We are committed to the value of shleimut (wholeness) and to supporting one another in observing a meaningful, integrated, honest and joyful Jewish life.We operate an e-mail list for women worldwide and we offer in-person events in the New York City and New Jersey area. If you are a lesbian, bisexual or queer identified woman who is religious, observant and/or Orthodox…Tirtzah is proud to be a part of Eshel, which will be hosting it’s first Orthodox LGBT community Shabbaton this January.
The Shabbaton will bring together Orthodox gay Jews of all kinds (including the ex-Orthodox and ‘Ortho-curious’) to an event aimed to create a community of support, learning, growth and leadership.
The shabbaton will include shiurim, zmiros, sessions on relevant to our lives as gay and lesbian (or formerly frum) Jews, wonderful ‘geshmak’ davening, delicious organic kosher food, and plenty of time scheduled to just hang out, sit by the fireplace on Saturday night, and get to know all the members of this growing community.
We will post information about the exact schedule and faculty in November, 2010.
For directions and transportation information, please visit the Isabella Freedman website.
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or is on the path to becoming more halachically observant…
we welcome you to join our e-mail discussion group.
To offer or request a ride to the retreat, we will create a Ride Board in November.
The retreat center is available by train, and a shuttle is available for from the Wassaic train station, for the Metro North train leaving Grand Central Station at am.
The day will include sessions for developing speaking skills, understanding grant writing, conducting effective meetings with community leaders, and learning about different community organizing models that can help us engage with the Orthodox community about the issues that matter most to us.