The World Congress of GLBT Jews
WORLD CONGRESS OF GLBT JEWS - KESHET GA’AVAH
The World Congress aims to be a networking resource for LGBTQ Jews from around the world to connect, engage, and support on local, national, continental and global levels. The Hebrew subtitle Keshet Ga’avah – Rainbow of Pride – emphasizes the importance of tradition and diversity to the World Congress.Our Mission
Buenos Aires Shabbaton, March 16th – 19th 2017
The World Congress is traveling to Buenos Aires, Argentina to be in community with our member organization JAG (Judíos Argentinos Gays) and support their efforts in Latin America. We have a packed four days planned for our joint Shabbaton (find the full schedule here)! This shabbaton is open to anyone who wants to join; we especially encourage representatives from our member organizations to come out to join us and be present during our board meeting!
Interviews with our Member Organizations
Interviews conducted by David Azouley
The best way to stay connected to international organizations is online. Our new website, created by a volunteer, works to highlight current member information. Among our new features is the map of our members: an interactive map powered by google that allows you to click and drag around the world. Members will have the opportunity to feature their events on our website as well as update their organization’s page. David, one of our volunteer, also conducts interviews with organizations around the world to highlight their unique triumphs and struggles. With constant contact with our member organizations, we look forward to co-sponsoring events with our members. In 2015, we teamed up with the Jerusalem Open House for An Evening of Art in Los Angeles. CBST hosted a Day of Interfaith Dialogue with the World Congress in 2016. Check back soon to learn about our future events in Buenos Aires and Paris!
The World Congress of GLBT Jews has a rich and impressive history. Over 40 years old, the World Congress of GLBT Jews has responded to worldwide fluctuation in LGBTQ Jewish communities, policies, and politics. Check out our archives to learn about our involvement in the UN and our bold history of volunteers and member organizations. Despite the acceptance of LGBTQ Jews in places around the world, there are still many communities that need the support of an international community. If you were once involved in the World Congress and have photos or publications from the past, please contact Gabrielle Kirsch from Meet Our Team. We hope you enjoy the new features of this website and are reminded of the continued importance of such an organization.Our Archives