Chanukah Candle Lighting Meet and Greet

JCC in Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave. at 76th St., New York, NY

Meet us at 5 pm for a community candle lighting and meet and greet. Drop in and enjoy some Hanukkah treats 🍩 and meet some new friends. No need to RSVP. Family friendly and open to allies! Where? Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan334 Amsterdam Ave at, W 76th St, New York, NY 10023Lobby

Closeted Men’s Support Group

Connect with other closeted Orthodox men in a welcoming, supportive, and confidential peer support group. This group offers a warm and empathetic environment where you can share your thoughts, feelings, and experiences with other LGBTQ+ frum, Jewish men. This is a nonjudgmental space to explore your questions and concerns wherever you are on your journey. […]

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. Wednesday, December 20 at 7:00 pm Israel Time in Beit Shemesh Register below for monthly […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Israel Parent Meetup with Sunnie Epstein

Join Eshel's Israel chapter for Orthodox parents of LGBTQ+ children! We're excited to welcome Dr. Sunnie Sterling Epstein to join our group and facilitate a discussion on how we can all navigate the new twists and turns in our lives. Join us Wednesday, January 10 at 7:30 pm at the home of an Eshel parent […]

Eshel National Retreat 2024

Friday January 12 - Sunday January 14 Isabella Freedman Falls Village, CT Top Hats, Tichels, and Tiaras: The Many Hats We Wear Join us in celebrating the beauty and diversity of our Eshel community. We all wear different hats in different areas of our lives. We are large - we contain multitudes. We are children, […]

Closeted Men’s Support Group

Connect with other closeted Orthodox men in a welcoming, supportive, and confidential peer support group. This group offers a warm and empathetic environment where you can share your thoughts, feelings, and experiences with other LGBTQ+ frum, Jewish men. This is a nonjudgmental space to explore your questions and concerns wherever you are on your journey. […]

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: […]

LA Queer Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday, February 2 6:00 - 8:00 pm Pacific Time Join Eshel's own Joshua Avishur for a spirited Queer Kabbalat Shabbat in the valley! Bring your own siddur and ideally a dairy dish to share. Registration required - address will be sent out at the end of the week. hbspt.forms.create({ region: "na1", portalId: "7837587", formId: "5ee6ddb4-cf9d-4d5e-99e6-ebdfbe254527" […]

Reconnect with Color: Nosh & Paint Reunion – Don’t Miss the Retreat Vibes!

Rediscover the joy of togetherness at our Nosh & Paint Retreat Reunion! Immerse yourself in a colorful evening where art meets our Eshel spirit. Reconnect with old and new friends, enjoy tasty nosh, and create beautiful memories with fellow attendees. If you missed the retreat, here's your chance to experience the warmth and camaraderie. Join […]

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Drop-In Parents Support Group

Join our drop-in support group for parents! We meet every Wednesday at noon ET and the first Monday every month at 8pm ET. 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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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 […]

Navigating Wartime Conversations

For parents of teenage and adult LGBTQ+ children: What do you do when you and your child are not seeing eye to eye on the war in Israel? How do you relate to and communicate with your children who are expressing views that are foreign to you? You are not alone - connect with other […]

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LGBTQ+ Support Group

A confidential space for LGBTQ+ adults who are Orthodox, formerly Orthodox, or Orthodox-adjacent to access peer support, share their experiences, and connect and gain insights from others.   Second Monday of the month 8:00 pm ET, 7:00 pm CT, 6:00 pm MT, 5:00 pm PT Register below for Zoom link and to receive notifications each […]

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Closeted Men’s Support Group

Connect with other closeted Orthodox men in a welcoming, supportive, and confidential peer support group. This group offers a warm and empathetic environment where you can share your thoughts, feelings, and experiences with other LGBTQ+ frum, Jewish men. This is a nonjudgmental space to explore your questions and concerns wherever you are on your journey. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Info Session for 2024 Parent Retreat

Do you have questions about Eshel's Parent Retreat? Wondering if its right for you? Join us for an information session on Monday, February 19 at 8:30 pm ET / 7:30 pm CT to get answers to all your questions! Hear from veteran parents and members of our planning committee about what to expect, learn more […]

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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.) hbspt.forms.create({ region: "na1", portalId: "7837587", formId: "7671fe05-c022-4625-b646-4d6c927cbdff" });

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Closeted Women’s Support Group

Third Wednesday Monthly 8:00 pm ET / 7:00 pm CT / 5:00 pm PT 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 […]

Israel Parent Meetup

Thursday, February 22 at 7:30 pm Join Eshel’s local chapter in Israel for parents of LGBTQ+ children. Miryam Kabakov joins us this month! This group will provide support and build community in an intimate, confidential setting in English. Register below for monthly reminders, links, and location details. hbspt.forms.create({ region: "na1", portalId: "7837587", formId: "ea4215e5-77f1-4432-8035-ff0dc7d3107c",});

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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 8:30 pm - 9:45 pm Where: For notifications and sign-in information, register below. (You only need to register for this group one time.)