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Posts Tagged ‘LGBTQ’

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Megan’s Fall Television Wish List

Oy, I love the fall. Crunching leaves, crisp air, warm sweaters … Wait, I live in Los Angeles. Never mind. There is still one warm and spicy caffeinated pumpkin-flavored fall constant … TV! Now is the time to meet new shows, welcome back returning favorites and get way too excited when Adam Scott shows up…

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Jonathan H. Schwartz, pictured in front of Saint Basil’s Cathedral, located in Moscow’s famous Red Square.

From Russia, With Love

Jonathan Schwartz Special to the Jewish News Jonathan Schwartz’s surprise trip fortified his appreciation of Jewish law and informed his worldview. In early 2018, I received an invitation from Professor Howard Lupovitch, director of the Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies at Wayne State University, and U.S. District Court Judge Avern Cohn to attend the Jewish…

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Pride Parade

jns.org Under heavy police security, thousands march in Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem. Amid tensions and mass protests over equal surrogacy rights for gay couples in Israel, tens of thousands of people marched last week in what was billed as the largest-ever Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem. The march came a week after more than…

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Laying Out The Welcome Mat

Shaarey Zedek reaches out to LGBTQ+ community. Congregation Shaarey Zedek is making a concerted effort to reach out to marginalized communities, starting with those who identify as “LGBTQ+”: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, queer and any sexual or gender minority that doesn’t yet have an initial. Rabbi Aaron Starr announced the initiative in his May 26…

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The Jewish Fund Announces New Grants

At its May 8, 2018, board meeting, the Jewish Fund approved the following 19 grants: Affirmations: $74,768 for the second year of a two-year $149,536 grant to expand the LGBTQ Learning Labs for healthcare professions. Black Mothers Breastfeeding Association: $90,975 for the second year of a three-year, $270,885 grant to achieve national accreditation for its…

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Casa Valentina JET Theater cast.

Casa Valentina Crosses Gender Lines With Humor And Heart

As it leaves its longtime home in the Aaron DeRoy Theatre, the JET theatre company will be remembered for many things — not the least of which will be its season finale production, Harvey Fierstein’s Casa Valentina. Fierstein, a Tony Award-winning playwright (Kinky Boots, Torch Song Trilogy and the libretto of La Cage Aux Folles)…

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Matchmaker, Matchmaker – Jen Lipson

NJP (Nice Jewish Person) Jen Lipson Each month, The Well highlights an amazing (and eligible!) individual. The Well has agreed to share its Q & As with these amazing singles with the JN. This month, The Well has a conversation with NJP Jen Lipson. Q: How did you decide to make your adult life in…

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Temple Beth El Rabbi Mark Miller, Ari Richardson, Lily Mendelson, Tommy Sherman, Lucy Sher, Lexi Greenberger, Abigail Scavone, Donovan Brown and Debbie Morosohk, director of education.

Finding A Political Voice

Temple Beth El teens learn about advocacy on L’Taken trip to Washington, D.C. Ari Richardson, 16, a junior at Farmington High School, grew up as an active member at Temple Beth El in Bloomfield Township and is now president of its youth group. She didn’t know much about politics or policy making, but she has…

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