Exhibit Closing Celebration Our beautiful photo exhibit, This Is Bay Area Jewry, is hanging in the social hall of Beth El in Berkeley. We are planning a closing celebration for the exhibit. Please join us for a reception with refreshments at 2pm. There will be a brief tour of the exhibit at 2:15 pm. At…Read More »
Happy Pride Month!
Thanks to Keshet for this lovely sign. I don’t have a huge amount of data about LGBT Jewish couples, but I do have the results of a survey done a few years ago of the East Bay LGBT Jewish population. Of the LGBT Jews in relationships 89% were in an interfaith relationship. If you didn’t…Read More »
This Is Bay Area Jewry – terrific evening
The photo exhibit This Is Bay Area Jewry opened last night in Oakland. Three of the individuals who participated in the portraits spoke about how they see themselves, their community and their hopes for an increased understanding of the tremendous diversity that we have here in the Bay Area Jewish population. The exhibit will hang…Read More »
This Is Bay Area Jewry!
Tonight the photo exhibit, This Is Bay Area Jewry, will hold it’s opening reception. We’ll begin at 7pm with some wine and cheese. Have a brief tour of the exhibit at 7:15, more wine and nibbles. Then at 7:45pm 3 of the groups who participated in the exhibit portraits will speak about their reasons for…Read More »
Welcoming LGBT people – Say it loud & proud
I’ve been pleased and impressed by Rabbi Larry Milder‘s clear statements about acceptance within his synagogue, Beth Emek of Pleasanton. Here’s another good one that he sent to his congregation. Are You Gay? Lesbian? Transgender? We Welcome You! I am heterosexual. I expect my synagogue to be accepting of my gender identity. I was born…Read More »
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…Read More »