LGBT

We Support Inclusion of LGBTQ Jews and their partners in Jewish Life

This is Pride Week in the San Francisco Bay and Building Jewish Bridges is proud to support LGBTQ Jews and their partners. Our local Jewish population studies found that the vast majority of gay Jews who are in relationships are in interfaith relationships. BJB welcomes LGBTQ couples to all our programs. To get involved in…

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Published on June 5th, 2013

Living as a Transgender Jew

Balancing on the Mechitza: Transgender in Jewish Community How can transgender people live Jewish lives when many of their significant life choices might be considered ‘un-kosher’? How do transgender Jews navigate gendered Jewish rituals such as burial and conversion? Balancing on the Mechitza, winner of a Lambda Literary Award, is an anthology by scholars, activists,…

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A Pride Shabbat at Beth El in Berkeley

Pride-B-Que Shabbat In honor of GLBT Pride and Freedom, you and your friends, family, kids, parents – along with the rest of Beth El are invited to our first annual Pride-B-Que on Saturday, June 23, 2012. Following our gay and festive Shabbat morning service – with special readings and music for the festival – we…

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Coming up at the East Bay JCC’s Oakland site

Lost in the Garment District: Jews, Gender, Dress-Up, and Drag Streisand, Hoffman, Drescher, along with Fierstein, Busch, and Angels in America. Oy vey! Between cross-dressing, drag, and a flair for the dramatic, these Jewish artists re-visit old Jewish stories with new Jewish twists. With film clips and conversation, come explore the private parts and public…

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Where We Are Heading?

Abi & Andy with their kids Lori Voices From Our Community Imagining What’s Next Activists, environmentalists, single mothers, Israelis, interfaith couples, Jews of color, spiritual seekers, grandchildren of Holocaust survivors, adopted, transgendered – describe anyone you know? Join us Sunday, Feb. 26, from 1-5 p.m. at the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto. I am…

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LGBT and Converting to Judaism Panel

Did you know that some people don’t know that you can convert to Judaism? Others figure you can’t convert if you’re gay. Wrong! Join a panel of LGBTQ folks who have converted to Judaism to learn about their process, their questions and worries. Also, how is it working out being a gay/bi/or transgendered Jew? They…

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