Connecting to the LGBTQ Community | Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia

Connecting to the LGBTQ+ Community

JFCS can be your connection to the LGBTQ+ community

Are you new to the Philadelphia area?

Are you a newcomer to the LGBTQ community?

Are you hoping to re-affirm or re-connect with your Jewish identity?

For Jewish members of the LGBTQ community, Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia is the resource where meaningful connections begin. At JFCS you’ll find a safe and affirming network in which to celebrate your Jewish identity and be welcomed into a supportive environment.

We Help Make It Possible

  • Build friendships
  • Celebrate pride together
  • Extend your family circle

We embrace a diverse spectrum of the LGBTQ community and invite you to become part of that community at our events, through JFCS volunteer opportunities and through our programs.

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.

Dear Ally

Dear Ally is an 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.

We can learn from others’ questions. Submit your letter anonymously and it will be publicly posted with our response so that other readers are supported.

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

Inclusion Training & Coaching Services

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia works each day to help strengthen the lives of those in our community. We do this through outreach to individuals as well as to organizations.

Click here to learn about our LGBTQ training and coaching services.

JFCS Non-Discrimination Policy

ACAF Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia 2015- 18x24 (1) (1)JFCS clients have a right to be treated with dignity and respect; free of all discrimination, including that which is based on race, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, national origin, or disability; and not subject to any verbal, sexual, emotional, or physical abuse; or harsh or unfair treatment. To the extent possible, JFCS will make every reasonable accommodation to serve you consistent with our program services.