Jewish Journal

All the World’s a Stage

By Lia Mandelbaum

August 26, 2010 | 7:13 pm

Photo by Laurel Johnson

On August 16th, I boarded a plane along with 24 other cast members of Beit T’Shuvah’s original musical Freedom Song, heading to Minneapolis for a single performance.  I have been the... read on

  • Elulogized

    By Tera Greene

    August 24, 2010 | 3:27 pm

    The day that I was awakened to the fact that I was dying, I had recently been experiencing a plethora of vivid dreams.  Consistent processions, with each nap and every slumber, I opened my eyes to begin the day with clear narratives and images that expressed how I’d been feeling or... read on

  • Checking Boxes and Changing Institutions

    By Naomi Goldberg

    August 19, 2010 | 11:41 am

    In general, I’ve been fortunate to find Jewish spaces to be affirming of my sexual orientation.  Perhaps this is a result of self-selecting to only participate in communities that are already affirming, but whatever it is, I’m pretty thankful for it. 

    I recently moved to... read on

  • Blessing and/or Curse?

    By Janelle Eagle

    August 17, 2010 | 12:28 pm

    My dear friend, Kadin Henningsen is amazing. He is a board member at BCC in Los Angeles, a founding member of JQ International's Trans Inclusion Commitee, and has just been names as a 2010/11 Jeremiah Fellow. Needless to say he's impressive. In celebration of his achievements, I have... read on
  • Jewish Films at TG Film Fest

    By Kalil Cohen

    August 16, 2010 | 11:36 pm

    TG Film Fest, presented by the Trans/Giving arts collective, features films by trans, genderqueer, and intersex filmmakers, a
    DJ, live performances, and art for sale.  The TG Film Fest, LA’s transgender film festival, showcases entertaining, poignant, and intriguing visions from the... read on

  • Exactly Where I’m Supposed to Be

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    August 13, 2010 | 12:26 am

    Last month, I decided that I was ready to start exploring new opportunities and felt that my time working a Beit T’Shuvah should begin coming to an end.  I entered into their residential program exactly three years ago this month, and my eyes have become open to all that the Jewish... read on

  • Feeling Proud All Year Round

    By Molly Kane

    August 12, 2010 | 11:54 am

    I have experienced tremendous excitement this summer as a result of positive news for the whole LGBT community as well as the Jewish LGBT community. The accomplishments of the summer demonstrate that it does not have to be June in order to feel proud. Pride is something we deserve... read on

  • You’ve got to have faith, faith, faith!

    By Brandon Gellis

    August 6, 2010 | 9:54 pm

    Dictionary.com defines faith as:

    1.  Confidence or trust in a person or thing: faith in another’s ability.
    2.  Belief that is not based on proof: He had faith that the hypothesis would be substantiated by fact.
    3.  Belief in god or in the doctrines or teachings of... read on

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