November 19, 2020 via Zoom. Check back in late October for the time and registration information.

The Transgender Day of Remembrance, TDOR, was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28th, 1998 kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Rita Hester’s murder — like most anti-transgender murder cases — has yet to be solved.

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The World Congress is an amazing networking resource for LGBTQIA+ 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. We have member organizations worldwide, hold annual board meetings and host regionals and world conferences on subjects of interest to LBGTQI+ Jews and their allies. The World Congress: Keshet Ga’avah strives to be the voice of LBGTQI+ Jews worldwide.
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What We Do

Global Advocacy

The only truly global LGBTQIA+ Jewish organization with our volunteers reflecting the diversity of our member organizations from all over the world. We lend our collective voice to advocacy initiatives and support efforts of other global LGBTQIA+ organizations.

Recent Social Actions/Social Justice Efforts:

  • 2018: Outreach to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu supporting equal surrogacy laws for all Israelis
  • 2018: Supported equality language in the United Nations International Crimes Against Humanity Treaty
  • 2019: Supported United Nations mandate to address violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity

International Conferences

Sydney, Australia

Rome, Italy

25 conferences. Our first conference was held in Washington D.C. in 1976. We went to Buenos Aires in March 2017 with JAG, Paris in September of 2017 with Beit Haverim, Rome in March of 2018 with MDKI and Sydney in 2018 with Dayenu.

Community Outreach

We reach out to remote Jewish communities. In 2010, we helped translate training packages for LGBTQIA+ inclusion delivered to Buenos Aires. We connect smaller organizations with larger ones in hopes of achieving global equality for LGBTQIA+ Jews.

  • 2019: 25th World Conference in Sydney, Australia, first event of its kind in Asia/Pacific
  • 2019: Outreach to Modern Orthodox Yeshiva in New York supporting their initiative for gay inclusion
  • 2019: Supported educational forum in Brazil focused on the challenges faced by LGBTQ+ Jews in today’s world
  • 2020: Regional European Conference to support and provide networking opportunities to LGBTQ+ Jewish organizations and Rainbow Jews throughout Europe
  • 2020: Outreach to communities in Brazil and Spain to support efforts to organize

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