Nurturing your LGBTQ+ Child in Jewish Spaces

Moving Traditions, Keshet, and Response for Teens have teamed up to host three sessions for those parenting Jewish LGBTQ+ children and teens, from the basics of LGBTQ+ 101, to Jewish life cycles and making them fulfilling for your child. The first session will be virtual and the final two sessions will be in-person at Sketchpad, 4411 N Ravenswood Suite 300 Chicago, IL 60640, and will have a virtual option. Sessions include opportunities for Q&A and community-building among family members.

If you have any questions, please contact Issac Young at issac.young@keshetonline.org.

Session 1: LGBTQ+ 101

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 7-9 p.m. CT

In our first session, learn more about various terms and concepts relating to LGBTQ+ identities and about Jewish values that encourage us to embrace those with LGBTQ+ identities fully in our communities.

Session 2: Tools for Families/Allies of LGBTQ+ Youth

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 7-9 p.m. CT

Through the framework of uplifting authentic relationships and accountability, learn about the importance of allyship, equality and how to combat microaggressions and queerphobia in family and in the community.

Session 3: Jewish Ritual and Lifecycle Events Through an LGBTQ+ Lens

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 7-9 p.m. CT

Jewish lifecycle events have been historically gendered. Learn how Judaism is and should be a space to bend these gender norms and bring home tools to provide a place for your child to bring their full selves.

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