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...
Help Amplify LGBTQ+ Jewish Life As we enter the High Holiday season of 5781, Jews around the world are preparing for a Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur as we have never experienced. Who would have thought we would hear the sound of the Shofar over Zoom? We certainly...
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...
Dear Friends, I would be remiss if I didn’t take this opportunity to reflect on today, what was supposed to happen in the world of JQ, and how it has affected the organization. Tonight, Sunday, May 3rd, was supposed to be JQ’s Impact Awards Dinner, JQ’s annual...
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 –...
Dear Friends, Like most of you, in recent days JQ’s Board of Governors and professional staff have been focused on the news of the evolving COVID-19 epidemic. This hits close to home for all of us. As a community-based organization with gatherings, celebrations,...
Moving Traditions and JQ International’s Teen JQSA are excited to partner and bring you Tzelem for LGBTQ+ Jewish teens. Moving Traditions is a national organization that emboldens
Moving Traditions and JQ International’s Teen JQSA are excited to partner and bring you Tzelem for LGBTQ+ Jewish teens. Moving Traditions is a national organization that emboldens teens to flourish by fostering self-discovery, challenging sexism, and inspiring a commitment to Jewish life and learning. This group of 8th – 12th grade teens will gather each month to learn, grow, and bond together throughout the school year.
Tzelem program offers a safe, supportive space to make new friends and explore issues like:
And much more!
For those who are familiar with Rosh Hodesh and Shevet, the Tzelem group will incorporate the best of those programs, infusing special content created specifically for LGBTQ+ Jewish teens.
Meetings will take place on ONLINE via Zoom until further notice, then they will meet at JQ’s headquarters in West Hollywood. (801 Larrabee St. West Hollywood, CA 90069)