Eshel Baltimore/DC Parents & LGBTQ+ Joint Meetup

We are excited to launch Gay Pride Month with a panelist forum of two artists: Agnes Borinsky and Rena Fruchter. They will discuss the upcoming Parsha and how its lessons can be used in the creation of LGBTQ+ inspired art. Emphasis for this workshop will be on the process and not the product. Prior to […]

Marry Me However: Rabbi Panel

Marry Me HoweverEshel is partnering with Go2Films and Rabbi Mordechai Vardi, to bring his groundbreaking film, “MarryMe, However” to North American audiences.Rabbi's Only Marry Me, However: Film Screening & Panel Discussion Panel Discussion: Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 11:00 am ET. Film Screening: Viewing link will be available from June 3, 2021. Eshel is partnering […]

Eshel Grandparents of LGBTQ+ Meetup – On Break

Grandparents with LGBTQ+ children from traditional communities who would like to meet for support and socializing gather and learn how to understand and be there for their LGBTQ+ grandchild and their family.  Gather over zoom once a month. Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 8:00 pm ET - 7:00 pm CT - 5:00 […]

Marry Me However: Toronto Panel

Marry Me HoweverEshel is partnering with Go2Films and Rabbi Mordechai Vardi, to bring his groundbreaking film, “MarryMe, However” to North American audiences.About This FilmThe documentary tells the story of three gay men and one women who marry against their orientation in order to fulfill religious and cultural expectations. We hear painful accounts of confusion, deception, […]

Marry Me However: Cleveland Panel

Marry Me HoweverEshel is partnering with Go2Films and Rabbi Mordechai Vardi, to bring his groundbreaking film, “MarryMe, However” to North American audiences.About This FilmThe documentary tells the story of three gay men and one women who marry against their orientation in order to fulfill religious and cultural expectations. We hear painful accounts of confusion, deception, […]

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. This Week's Special Guest: Rabbi Shimon Brand Topic: What to do when your child is no longer religious

Eshel Pride

  Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month at Eshel Pride, which will kick off with a virtual Pride March! Grab your flags, find those rainbow beads, don your hats, and get ready to stroll! On Thursday, June 24, 2021, at 7:30 pm ET, we will begin the celebration with an introduction to Gathertown for those of 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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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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Eshel Chicago Parents Meetup

What: A confidential support group for observant/Orthodox Jewish parents of LGBTQ+ individuals who may be struggling with their child’s sexual orientation or gender identity and/or wish to connect with other parents like themselves.   When: 7:30 pm CT Where: For notifications and sign-in information, please register below. (You only need to register for this group one time.)

Eshel Grandparents of LGBTQ+ Meetup – On Break for Summer

Grandparents with LGBTQ+ children from traditional communities who would like to meet for support and socializing gather and learn how to understand and be there for their LGBTQ+ grandchild and their family.  Gather over zoom once a month. Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 8:00 pm ET - 7:00 pm CT - 5:00 […]

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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 […]

Tisha B’Av

After the suicide of her daughter, Anna, in February of 1997, Mary Lou Wallner found herself faced with a spiritual journey to try to comprehend the events of their stormy mother-daughter relationship and the implications of her refusal to accept Anna’s homosexuality. On Tisha B'Av, we sit on the ground and remember both our loss […]

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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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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 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.)

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Brooklyn Women’s Weekly Meetup

Women's New York Area Meetup on Zoom Meet other individuals who identify as female and who are exploring their Orthodox LGBTQ+ identities. Meeting Weekly: Every Tuesday from 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Sign up here for details.

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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 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

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Eshel Thursday Happy Hour!

Join Us Eshel's Thursday Happy Hour4 PM EST - 3 PM CST - 2 PM PSTJoin us with Yocheved & Nathan Lindenbaum for a COVID Kvetch.Yocheved and Nathan Lindenbaum live in their empty nest in Teaneck. They like wine and love to whine. They wish their 5 children, 4 in law children and bunch of grandkids […]

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From Trembling to Thinking

A Three-Part Eshel Summer Beit Midrash Series:From Trembling to Thinking Thursdays: July 29, August 5 & 127:00 pm ET | 6:00 pm CT | 4:00 pm PT Eshel will conduct a Summer Bet Midrash with Rabbi Ysoscher Katz as he marks the movement of his own thinking on LGBTQ issues. 1 Hour chavruta (Bring your […]