Post Tagged with: "Congregation Beit Simchat Torah"

Rabbi David Bauer, director of social justice programming at CBST, speaks about his experience with HIV, in a “Voices of Community” video from the synagogue. (Screen shot via video)

First HIV Prevention Training for Jewish Clergy

Health, Jewish, Manhattan July 10, 2017 at 4:20 pm

Congregation Beit Simchat Torah organized the first training for rabbis, synagogue staff and Jewish leaders that focused on HIV treatment, prevention and stigma, reports Tablet.

JQY staff and volunteers (Photo via The Jewish Week)

A Manhattan ‘Sanctuary’ for Orthodox LGBT Jews

Jewish, LGBTQ, Manhattan June 21, 2016 at 5:27 pm

For many of the young Orthodox Jews who visit the JQY Drop-In Center, located at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in Chelsea, it is the first place “they openly identify as LGBT,” writes The Jewish Week.

Members of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (Photo via the Jewish Week)

History of an Inclusive Jewish Congregation

In the News, Jewish, LGBTQ, Manhattan October 2, 2014 at 4:19 pm

The history of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah is detailed in a new book on the 40th anniversary of its founding, The Jewish Week reports.

Big Zionist Tent: There’s room for bikers along with the Modern Orthodox youth groups and day schools that dominate the annual Celebrate Israel parade in New York. One activist says the parade should draw the line at gay marchers. (Photo by Esther Rabinowitz via The Jewish Daily Forward)

Orthodox Activist Calls for Boycott of Israel Parade Over Gay Marchers

Culture, LGBTQ, New York, Religion May 1, 2013 at 5:06 pm

An Orthodox Jewish activist upset over gay and lesbian groups participation in the Celebrate Israel parade has launched a boycott campaign, warning that LGBT’s presence compromises the “moral integrity of the parade.”