The Aleph Project connects GLBT Jewish youth ages 13-21 with Jewish life and experience, while working in partnership with synagogues and Jewish community centers to create positive, inclusive, and affirming activities for GLBT Jewish youth. The Aleph Project also offers programs and activities for young adults in their 20's and 30's. Click here to learn more.
Youth Meetings and Events
What is a Jewish Response to Bullying? Join us to plan a National Coming Out Day School Awareness Campaign for synagogues, schools, Hillels, and Jewish Community Centers! Your input is needed to create the posters and theme for this year's NCOD campaign! Meetings start Thursday, May 2nd. To get involved, call Karen Taylor at 516.323.0011.
Upcoming meeting topics:
Thursday, May 23 from 6-7 pm:What are Jewish responses to bullying? We'll break into small groups to identify important points that we want to share with our congregations about why bulling is a Jewish issue.
Thursday, May 30 from 6-7 pm:What did the rabbis say? We'll do some text study about bullying.
Thursday, June 6th, 7:00 p.m. Join The Aleph Project at The Friedberg Jewish Community Center for a South Shore Pride Celebration! Meet other youth from Gay-Straight Alliance Clubs, and celebrate LGBT Pride together. The Friedberg JCC is located at 15 Neil Court in Oceanside. For more information or to volunteer, call Karen Taylor at 516.323.0011.
May 19-21 2013: Keshet Training Institute for LGBT Inclusion.
This training intensive is designed for Jewish professionals and lay leaders seeking to improve their organization's capacity to create inclusive Jewish communities. Training includes: 1) understanding definitions and terms; 2) community organizing skills-building; 3) adapting inclusive Jewish values in existing curriculum; 4) action planning; and 5) setting reasonable goals for change. Cost is $180 with a 25% discount if two or more people attend from the same institution. Click here to register Or contact Karen Taylor at 516.323.0011 for more information.
The Aleph Project celebrates Jewish holidays with the support of LIGALY and The Network. Chanukkah and Purim parties, the annual GLBT community Passover seder, and other celebrations bring together GLBT Jews of all ages, along with their friends.