The Temple of Universal Judaism Congregation Daat Elohim

The Temple of Universal Judaism Congregation Daat Elohim is an open and affirming synagogue which welcomes the LGBT Community

Address: 1010 Park Avenue at 85th Street New York, NY 10028
Phone: (212) 535-0187
Website: www.tuj.org
Affiliation: Reform

Description: Congregation Daat Elohim is a growing Reform Jewish congregation with members of all ages, backgrounds and sexual orientations. Their community is inclusive and welcomes Jews, non-Jews and Jews by choice; intermarried and intramarried; couples and singles; and all who wish to worship in seeking peace, justice, righteousness and a community of concern for “repairing the world” (Tikkun Olam).

B’nai Jeshurun

B’nai Jeshurun is an open and affirming synagogue which welcomes the LGBT Community

Address: 2109 Broadway, Suite 203 New York, NY 10023-2106
Phone: (212)787-7600 ext.325
Website: www.bj.org
Affiliation: Non-affiliated

Description: Congregation B’nai Jeshurun welcomes all Jews regardless of sexual orientation. Through special activities, holiday celebrations, and opportunities for prayer and study organized by the Gay and Lesbian Committee, gay Jews can find a way back into an accepting and sensitive Judaism. We also seek to create a smaller community of support, friendship, and connection within the larger B’nai Jeshurun community. Everyone is welcome at all of our events. ASL interpretation is available by advance arrangement. For more information about what the Gay and Lesbian Committee is all about, call our voicemail: (212)787-7600 x325. If you are calling from out of town, please leave a local number or e-mail address where we may contact you.

Temple Beth-El of Great Neck

Temple Beth-El of Great Neck is an open and affirming synagogue which welcomes the LGBT Community

Address: 5 Old Mill Road Great Neck, NY 11023
Phone: (516) 487-0900
Website: www.tbegreatneck.org
Affiliation: Reform

Description: Temple Beth-El, the oldest synagogue in Great Neck, was founded in 1928. Rabbi Jacob P. Rudin served as spiritual leader for four decades. It now enjoys a membership of over 1200 families and is recognized as one of the most innovative and dynamic Reform congregations in America. We are a member of URJ – Union for Reform Judaism. This temple as a very active Gay and Lesbian Inclusion Committee (GLIC) which has a newsletter and is listed on the temple website.

Marriage Equality Hevra at B’nai Jeshurun

Marriage Equality Hevra at B’nai Jeshurun is a LGBT Synagogue & Havurot

Address: 2109 Broadway, Suite 203 New York, NY 10023-2106
Phone: (212)787-7600 ext.325
Website: www.bj.org/programs-volunteers/social-action/marriageequalityhevra.php
Affiliation: Non-affiliated

Description: To advocate for the enactment of New York State legislation that affirms the right of same-sex couples to have the same freedom to access civil marriage and to have the same lawful rights as other couples. To ensure that our federal, state and local governments fully respect the legal civil marriages of same-sex couples. To oppose all attempts including constitutional amendments and the “Defense of Marriage Act” (DOMA) to limit access to civil marriage for same-sex couples.

Congregation Beth Simchat Torah

Congregation Beth Simchat Torah is a LGBT Synagogue & Havurot

Address: 57 Bethune St. New York, NY 10014
Phone: (212) 929-9498
Website: www.cbst.org
Affiliation: Non-affiliated

Description: Congregation Beth Simchat Torah is New York City’s synagogue for the New York metropolitan area’s 200,000 gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Jews, as well as our families and friends. Founded in 1973, and under the leadership of Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum since 1992, CBST has become the largest GLBT synagogue in the world and arguably one of the most influential. CBST is an important voice in Judaism; in the worldwide discourse on the nature of religious community; and in the movement to secure basic civil rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in the United States and throughout the world.

The Gay & Lesbian Yeshiva Day School Alumni Association

Yes, it’s possible to be gay and frum.
Here you’ll find information and resources. Go to www.glydsa.com

What does the Torah actually say about homosexuality and sex? How can I reconcile being frum and gay? Are there other frum lesbian and gay Jews out there? Where are they?

The Gay and Lesbian Yeshiva Day School Alumni Association (GLYDSA) meets monthly in New York City for discussion and socializing. For more information and a schedule of upcoming meetings, click the GLYDSA button.

Contact GLYDSA –

By Phone: (212) 780-4656

By phone: Recorded information can be obtained anytime by calling us at (212) 780-4656. You can also leave a voicemail message at this number; please let us know when would be the best times to reach you, whether we may leave a message in return, and anything else we need to know in order to be discreet in returning your phone call.

To send us e-mail, write to GLYDSA@hotmail.com. (You can click on the words “mail us at GLYDSA@hotmail.com” and, depending on how your web-browser and computer are configured, some e-mail program will probably pop open and try to present you with a message already addressed to us. Otherwise, copy or type the address into a new message in your preferred e-mail program.) We keep your e-mail address confidential–we will never share it with anyone, period.

Please join our confidential e-mail list to receive information about meetings, events and news of interest to the LGBT Jewish community. Again: we do not share your e-mail address–ever. Write to GLYDSA@hotmail.com and ask to be added to the list. (Again, you may click on the words “mail us at GLYDSA@hotmail.com”.)

By email: GLYDSA@hotmail.com

Congregation Rodeph Sholom

Welcome! Congregation Rodeph Sholom is a welcoming spiritual community. We strive to educate and inspire children, youth and adults to participate actively in worship, Torah study and Jewish life experience, and to put Reform Jewish religious and ethical principles into action. We seek to enrich the lives of our members, contribute to the continuance and vitality of the Jewish people, and Tikkun Olam – to help “repair the world.”

Our Heritage

Welcome to Congregation Rodeph Sholom, one of New York’s most distinguished Reform congregations. We are an extended family of people who care about each other and our community.

Congregation Rodeph Sholom was founded on the Lower East Side of New York in 1842. The eighty founders were members of a Bikkur Cholim society known for its care of the sick and needy.

Rodeph Sholom has always sought to blend the teachings of our Jewish heritage with the best lessons of modern culture. We are proud of our beautiful worship services, our commitment to social action, and our emphasis on Jewish education for people of all ages.

Rodeph Sholom’s rich history includes two moves: to Lexington Avenue at 63rd Street in 1891 and to our present home at 7 West 83rd Street in 1930. This Temple House and Sanctuary, designed by renowned architect Charles B. Meyers, was dedicated on Purim, March 1930. The architectural style follows the Romanesque of the 11th and 12th centuries. Beautiful, yet simple in design, the Sanctuary enhances our sense of reverence, as attention is directed to the Ark housing our Torah scrolls and the engraved Hebrew words:

“Know before whom you stand.”

In 1875, the congregation began using a Conservative service with organ music and a choir. In 1901, Rodeph Sholom joined the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (now the Union for Reform Judaism), becoming part of the Reform movement.

Our congregation made history in 1970 by establishing the first Reform Jewish Day School in North America. In 1988 the School moved into our building on West 84th Street, and in 1993, we acquired new property on West 78th and 79th Streets to expand our school, community and religious activities.

Remaining true to our name, which is Hebrew for “pursuer of peace,” Rodeph Sholom takes great pride in our history and is hard at work to fulfill the promise of our future.

Congregation Rodeph Sholom is a welcoming spiritual community which strives to educate and inspire children, youth and adults to participate actively in worship, Torah study and Jewish life experience, and to put Reform Jewish religious and ethical principles into action.

We seek to enrich the lives of our members, contribute to the continuance and vitality of the Jewish people, and Tikkun Olam ? to help “repair the world.”

Please explore our website and learn about all that Congregation Rodeph Sholom has to offer.

Our website

7 West 83rd Street New York, NY 10024 Phone: 212.362.8800 Fax: 212.877.6526

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