May Per Memory be a Blessing

May Per Memory be a Blessing

May Per Memory Be a Blessing Rabbi RBO Bat-Or, a beloved parent, grandparent, friend, colleague, educator, LGBTQ+ activist, therapist, and founder and director emeritus of the JQ Helpline & Inclusion Services, passed away on Thursday, October 1st after a brave...

Justice, Justice, You Shall Pursue

Dear Friends, Over the past few years, we’ve heard the steady drumbeat of names, one after another, of the Black Americans who have died at the hands of law enforcement. We know these reported numbers pale in comparison to actual deaths and other injustices the...
JQuarantine Update

JQuarantine Update

Dear friends, We hope you, your families, and your chosen families are all safe during these challenging times. As you have likely noticed, JQ’s transformative community-building programs, educational offerings, and support services have not just moved online –...

Impact Story – She came, Shebrewed!

From a young age, my parents instilled in me the importance of kehillah, community. In middle school, my volleyball team was my community. In high school, my youth group, BBYO. And in college, the theater department. When I moved to LA, I didn’t know anyone and for...

Impact Story – A Mother Finds Hope

Our second child is five years old and embodies all things sparkly pink and purple. This kid is very unconstrained by traditional gender expressions; he does ballet, loves his dresses and also loves Lego building and computer games. Despite his delicious and colorful...
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