Welcome to Temicha!

Temicha is a support group for Orthodox Jewish parents of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals.

Although Orthodox young adults who are coming to terms with their sexual/gender identity have support resources available for them, parents often have nowhere to turn, and have to deal with feelings of confusion, worry, sadness, disappointment and uncertainty in isolation. We are hoping that this website and its accompanying email list will alleviate some of those issues by providing parents with a resource and an anonymous forum through which they can engage in dialogue with one another about some of the challenges involved in having a child who is gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender and provide one another with support and guidance through this difficult process.

This email list is intended as a safe space for parents to engage in dialogue related to these issues in a supportive, non-judgmental, and confidential environment. The list is co-moderated by Rabbi Yehuda Sarna, Naomi Mark, L.C.S.W., Dr. Erez Harari and Dr. Michelle Friedman.

For general inquiries, questions, comments, or concerns, please send an email to admin@temicha.org.

Temicha is sponsored by JQY,inc.
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