Eshel

 

Bold Jewish Idea

Create community and acceptance for LGBTQ Jews and their families in Orthodox communities

 

What it looks like

Eshel provides training for its members to speak out as advocates for LGBT Orthodox people and their families, and creates bridges into Orthodox communities to foster understanding and support. Through community gatherings and retreats, Eshel helps its participants pursue meaningful lives that encompass seemingly disparate identities while also fulfilling Jewish values around family, education, culture, and spirituality.