Eshel Chicago Parents Meetup – Postponed to October 12

Please Note: The next Parent Chicago Meetup will be held on Tuesday, October 12, due to the holidays. Looking forward to meeting with you....   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 […]

Eshel Drop-In for Parents – Canceled for Yom Kippur

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.)

Eshel Toronto & Montreal LGBTQ+ Meetup – Cancelled for Sukkot

While all are welcome, this virtual meetup is for Eshel Toronto & Montreal community members (i.e. LGBTQ+ folks who come from Orthodox communities)! For notifications and sign-in information, please register below (You only need to register for this group one time.)

Eshel South Florida LGBTQ+ & Parents Meetup – Cancelled for Sukkot

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 […]

Eshel Brooklyn Women’s LBTQ+ Meetup – Cancelled for Sukkot

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 Drop-In for Parents – Cancelled for Sukkot

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.)

Eshel Community Virtual Sukkah Hop

Please join Eshel's Community-wide Virtual Sukkah Hop! This event is open to LGBTQ+ folk, Eshel parents, Eshel allies, and members of partnering organizations. Thursday, September 23, 2021, 7:30 pm ET | 6:30 pm CT | 4:30 pm PT Zoom in from your sukkah as we hear from Eshel parent Rabbanit Amalia Haas, an organic beekeeper, on the […]

Eshel Teaneck Sukkah Hop – 3 Locations

Join the Eshel Teaneck Sukkah Hop, which will be held in 3 locations in Teaneck, New Jersey, on Sunday, September 26, 2021, from 3:00-5:45 pm. This event is intended for LGBTQ+ folks, parents, and family members of all ages. (This event is not open to allies.) Please register to receive an email with the 3 […]

Eshel Brooklyn Women’s LBTQ+ Meetup – Cancelled for Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah

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 LGBTQ+ Phone-in Support Group: Postponed to October 7

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

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 […]

Eshel LGBTQ+ Phone-in Support Group – Postponed for Sukkot

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

The Wisdoms of Welcome

Eshel Across North America Weekend (October 22-24, 2021) As we read every year in Parashat Vayera, Avraham and Sarah plant an Eshel tree near their tent to signal the welcome of strangers. It is during this weekend that we, the Eshel community, celebrate our commitment to inclusion and dialogue and explore the mitzvah of hachnassat […]

Eshel Across North America

Eshel Across North America WeekendOctober 22-24, 2021 As we read every year in Parashat Vayera, Avraham and Sarah plant an Eshel tree near their tent to signal the welcome of strangers. It is during this weekend that we, the Eshel community, celebrate our commitment to inclusion and dialogue and explore the mitzvah of hachnassat orchim.Check […]

DuSiah: Dialogue Between Traditional Queer Jews & Our Rabbis

Eshel Across North America Weekend (October 22-24, 2021) As we read every year in Parashat Vayera, Avraham and Sarah plant an Eshel tree near their tent to signal the welcome of strangers. It is during this weekend that we, the Eshel community, celebrate our commitment to inclusion and dialogue and explore the mitzvah of hachnassat […]

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. Join us in celebrating the upcoming Rosh Chodesh Kislev with some learning and games. Afterward, we will follow our regular meeting format. WHAT: A private gathering for LGBTQ+ individuals who are […]

Soon By Q Happy Hour & Bar Trivia

Come hang out with and meet other LGBTQ+ Jews over drinks and trivia at our first Soon By Q happy hour! Your first drink is on us. Monday, November 15, 20216:30 PM - 8:30 PM Near Union Square in Manhattan, New York.The event will be outdoors. Sign up for the exact location! Questions? Contact Monica […]

Eshel National Retreat 2022

Friday 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Batya Levine will lead us is in a musical Kabbalat Shabbat before shabbat begins. Saturday Melaveh Malka, Game, and Movie Night 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Games led by Eshel Toronto  8:30 pm - 10:30 pm Queer Jewish Film Making with Jeremy Borison and Raye Schiller Two […]

Marry Me However – Baltimore – Virtual Event Only

Baltimore Community Screening of"Marry Me, However" Sunday, January 23, 2022Baltimore, Maryland The film screening and panel discussion of "Marry Me, However" has been changed to an "online-only" event.  Please register to receive the login information. The suggested donation is $10. You will be able to make your donation after registration. DepositFixForm.init({ formId: 'dff8f74a-9d10-4c50-bc63-45b44d20c523', portalId: '7837587', […]

Soon By Q Happy Hour & Trivia

Come unwind and hang out with other young LGBTQ+ Jews at the next Soon By Q bar trivia! We’ll gather over drinks and participate in some friendly competition with NYC Trivia League’s virtual trivia.  Click here to register; the Zoom link will be sent upon registration. Soon By Q is Eshel's new initiative to build […]

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 […]