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This is
what pride
looks like.

New York’s diverse Jewish community includes more than 50,000 LGBTQ Jews and their families. We’re more committed than ever to creating supportive communities for LGBTQ people throughout New York.

Here are some of the programs made possible through our support:

  • LGBTQ Jewish Teens — Keshet in partnership with Mosaic of Westchester offers a teen leadership council, affinity groups for teens and parents, and gatherings where teens can meet and also enjoy Jewish holidays together.
  • Baby and Me — Eshel in Brooklyn helps Orthodox LGBTQ parents meet, find community, and bring their babies and young children for enrichment experiences.
  • Trans Mikvah — ImmerseNYC offers guides for trans individuals to make the ritual of mikvah accessible to all.
  • LGBTQ Law Project — The New York Legal Assistance Group LGBTQ Law Project protects the rights of the LGBTQ community and provides legal services for low-income LGBTQ New Yorkers.

Building a More Inclusive Community
“I want to feel and be part of a community, to be included.” — Sandra, an older adult who lost her wife and found comfort with the Jewish community. Read Sandra’s story.

UJAPride
UJAPride is a safe, inclusive space for people who identify as LGBTQ, who are LGBTQ allies, and who want to strengthen our community and make an impact. Join us.

“I’m ‘proud’ to be a part of the UJAPride committee and see our hard work and money benefit the LGBTQ community.” — Peter Gordenstein