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World Congress of GLBT Jews’ 23rd Conference by Beit Haverim

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What's in the name?

Beit Haverim

Beit Haverim

Beit Haverim means “House of Friends” in Hebrew. In 2008, Beit Haverim actually acquired a space: their literal home base!

What's in a number?

40 Years

40

Beit Haverim has existed for 40 years! In celebration, they created a 2017 calendar, a music video called “Queens of Pourim,” and published a book called “Judaism and Homosexuality: 40 Years of History with Beit Haverim.”

What's in a place?

Paris, the buzzing capital of France

Paris, France

Paris, the buzzing capital of France, has a ton to offer in terms of Queer and Jewish life. Many sessions during the conference will be held in the Marais, the heart of Jewish and Queer life!

What's in the name?

The World Congress of GLBT Jews: Keshet Ga'avah

The World Congress of GLBT Jews: Keshet Ga'avah

Keshet Ga’avah, rainbow pride in Hebrew, embodies our mission to connect LGBTQ people all over the world in order to help them realize any Jewish and LGBTQ life they can imagine.

What's in a number?

23

23rd LGBTQ Jewish Conference

In 1972, representatives from 5 different countries came together for the “First International Conference of Gay Jews.” September, we’ll celebrate the 23rd time that LGBTQ Jews have come together to support, dialogue, and inspire one another.

What's in a place?

Worldwide Partnerships

Worldwide Partnerships

The World Congress of GLBT Jews does not have a “home base.” We have volunteers worldwide who are passionate about connecting and supporting other LGBTQ Jewish organizations. If you’d like to join us, don’t hesitate to email and contact our team.

From left to right: Beit Haverim’s Star of David. Graffiti in the Marais reads “I am Jewish.” The crowd from the float during the Pride Parade in Paris, 2015. The front of the Beit Haverim float in Paris 2015. Charlie Hebdo’s edition following pride 2015 features the Beit Haverim float in cartoon.