Looking to celebrate Pride Month with a Jewish twist? Here's how.
“Yesterday’s struggle is today’s heritage” happens to be the tagline of NYC Pride’s array of events and initiatives recognizing June as Pride Month, but it could just as easily refer to the Jewish people’s resilient history. For Jews who also identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community, as well as their allies, Pride Month is the perfect time to explore and celebrate both identities. So without further ado, here are 5 events aiming to help people do just that.
Discussion about Israel’s LGBTQ community comes to county.
Tel Aviv, according to a 2012 survey by American Airlines and the website GayCities.com, is the most gay-friendly travel destination in the world. And in a Hague Center for Strategic Studies poll from last January, the Israel Defense Forces was tapped as the world’s most inclusive army when it comes to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members serving in the armed forces.
As part of an ongoing effort to ensure that Westchester’s Jewish institutions are welcoming to LGBTQ Jews — and their families — Rabbi Steven Greenberg, who is the first openly gay Orthodox rabbi in nation, will be speaking at various venues in the county April 25-27.
Recently launched nonprofit aims to bring LGBT community into Jewish fold.
Diane Werner wants to be sure that no one in the Jewish LGBTQ community ever feels unwelcome in a Westchester Jewish organization. She can’t forget what one of her sons, who is gay, had said to her about his synagogue and day school experience: “I don’t see anyone like me.”