LGBTQ+ - JFCS of Greater Philadelphia

Dear Ally

LGBTQ Initiative Program Manager Galia Godel explains Dear Ally, the anonymous online question and answer forum for Jewish lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, parents and family members of LGBTQ individuals, and professionals who have questions pertaining to their work with the LGBTQ community.

Resilience In The LGBTQ Movement

LGBTQ Initiative Program Manager Galia Godel offers insight into how resilience is fostered in LGBTQ individuals and how friends, family, and allies can support the building of resilience across all areas of a person’s life.

LGBTQ Community Resources & Support

A conversation on how the current public health crisis is affecting the LGBTQ+ community. Topics include isolation and loneliness due to COVID-19, coping strategies to deal with anxiety and stress, and platforms and resources for keeping the LGBTQ+ community connected.


Virtual Support Groups

LGBTQ+ Peer Support Group
This group builds ona a foundation that all participatns are experts in their own identities. No one member of the LGBTQ+ community has all of the answers – we need to work together to create a healthy and healing space. These meetings begin by focusing on the experience of the LGBTQ+ community during the COVID-19 crisis, but will have a flexible approach to subject and needs. This group meets via Zoom. Click here for more information.

LGBTQ+ and Allied Jewish Teens
Tzelem is a social and educational group for Jewish LGBTQ+ and allied teens. We’ll connect through our queer identities, and discuss topics like life transitions, health relationships, body positivity, self-compassion, mental health, Jewish identity, and more! This group meets via Zoom. Click here for more information.

J.Proud Jewish Philly LGBTQ Consortium

J.Proud  is committed to working together as a collective agent of change to raise awareness, educate, and advocate for the diverse needs of the Jewish LGBTQ community while building relationships with allies in the Greater Philadelphia area.

J.Proud’s Consortium of members, including Jewish organizations, synagogues, schools and other institutions, are committed to creating, nurturing, and supporting a comprehensive net of LGBTQ-inclusive programs and resources for the Jewish LGBTQ community in the Greater Philadelphia area. J.Proud hosts events throughout the year for the LGBTQ community, their families and friends in an effort to create spaces that foster building community and pride in being Jewish and LGBTQ.

Click here to visit the J.Proud website

Click here to visit J.Proud on Facebook

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