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Israel Parent Meetup

Join Eshel's local chapter in Israel for 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, spend part of […]

It’s Not About the Bakery: How to Be an Ally to the LGBTQ+ Community

Join Eshel for an intimate, sensitive discussion on how to be an Orthodox ally to the LGBTQ+ community in West Orange. We all have more to learn about how we can be supportive to LGBTQ+ people in Orthodox communities. Join us Sunday, July 9 at 7:30 pm in West Orange at the home of a […]

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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In-Person Israel Chapter Meetup

Join other members of Eshel’s Israel Chapter Tuesday, July 11 at 7:00pm for a dairy potluck dinner in Beit Shemesh. Open to parents and family members of LGBTQ+ people. Please sign up even if you've previously joined the group so we know who to expect! DepositFixForm.init({ formId: 'dff04034-0261-4f69-95d3-1b59a0c9a37a', portalId: '7837587', customDealProperties: { "pipeline": "default", "dealtype": […]

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

Day on Fire Island

Join Eshel for a Sunday outing on Fire Island! Eshel's Board President, Shlomo Ashkinazy, and his husband, Michael Gomillion have generously invited Eshel members to join them on Sunday, July 30, in their rented beach house in Cherry Grove on Fire Island. Spend the day enjoying all that Fire Island has to offer, and enjoy […]

NJ Parent Picnic

Join us on Sunday, July 30th at 5:30 pm for a picnic for Orthodox parents of LGBTQ+ children. We will meet at the home of Eshel parents in Englewood, NJ. Please bring a kosher dairy or pareve dish to share. Register to receive location details - one registration per adult. DepositFixForm.init({ formId: 'dff57b86-8a4b-4c8b-8273-5ab0c8cd8b14', portalId: '7837587', […]

Orthodox+* People of Trans Experience Support Group

Welcome to Eshel's 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 of […]

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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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Israel Parent Meetup

Zoom

Join Eshel's local chapter in Israel for parents of LGBTQ+ children. This group will provide support and build community in an intimate, confidential setting in English. This group meets in person most months, with a Zoom meeting once per quarter. Register below for monthly reminders, links, and location details. hbspt.forms.create({ region: "na1", portalId: "7837587", formId: […]

Chicago Parents Meetup with R’ Steve Greenberg

Learn from Rabbi Steve Greenberg and connect with other Orthodox parents of LGBTQ+ children in Chicago! Join us at the home of Eshel parents in Skokie on Wednesday, August 16 at 7:00 pm for a shiur and discussion led by Rabbi Greenberg. Orthodoxy is arguably the most diverse of the contemporary Jewish denominations. While the […]

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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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Sibling Support Group

WHAT: A group for Orthodox Jews with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer siblings seeking community and peer support.We will discuss family dynamics, supporting parents and siblings, navigating the Orthodox community, and advocating for our LGBTQ+ siblings. Whether you have a sibling who just came out or you have known for a long time, this […]

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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 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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Closeted in Crown Heights

In our community, there are many women who feel vulnerable and that they have much to lose if they come out: a job, housing, children, or family. This group is here to provide mutual support and unconditional love no matter where your journey is leading you. This support group is a non-judgmental space – there […]

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 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 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 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: Tuesday, September 19, 9:00 PM EST - 8:00 PM CST - 6:00 PM PST(Usually 4th Monday every month) Where: For notifications and sign-in information, please register below. (You only […]

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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.)

Israel Parent Meetup

Join Eshel’s local chapter in Israel for parents of LGBTQ+ children. This group will provide support and build community in an intimate, confidential setting in English. This group meets in person most months, with a Zoom meeting once per quarter. Register below for monthly reminders, links, and location details. hbspt.forms.create({ region: "na1", portalId: "7837587", formId: […]

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Orthodox+* People of Trans Experience Support Group

Welcome to Eshel's 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 of […]