Strengthening and celebrating the lives of LGBTQ+ Jews and allies.

The Teen JQSA is the premiere community for LGBTQ+ and ally Jewish teens in Los Angeles.

JQ envisions a world where all LGBTQ+ Jews feel a strong sense of self, pride, and community – a place where LGBTQ+ Jews and their allies are supported by communities that embrace their needs and celebrate their unique gifts. We are here for you!


The JQ Helpline is the only resource and referral line designed to serve LGBTQ+ Jews, their families, and allies. If you are in need, the JQ Helpline is here for you.

JQ Speakers Bureau

JQ’s highly trained speakers bring their personal experiences and life stories to organizations and institutions throughout the community.


JQ’s Educational Engagements help organizations and their constituents better understand and address the needs of their LGBTQ+ and ally members through customized trainings and workshops.


The Teen JQSA (Jewish Queer Straight Alliance) is the first community-wide youth group in Los Angeles providing a vital and affirming space for LGBTQ+ Jewish teens and allies ages 13-18.

Events Calendar

From Shabbat dinners, holiday celebrations,  community-wide gatherings and educational panels, JQ offers a variety of programs and events for our LGBTQ+ and ally Jewish community! 

Persian Pride

JQ’s Persian Pride Programming is the only programming in the world specifically designed for LGBTQ+ Persians and the Persian community at large.
The JQ Helpline represents the core of JQ’s outreach and inclusion services. By launching the only dedicated helpline for LGBTQ+ Jews and their allies in 2014, JQ strives to ensure that LGBTQ+ Jews, their families, and allies receive resources and support to meet their unique needs. The JQ Helpline operates six days a week and provides support and culturally-inclusive resources to those in need in the United States and around the world.

Quick Response


Impact Story – Eli Shavalian

They say gratitude is an attitude.

Rav Oprah says one of the keys to her success is writing down what she is thankful for at the end of each day. In the talmud, a different Rav suggests that of all the things for which one could be grateful, the simple ability to be grateful is the most...

It’s not too late to support the 2019 JQ Awards Brunch!

We are aglow with the warmth of the 2019 JQ Awards Brunch this past Sunday! It was truly a spectacular celebration and we wanted to share a few highlights with you.

Celebrate with JQ and Our Inspiring Honorees on April 14!

April is here, and with it, JQ’s annual opportunity to celebrate some of the inspiring people in the LGBTQ+ and ally Jewish community!

Donate today and change lives forever.

What a year! As we prepare to usher in 2019, the JQ Board and Professional Team feel blessed and honored. Blessed with the amazing education and support services we have brought to the Jewish community and honored at the number of LGBTQ+ Jews and allies who have joined us for a year of groundbreaking community and identity-building programming.



02feb4:00 pm6:00 pmLGBTQ+ Orthodox Social & Support Group4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

09feb1:00 pm3:00 pmTzelem for LGBTQ+ Teens1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


14mar6:45 pm8:30 pmTeen JQSA - The Great Purim Escape6:45 pm - 8:30 pm 7270 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

15mar1:00 pm3:00 pmTzelem for LGBTQ+ Teens1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

15mar3:00 pm5:00 pmTell Me A Story3:00 pm - 5:00 pm 6090 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035


12apr1:00 pm3:00 pmTzelem for LGBTQ+ Teens1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

19apr3:00 pm5:00 pmTell Me A Story3:00 pm - 5:00 pm 6090 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035

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Contact us with any questions about volunteering, our events, workshops, classes, becoming or hiring a speaker, and any other topics we can help you with.


JQ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to celebrate the lives of LGBTQ+ Jews and their allies by transforming Jewish communities, and ensuring inclusion through education, support, and identity-enrichment.


JQ's work is made possible by our generous supporters

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