Websites of Organizations
www.awiderbridge.org - A Wider Bridge. A Wider Bridge seeks to inspire Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Jews to deepen their Jewish identity through connection with Israel and to develop stronger connections between the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) communities in Israel and North America.
www.batkol.org - Bat-Kol. A religious lesbian organization 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.eshelonline.org – Eshel. An organization working to build understanding and support for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people in traditional Jewish communities.
www.havruta.org.il/english - Havruta. Offering social and support networks for religious LGBT people in Israel. Beyond being a safe haven, Havruta actively works to inform and educate the religious public about LGBT issues in their communities.
www.huc.edu/ijso/jhvrc – Jeff Herman Virtual Resource Center on Sexual Orientation Issues in the Jewish Community. A resource of the Institute for Judaism and Sexual Orientation of Hebrew Union College.
You must register to use this website but registration is free.
www.glbtjews.org – World Congress of GLBT Jews – Keshet Ga’avah. Comprehensive list of Jewish GLBT organizations, synagogues, resources, books, and films.
www.jqyouth.org - JQY. JQY is a social/support group made up of frum/formerly frum* gay, bi, trans and lesbian Jews ages 17-30. They meet regularly for monthly meetings and informal social get-togethers. In addition, there are an anonymous online discussion groups. JQY is based in New York, with members all over the world. Their Yeshiva Inclusion Project helps people find out whether an Israel Program is appropriate for them.
www.keshetonline.org – Keshet. Resources, information, events, links, guide to Jewish GSAs, Hineini film resources.
www.nehirim.org – Nehirim. A nonprofit organization devoted to building community for GLBT Jews, partners, and allies through retreats and other programs which celebrate GLBT culture and spirituality, and empower GLBT Jews to become active voices in their home communities.
www.nujls.org – The National Union of Jewish Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Intersex Students (NUJLS). An organization that seeks to empower Jewish LGBTQQI students to feel proud of and affirmed in all their identities. NUJLS hosts an annual Spring conference for queer Jews from across the United States and Canada.
www.orchayim.org - Or Chayim. Or Chayim is a start-up Shabbat & holidays community experience for unaffiliated, traditional and Orthodox LGBTQ Jews. Located in New York City’s Upper West Side. Spiritually uplifting Orthodox minyan, hot kiddush, three course kosher Shabbat & holidays dinner. Check the website for meeting dates and times.
www.orthogays.org - Resources for Gay & Lesbian Orthodox Jews. A short collection of resources, including contact information for the Gay & Lesbian Yeshiva Day School Alumni Association.