Friday, May 30, 2014

JQY Pre-Pride Outdoor Brunch! 6/29/14

JQY Pre-pride Outdoor Brunch!
Time: 9:30am – 11:15pm
Location: Bryant Park, 42nd St. between 5th and 6th ave.
Cost: Free!

Open To All!

JQY is sponsoring a free brunch in Bryant Park before the parade, so whether you are planning on marching, watching, or not even attending the parade, make sure you come for some good food and some even better company!

Pride Shalosh Seudos in Central Park! 6/28/14

Pride Shalosh Seudos in Central Park

Time: 4pm-7pm
LocationSheep Meadow, Central Park - ~67th street on the west side of the park
Cost: Free!

Join JQYouth and Glydsa in the northwest corner of Sheep Meadow in Central Park for an afternoon of outdoor socializing. Look for the yarmulkes under the shade of the big tree. Some food and drink will be provided; you are encouraged to bring a kosher snack (fruit, cake, chips, jarred gefilte fish, or whatever floats your boat) or a bottle of soda/juice to share. Dress comfortably. Bring a blanket if you want. Map and information on (No rain date. Water fountain and restrooms nearby.) 

LGBT Community Shabbat Dinner 6/6/14

Rodeph Sholom LGBT Shabbat Dinner

Date: Friday, June 6th
Time: Service – 6-7:30pm, Traditional Shabbat Dinner – 7:30-11:30pm
Location: Congregation Rodeph Sholom7 West 83rd Street, (Between Columbus and CPW)

Cost: $40 ($25/students) for reservations and payments made byMONDAY, 2 JUNE BEFORE12:00 NOON. $48 ($30/students) thereafter (on a space available basis).

Reservations: Reservations & payment are made through the JCC in Manhattan by calling 646.505.5708 or online at

Vegetarian (Vegan) by request beforeMonday, 2 June.

Schmooze with 250+ LGBTQ Jews, celebrate Shabbat and its traditional rituals and eat a delicious kosher meal. If you are single, this dinner will be a wonderful place to find a nice Jewish girl/boyfriend. If you are coupled, there is plenty of schmoozing and fun as well. After dinner, the room will be open until11:30 p.m. for dessert, Israeli wine, cocktails and more schmoozing. Before dinner, join Rodeph Sholom for its 18th Annual LGBTQ Pride Shabbat Service.

6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Rodeph Sholom’s 18th Annual LGBTQ PRIDE SHABBAT SERVICE. The guest speaker will be Idit Klein ofKeshet, a national organization working for the full inclusion of LGBTQs in Jewish life.



Shabbat synagogue attire requested.

Dinner cosponsored by the Rodeph Sholom LGBTQ Committee, the JCC in Manhattan & UJA, partnered with JQY, GLYDSA, CBST, JQ International, & Eshel.

Shavuot picnic in Central Park! 6/4/14

Shavuot Picnic in Central Park

Date: Wednesday, June 4th
Location: Sheep Meadow, Central Park - ~67th street on the west side of the park

Cost: Free!

Join JQY and GLYDSA in the northwest corner of Sheep Meadow in Central Park, in the shade of the big tree (see map here or here). Look for the blue-and-white-striped blanket. Bring kosher snacks or soft drinks to share. Dress comfortably. Bring a blanket if you like. (Free, of course.)

Rain date: Thursday, June 5.

LGBT Cluster at Celebrate Israel Parade!!! 6/1/14

LGBT Cluster in the Celebrate Israel Parade!

Come join the LGBT Cluster in the Celebrate Israel Day Parade!
Time: 11:00 AM Sharp
Location: Fifth Ave. between 53rd & 54th Street.

Meet community members and allies of all ages and backgrounds.
JQY, CBSTKeshet, Mosaic, Eshel, and A Wider Bridge all team up for this amazing event.

We will dance down 5th ave and celebrate with the rest of the Jewish World. 

Free T shirt and brunch at line up!11:00am-11:20am.

Please RSVP to and include your t-shirt size: S, M, L or XL.

This year we are in the BEGINNING of the Parade, so get there on time or you will miss us.