Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Annual LGBT Community Sukkot Party!!! 9/22/13

LGBT Community Sukkot Party: Drink and Dance celebration!!!

Join over 200 LGBT Jews in the JCC's huge rooftop sukkah overlooking the NYC skyline. The sukkah is a lovely, community-made, temporary cabin covered in leaves and greenery. It's big enough to invite the whole LGBTQ crew over for a crazy night of fabulous fun.

Take part in our annual sukkot-a-bration with an open bar (21+ only), delicious snacks and great friends! Come and have a soiree with old friends while making some new ones under the stars!

Open the entire LGBTQ community and allies. All ages, genders and denominations are welcome.

When: Sunday, September 22nd, 8:00pm -11:00pm

Where: The JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave. at 76th St. Rooftop

Cost: $15 General, $10 Student

To pre-register, go to or call 646-505-5708

Presented by:
JQY ( and the JCC Manhattan (

Annual Pre-Yom Kippur Teshuva Event. 9/12/13

6th Annual Pre-Yom Kippur LGBT Teshuva Shiur!

With special guest Lecturer: Rabbi Stuart Shiff, Director of Executive Learning at Aish Center New York

Topic: Navigating Orthodox Jewish Repentance without Self Hatred or Negativity

When: Thursday September, 12th 8:30pm-10:00pm

Where: The JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave. at 76th St.

Suggested Event Donation: $10 General, $5 Student

Note: payment is NOT required to attend this event

Details: The upcoming holidays are a time of reflection and repentance in the Jewish world. For LGBT Jews in the Orthodox world, the subject of Teshuva is sensitive, special and uniquely important. Join the LGBT Jewish community for a discussion about the holidays, prayer, forgiveness, and how we can make these holidays most effective for ourselves, our families, and our communities. 

Over the last 3 years JQY has been working with Aish NY to make Aish Hatorah an LGBT friendly Jewish resource and have accomplished some groundbreaking work together. This year we are pleased to have Rabbi Stuart Shiff, Director of Executive Learning at the Aish Center in NYC, facilitate this discussion and share his thoughts about Teshuva as an Orthodox Jewish Leader and recent outspoken ally of the LGBT Jewish community. 

Brought to you by the JQY Open Beit Medrash Program ( the JQY Open Beis Medrash with a tax deductible donation to JQY on our website:
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