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My 10 Year Reflection

By Tera Greene

June 23, 2010 | 11:11 pm

Jerusalem, leading up to the Kotel, 2010

10 years ago, I stood before my fellow graduating classmates of the year 2000 and delivered another speech as I’d done at every graduation prior.  Though I think my best commencement... read on

  • Walking the Walk: Schusterman Foundation

    By Naomi Goldberg

    June 18, 2010 | 3:49 pm

    Did you know that in 29 states you can be fired just for being gay, lesbian, or bisexual?  (Click here to see what your state says).  And if you’re transgender, you can be fired in 38 states?

    Surprising, right!?!?! Laws prohibiting such discrimination in the workplace have been... read on

  • Ending Hunger as a United Community

    By Janelle Eagle

    June 17, 2010 | 11:46 am

    As a freelance filmmaker, photographer, and producer, I never know where my next gig is going to come from. I was pleasantly surprised and very grateful when I was recently hired by the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles for a temporary position as the producer of what they... read on

  • A Big Gay (Jewish) Get Together

    By Naomi Goldberg

    June 15, 2010 | 5:28 pm

    Next week, over 100 local and national Jewish lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) organizations are getting together for the first time.  And where, else, but in Berkeley!  The 2010 LGBT Jewish Movement-Building Convening is the first meeting of its kind.  And part of what... read on

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  • A Creative and Created Being

    By Janelle Eagle

    June 12, 2010 | 7:48 pm

    Last night I had 26 people join me for shabbat dinner. Not just any Shabbat… but a Transgender Shabbat. Not that Shabbat itself was trans (perhaps we welcomed a Sabbath Husband?), but we specifically invited the transgender community and their friends to join JQ International’s Trans... read on

  • A Weekend of Oneness

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    June 12, 2010 | 12:30 pm

    Every Friday night, as I sit amongst the congregation in Shabbat services, I feel blessed and filled with gratitude to work for such an amazing temple. I welcome in Shabbat each week at Beit T’Shuvah, a 120-bed Jewish residential treatment center for addiction as well as a full... read on

  • The LA Pride DJ

    By Tera Greene

    June 11, 2010 | 6:12 pm

    Happy Pride!

    I just came back from my most-awesome Taglit-Israel Birthright trip with the LA Way kids by way of Israel Experts! Hooray!  Before leaving I pondered hard, then harder, about extending my stay for 90 days.  Then the answer came as to what day and why I would have to be... read on

  • Transgender Shabbat

    By Kalil Cohen

    June 11, 2010 | 3:24 pm

    posted by Kalil Cohen

    The second transgender Shabbat dinner organized by Jewish Queer International will take place Friday June 11, 2010.  This potluck Shabbat dinner is specifically geared towards creating transgender/Jewish safe space. You don’t have to be Trans. You don’t have to... read on

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