Small and Simcha Pollard will discuss some of the current […]

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Eshel South Florida LGBTQ+ & Parents Meetup

What: Meet other LGBTQ+ individuals in the area of Miami, Florida! Family members and relatives of LGBTQ+ folks are also welcome to join! Our coordinators speak Spanish and French. When: The third Monday of each month from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Upcoming meetings include: Where: For notifications and sign-in information, please register below. (You only […]

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Orthodox+* People of Trans Experience Support Group

Welcome to Eshel's Newest Meetup! What: This virtual support group will be a space for people who identify as transgender, non-binary, and gender questioning. All shades of Orthodox including Chareidi, Modern Orthodox, Ex-Orthodox, are welcome to come and share in a safe and confidential virtual group. When: Meetings will be held on the third Thursday […]

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Eshel Israel LGBTQ+ and Parents Meetup

Join Eshel's local chapter in Israel for LGBTQ+ people and parents of LGBTQ+ children. This group will provide support and build community in an intimate, confidential setting in English. This group meets mostly over Zoom, with in-person meetings every few months. This group is for those who have made aliyah, are thinking about making aliyah, […]

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Eshel Toronto & Montreal LGBTQ+ Meetup

This bi-weekly group for Toronto/Montreal LGBTQ+ folks from Orthodox communities generally meets over Zoom the second Monday of every month, and in-person in Toronto on the fourth Tuesday of the month. For notifications and sign-in information, please register below (You only need to register for this group one time.)

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Eshel Parents of Trans People & Gender Non-Conforming Support Group

What: This group is for traditional Jewish parents who may be struggling with their child’s gender identity and/or wish to connect with other parents like themselves. When: Fourth Monday of each month, 9:00 PM EST - 8:00 PM CST - 6:00 PM PST Where: For notifications and sign-in information, please register below. (You only need to […]

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Eshel LGBTQ+ Phone-in Support Group

What: Join this anonymous phone-in support group for LGBTQ+ individuals who are unable to attend one of our in-person sessions. When: Fourth Wednesday of every month | 9:00 PM EST Where: For notifications and sign-in information, please register below. (You only need to register for this group one time.) Questions? Email info@eshelonline.org

Welcoming Everyone to Shul

Welcoming Everyone to Shul: Why We Should Ensure Our Shuls Embrace LGBTQ+ Jews January 29, 2023 | 4pm PT | 7pm ET | on Zoom Register: bit.ly/porat_embrace Featuring Rabbi Eliezer Hirsch, Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky, Miryam Kabakov, MSW, Jeremy Borison, and Dr. Michelle Friedman

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Eshel Brooklyn Women’s LBTQ+ Meetup

Women's New York Area Meetup on Zoom What: Meet other individuals who identify as female and who are exploring their Orthodox LGBTQ+ identities. When: Meeting Weekly: Every Tuesday from 8:30 pm - 9:45 pm Where: For notifications and sign-in information, register below. (You only need to register for this group one time.)

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Eshel Drop-In for Parents

Drop-in every Wednesday to shmooze, chat, ask questions, and hear topics of interest! For notifications and sign-in information, please fill out the form below. (You only need to register for this group one time.)

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Eshel Baltimore/DC Parents & LGBTQ+ Joint Meetup

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 private gathering for LGBTQ+ individuals who are Orthodox, Ortho-curious or formerly Orthodox and for traditional Jewish parents of LGBTQ+ people who may be struggling with their child’s sexual orientation […]

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Eshel Orthodox Parents Phone-in Support Group

Phone In: Nation Wide

What: 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. When: the first Wednesday of the month. Where: This group meets by a phone conference call […]

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