Baltimore: Rosh Chodesh/Women’s Day Celebration

WHEN: Sunday, March 10 at 10:00 am WHERE: Register for location info WHAT: Celebrate International Women's Day and Rosh Chodesh Adar II with Eshel Baltimore/DC! Join us for some Torah, light dessert, and help us pack gift bags that we will donate to tzedaka. Open to women only. Register below for location details! Thank you […]

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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. […]

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: […]

Meet and Greet with Nili Maderer of Jerusalem Open House

Join Eshel for a Meet and Greet with the new Executive Director of Jerusalem Open House, Nili Maderer! Jerusalem Open House, founded in 1997, is the only LGBTQ+ community center in Jerusalem. Jerusalem Open House provides community programs, health services, and counseling to the Jerusalem LGBTQ+ community, as well as education and advocacy for LGBTQ+ […]

Pre-Pesach Whiskey and Beer Tasting

Join Eshel for a pre-Pesach whiskey and beer tasting at the JCC on April 1st! Explore a selection of whiskeys and craft beers while enjoying light refreshments. The cost is just $10 per person, which includes drinks and nosh. Don't miss this opportunity to unwind and socialize with friends before the pre-Pesach rush begins. Reserve […]

20s and 30s Game Night

DATE: Monday, April 15 TIME: 7:00 - 9:00 pm LOCATION: Times Square; Register for address Join us for an evening of fun and games at Eshel and JQY's 20's and 30's Queer Boardgame Night! Grab your friends and come enjoy a relaxed atmosphere filled with laughter and friendly competition. Whether you're a seasoned boardgame enthusiast […]

Israel Parent Meetup

Wednesday, April 177:30 - 8:30 pm Israel TimeZoom 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 […]

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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 […]

New York City Meetup

Join Eshel for a New York City meetup every month! Connect in person with other Orthodox LGBTQ+ people, make new friends, and try something new. Check back for specific details and to RSVP for upcoming events. Sign up below to get email updates about our future events! hbspt.forms.create({ region: "na1", portalId: "7837587", formId: "bd723e2a-ac60-4f6e-b66b-026ed0c3959b" });

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

Israel Parent Meetup

Wednesday, May 22 from 7:30 - 9:00 pmJerusalem 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 […]

Baltimore Lag Baomer Picnic

We're excited to see you for our Lag Baomer BBQ Picnic! Join us on Sunday, May 26 from 12:00 - 2:30 pm. We'll have activities for the whole family! Join us for games, Torah, and plenty of food! We will have a covered pavilion, so the picnic is on rain or shine. hbspt.forms.create({ region: "na1", […]

NYC Lag BaOmer BBQ

Join us to kickoff Pride month and celebrate Lag B’Omer as we come together as a community to honor our shared identities as Jews and members of the LGBTQ+ community. This kosher event, hosted by Eshel, aims to create a welcoming and safe space for individuals to celebrate their intersecting identities and embrace the diversity […]

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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.) hbspt.forms.create({ region: "na1", […]

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

Celebration of Eshel

Join us for a night of fun and comedy as we celebrate Eshel! Over the past 13 years we have worked together to build LGBTQ+ inclusive orthodox communities, and we’re honored to invite you to celebrate with us at a cocktail reception and program hosted by comedian Talia Reese featuring a conversation with Modi and […]

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Parents Drop-In Support Group

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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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 […]

Chicago | Truth and Community: A Torah Discussion about the Closeted Experience

Is it ever ok to lie? How does concealing the truth impact our relationship with the community? Rabbi Shua Brick will explore our tradition’s nuanced approach to truth-telling, and how these texts can be understood and applied to the closeted experiences of LGBTQ+ people. He’ll also share about his journey getting semikha at RIETS while […]

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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 […]