To that end, we embrace a diversity of individuals of all sexualities, genders, races and abilities. We welcome a diversity of families, including single members, interfaith, single-parent, and multicultural families. Join us as we come together with open hearts to learn and grow with each other, lifting each other up to do what we never thought possible.
To keep up with all our services and events, sign up for our weekly email. Rabbi's Corner. In Jewish tradition, when we write the name of someone we love or respect who has died, we append the Hebrew letters zayin and lamed after their name.
And there are the memories of the small room at the back of the Westbeth in the West Village complex that the congregation has outgrown. The new synagogue occupies the lower levels of a landmark commercial building designed by Cass Gilbert the architect of the Woolworth Building in and converted into condos in Columns segment the interior, making the space awkward and tight: 17, square feet, chopped up into three levels.
Or Chadash was founded in in response to the discrimination and isolation experienced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Jews in mainstream synagogues. Please use the dropdown menu for more information on our community. You can find shabbat and high holy day information under worship and holidays. Read about upcoming events.
Come get to know us! You are welcome. We warmly welcome you if you are queer, straight, bisexual, gay, questioning, lesbian, asexual, confused or prefer no label at all.
Prohibited homosexual activity includes any non-platonic physical contact; even yichud seclusion with someone of the same gender is forbidden for homosexually active individuals. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jewish Quarterly Review.
Join us for our celebration of Sukkot! This year we invite you to join us at one or both of our festival gatherings. Bring the kids and have your own Sukkot craft fun!
Inthree people decided to form a group to meet the needs of Jewish gays, lesbians, and bisexuals in the Pittsburgh area. Thus was Bet Tikvah "House of Hope" created. Bythe group had grown and was regularly holding member-led services at a variety of locations in the Pittsburgh area, including a local gay-owned restaurant, the Israel Heritage Room at the University of Pittsburgh, and the homes of members.
But answering that challenge of exclusion is the work of a lifetime. Informer president Bill Clinton designated the month of June as Gay and Lesbian Pride Month, encouraging Americans to "recognize the joys and sorrows that the gay and lesbian movement has witnessed and the work that remains to be done. Since the rise of the LGBTQ movement in the s, Jewish women have played critical roles in advocating for the full inclusion of LGBTQ people in civil society, in synagogues, in history books, and in cultural, political, and spiritual life.
When Rabbi Lisa Grushcow, the first openly gay rabbi of a large synagogue in Canadawas preparing to begin rabbinical school, she faced a daunting choice: love or serving God. Her world was suddenly turned upside down in the late s while she was studying religion at Oxford on a Rhodes scholarship, and fell in love with a woman she met at a conference. This posed a problem: the conservative rabbinical school she planned to attend did not ordain openly gay rabbis. Nevertheless, overcoming prejudices can be an occupational hazard for a gay, female rabbi.