LGBTQ Initiative Program Manager
Galia Godel is the LGBTQ Initiative Program Manager and joined JFCS is 2018. She graduated from Widener University with a Master’s degree in Human Sexuality Education, and holds a Bachelor’s degree from Temple University in Psychology. Galia has been working in Jewish education since 2007, and has been educating within and about the LGBTQ community for over 5 years. She is an experienced educator and workshop leader, and uses explicit verbal communication both while teaching and while creating innovative programs and curricula.
Galia also works as a sexual behavior specialist for adults with intellectual disabilities, where she provides support to individuals and their staff members, and training in LGBTQ identities and client support.
As a member of the Philadelphia queer community, Galia is deeply passionate about providing LGBTQ cultural competency trainings for the Philadelphia Jewish community, creating and leading Jewish LGBTQ events, and working within JFCS to direct existing services towards the LGBTQ community.