Out at the J: LGBTQIA+ Programs

The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan empowers and connects the LGBTQIA+ Jewish community through social and cultural events, lectures, museum and theater trips, and support services. We are committed to building a welcoming, inclusive environment that allows you to meet new people and build community. In addition to JCC programs, our relationships with multiple partner groups enable us to serve a diverse community of all ages, genders, and sexual orientations.

To sign up for the Out at the J email list to hear about upcoming LGBTQIA+ programming, click here.

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Partner Programming + Support

In addition to individual programming, we pride ourselves on partnering with many LGBTQIA+ organizations across New York City. Whether we're collaborating on events or hosting other groups in our space, we cherish our historical relationships across the community.

A Wider Bridge 
A Wider Bridge works through education, advocacy, relationship-building and grant-making to create equality in Israel by expanding LGBTQ inclusion in Israel, and equality for Israel by cultivating constructive engagement with Israel.

Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (CBST)
CBST is a vibrant spiritual community and a progressive voice within Judaism. Founded in 1973, CBST attracts and welcomes gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender, non-binary, queer and straight individuals and families who share common values. Passionate, provocative, and deeply Jewish, CBST champions a Judaism that rejoices in diversity, denounces social injustice wherever it exists, and strives for human rights for all people.

Eshel
Eshel’s mission is to create a future for Orthodox lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, and their families. Through its innovative and culturally sensitive programming, Eshel supports LGBTQ Jews, opening hearts, minds and doors in traditional Jewish communities.

JQY
JQY fights to ensure the emotional and physical health and safety LGBTQ Jewish Youth, with a special focus on teens and young adults from Orthodox, Chasidic, and Sephardic communities. They address the unique needs of members through social and support programming and advocacy and education efforts. JQY continues to build a community where individuals can come together to both confront their challenges and celebrate their triumphs.

Keshet
Keshet works for the full equality of all LGBTQ Jews and our families in Jewish life. Keshet strengthens Jewish communities, equips Jewish organizations with the skills and knowledge to build LGBTQ-affirming communities; creates spaces in which all queer Jewish youth feel seen and valued; and advances LGBTQ rights nationwide. 

PFLAG
PFLAG offers support groups for parents, families, and friends of LGBTQ people, as well as LGBTQ people themselves. They offer a safe place to share experiences and connect in a continuing process of learning, acceptance, and celebration. 

UJA Pride
A safe, inclusive space for people who identify as LGBTQ, who are LGBTQ allies, and who want to strengthen our community and make an impact.

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Resource Materials

The wonderful Cantor Laura Stein, has compiled a Queer Passover Seder Haggadah. You may be familiar with this Haggadah if you attended a JCC Seder in the past, but please feel free to use this as a resource during Passover.

Findings from the Hunter College Poll: New Discoveries about the Political Attitudes of Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals - Data 

Findings from the Hunter College Poll: New Discoveries about the Political Attitudes of Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals - Narrative 

Help us continue to ensure accessible programming for everyone. Please support LGBTQ/Out at the J programs at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan.