Welcome to the Jewish LGBT Network. This is a portal for social groups, professional groups and synagogues which cater to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Jewish community.
JewishLGBTNetwork.com is here to help users like you connect and find other organizations in your area or areas you’re interested in.
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This group is 100% volunteer driven and any sponsorships or donations goes directly into the organization. Our primary hub is Congregation Emanu-El and most immediate supporters are; Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, Jewish Federation’s LGBT Alliance, Nehirim, A Wider Bridge, Keshet, Be’chol Lashon and JQ International.
Over the past 15 years Dakota has started several start-ups, consulted with organizations such as the Los Angeles Times, Amgen, Disney, Microsoft, Amazon, Grindr, Mozilla and Compaq in the US, Europe and China. He has also published articles in HR journals and four books with professional accolades from employees of Yahoo!, Intel, University of Washington, Disney, Fox, and Google. Additionally filming, producing and photographing a full-feature documentary.
Presently, Dakota works as a consultant for start-ups helping them to achieve the next level of growth. He does a lot of travel research (67 countries and counting), and in the process of creating new start-ups (see: dakotta.com). He does a great deal of tikkun olam in the Jewish community by running Kishur, a Jewish social group in San Francisco, organizing events for a program of the San Francisco Jewish Federation, he was an active member at Congregation Sherith Israel also and an active member at Congregation Emanu-El and being part of the Young Adults Leadership Committee at Congregation Emanu-El.
Poised with a difficult decision between Rabbinic school and Divinity school, Dakota had a calling to do his Masters in Divinity which stemmed from 20 countries. His education was from the Claremont School of Theology | Claremont Graduate Union, The Graduate Theological Union (Starr King School for the Ministry; Pacific School of Religion, Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Pacific School of Religion, San Francisco Theological Seminary) | UC Berkeley and finally from the Vatican’s Pontifical School – The Gregoriana in Rome, Italy. Additionally, he has taken one year of coursework in Jewish Studies and additional year in Islamic studies in the GTU, Istanbul/Konya, Turkey, CGU and other institutions.
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