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Resources


Parent Resources:

Kirtzono
A blog intended for Orthodox Jewish parents, families and friends of young gay men and women to humbly listen and learn from each other as we navigate these uncharted waters.

Keshet Parent & Family Connection

The Keshet Parent and Family Connection is a peer run support system for Jewish parents and family members of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Jews. This support system spans the gamut of Jewish identities and affiliations, interfaith couples and families are welcomed.

Tehila
A support group for parents of GLBT people based in Israel. The association runs support groups and hot-lines throughout Israel and is linked to youth groups and projects in various venues around the country. The group also acts to promote tolerance and openness in the Israeli society.

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
Provides a safe place for parents, families, and friends of GLBT people to share experiences and to support each other.



Jewish LGBT Resources:

JQYouth

We are a social/support group made up of frum/formerly frum* gay, bi, trans and lesbian Jews ages 17-30. We meet regularly for monthly meetings and informal social get togethers. In addition we have an anonymous online discussion group. We are New York based, but we have members all over the world.
http://www.jqyouth.org/

GLYDSA: The Gay and Lesbian Yeshiva Day School Alumni Association
Our purpose is to provide a safe space for people of all ages to integrate their Jewish and gay identities, in a self-affirming, positive manner, through discussion, socializing, and other activities.

http://www.orthogays.org

Eshel
Eshel is a collaboration working to build understanding and support for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people in traditional Jewish communities through weekend retreats and other community events.

www.eshelonline.org


Tirtzah: A Community of Frum Queer Women

Tirtzah is a community of Frum Queer women. We gather online and in person to celebrate and study our Judaism, and to support one another in living integrated religious lives. We have an e-mail list, a blog, and events in the New York and New Jersey area.  http://www.Tirtzah.wordpress.com

Bat-Kol
Bat-kol – Religious Lesbian Organization was founded to allow women to fulfill both their religious and lesbian identity; to make it possible for women to live in loving relationships, to raise children without deception, but nevertheless stay committed to their religion. This organization is located in Israel.
http://www.bat-kol.org

Havruta
Havruta offers a social and support network for religious LGBT people in Israel. Beyond being a safe haven, our organization actively works to inform and educate the religious public about LGBT issues in their communities.
http://www.havruta.org.il/english

FrumGays
This list is for GLBT Jews who are or have been Orthodox, or attended Yeshivas or Hebrew Day Schools.
http://groups.google.com/group/frumgays?lnk=

Orthogays
A  list for Gay Jewish Men who are Orthodox. It was created to have a place where Orthodox Gay Jewish Men can meet or talk with others who are currently frum (Orthodox). This includes “Frum From Birth,” “Ba’al Tshuvah,” Modern Orthodox, Datti Le’umi, Haredi, Hardali, etc.
http://groups.queernet.org/index.fcgi/subscribe/orthogays

Keshet

Keshet is a grassroots organization dedicated to creating a fully inclusive Jewish community for GLBT people.

http://www.keshetonline.org

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