August 2017 Editorial

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2017 will mark two nominal firsts for the World Congress: we will hold and sponsor two major international conferences instead of one. We have also launched an ambitious project of publishing a book to leave a legacy for the future generations of LGBT Jews and allies. The World Congress’s book [...]

Non è in cielo

2017-10-09T18:49:45+00:00

Non è in cielo - Havurà umanistica di Verona, Italia Non è in cielo is the first Italian organization that is a member of the World Congress of GLBT Jews: Keshet Ga'avah. The name "It is not in heaven" is inspired by Deuteronomy 30:12, as it has been recalled [...]

Bet Tikvah of Pittsburg

2017-10-09T18:49:45+00:00

Bet Tikvah Since its beginnings Bet Tikvah have addressed the social and spiritual needs of its growing community. Religious services are held at Rodef Shalom, a major Pittsburgh synagogue on the first Friday of every month. Services continue to be led by members of the congregation, creating a warm, engaged, [...]

Anakhnu: GLBT Group

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Anakhnu: GLBT Group Anakhnu is a Rady JCC sponsored group for Gay / Lesbian / Bisexual / Transgender like-minded individuals and their friends. Age is no barrier and only friendship is encouraged. This initiative is an opportunity for Jewish GLBT individuals, family members and friends to socialize, gain [...]

Leaving a Legacy

2017-10-09T18:49:46+00:00

Publishing a book is leaving a legacy for the next generations. When Frank Giaoui, president of the World Congress of GLBT Jews, contacted me to share his vision and the project, he had launched a project to record  the last four decades of the GLBT Jewish world and to bring up questions to [...]

Anti-Semitism in the LGBT Community?

2017-10-09T18:49:46+00:00

Anti-Semitism  in the LGBTQ Community? Questioning discrimination from the inside and the outside An anti-Semitic wave is rising among LGBT movements in Europe and the Americas. We saw and we can still see it rise during the various pride parades and LGBT gatherings as in Madrid few years ago and in Chicago last [...]

Angela Merkel Visits JAG in Buenos Aires

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On June 8th, we had the unprecedented visit of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel who visited the CIRA Community’s Synagogue in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Merkel visited the synagogue to inaugurate a newly restored German organ that was specially built for the synagogue in 1931 and had been broken for years. The organ restoration [...]