Upcoming Events

LBGTQ & Ally Rosh Hashanah Shabbat

Join other LGBTQ and ally Jews for a traditional Shabbat Dinner to bring in the New Year! We'll have a delicious catered kosher meal, wine, music, and of course apples & honey! Purchase your ticket online now to reserve your seat! Limited space available.

09.22.17
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Today's Teens: Voices of Queer & Ally Youth

This unique, interfaith program will provide a forum for open and honest discussion with LGBTQ and Ally teens as they navigate some of the most transformative years of their lives.

10.08.17
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Past Events

Shebrew Shabbat!

JQ International is bringing back our infamous Shebrew Shabbat, an evening dedicated to celebrating Shabbat in style with women and queers from our LGBTQ and ally Jewish community.

09/08/17
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Got Guys? Shabbat!

Return of the Got Guys? Shabbat!! We're back at the beautiful home of Asher Gellis in Echo Park. Join us for a fabulous evening of drinks, dining, and celebrating shabbat in style.

09/08/17
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MusicalKabbalatShabbatDinner

Musical Kabbalat Shabbat & Dinner

Join JQ for a Musical Kabbalat Shabbat and dinner with Lets Start Davening! There will be music, delicious kosher food, wine, and davening! Guests are welcome to bring their own instruments and encouraged to join in on the jamming, dancing and singing.
07.28.17
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JQupid! A Jewish Queer Speed Dating Mixer!

Join LGBTQ Jews from all over Southern California for a magical night of wine tasting and speed dating at JQ International's amazing West Hollywood space! For Jewish and Jew-adjacent LGBTQ professionals in their 20's and 30's, this inaugural event is our colorful response to countless heteronormative dating nights, and is sure to be a blast!
08.03.17
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4th Annual Iftar Shabbat

JQ International's 4th annual Iftar Shabbat is back and this year in partnership with Temple Isaiah! The Iftar (break fast) is a meal eaten after sunset during the daily fasting which Muslims observe during the month of Ramadan. Come mingle, eat and hear the stories as we will celebrate Shabbat and the Iftar together as our community expands and promotes even greater inclusion.
06.23.17
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Lé Mingle 2017

Summer is nearing closer and closer and what better way to celebrate the beginning of the season than a Saturday in the sun with beautiful singles ready to mingle!?? That's right, Lé Mingle is your GO TO event for LGBTQ women of all ages to meet, greet, drink, and eat!

06/17/17
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Pride Brunch

JQ International welcomes you to our West Hollywood headquarters to enjoy a post Resist March brunch! Join the LGBTQ and ally Jewish community for bagels & lox, bottomless mimosas, and plenty of nosh, all while watching the march with a birds eye view from our JQlub windows.

06/11/17
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JQ Awards Garden Brunch

JQ International is proud to present the 4th annual JQ Awards Garden Brunch, our flagship event honoring the work of prestigious LGBTQ and Ally Jews in the Southern California region, for those who have brought us inspiration, betterment to our community, trail-blazed our directions and have created the highest visibility for our community.

05/07/17
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LGBTQ Passover Seder

Join JQ for our 4th annual LGBTQ Passover Seder hosted by Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue, and led by Cantor Marcelo Gindlin, with Asher Gellis, Executive Director of JQ International.

4/15/17
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LGBTQ Norooz Party!

JQ International presents the 3rd Annual LGBTQ Persian New Year’s party! This year taking place at the very swanky STK in Westwood! Join us for an amazing night of getting down Persian style with dancing, drinking, eating, and celebrating Norooz!

3/15/17
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Gelty Pleasures 2016

Now in its fourth year, Gelty Pleasures continues to be the biggest and most diverse LGBTQ and ally Hanukkah party in LA! Come celebrate 'A Very Homo Hanukkah' with signature cocktails, delicious festive bites, drag queens, special guest DJs, celebrity performances, and raffle giveaways!

12/22/16
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The LGBTQ+ Dating Lab!

The LGBTQ+ Dating Lab is a night of friendly or romantic Speed Dating, an exciting lecture on Sex, Intimacy and Judaism, drinks, appetizers, schmoozing, music and more!

12/15/16
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Trans Equality Brunch

We're holding our first ever Trans Equality Brunch in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance, which occurs annually on November 20th. A day to memorialize those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia and to bring attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community.

11/20/16
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Ally Shabbat Dinner with Sinai Temple

JQ International & Sinai Temple welcome you to our first co-sponsored Ally Shabbat Dinner! Welcoming members, friends, and supporters of the LGBTQ community, we are eager to come together for a night celebration and camaraderie as we continue to grow this invaluable work!

11/11/16
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LGBTQ Rosh Hashanah Shabbat Dinner

JQ International presents our 12th annual LGBTQ Rosh Hashanah Shabbat Dinner! This year, hosted by the Executive Director or JQ, Asher Gellis, at his home in Echo Park.

10/07/16
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Shebrew Shabbat!

An evening dedicated to celebrating Shabbat with women from our LGBTQ community. Enjoy ending your week with delicious food, drinks, friends, and fun times meeting new faces and catching up with familiar ones.

09/30/16
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Mehregan: The Persian Festival of Autumn

Join JQ International and CCE for a lovely evening of bringing in the Persian Festival of Autumn, Mehregan! Located at our beautiful outdoor space in West Hollywood, we will have food, drinks, and music of Googoosh playing all night!

09/29/16
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Guys Shabbat: For Gay & Bi Men

Return of the Gay & Bi Guy Shabbat! Back in the beautiful private outdoor garden in West Hollywood. Join us for a fabulous evening of drinks, dining, and celebrating shabbat in style. Hosted by Jonathan Grunin, Joseph Harounian, and Asher Gellis.

09/16/16
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Vegan Shabbat!

JQ International and Beth Chayim Chadashim come together for their first ever VEGAN SHABBAT! BCC will be hosting the dinner starting at 6:30PM. A lovely vegan meal will be served with services starting at 8:00PM.

08/12/16
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Iftar Shabbat 2016

Pride is a wonderful time to unite with the community at large and connect in huge, meaningful ways. We'll break the Ramadan fast with great food, Muslim and Jewish speakers, and a lot of tremendous energy.

07/01/16
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JQ Celebrates LA Gay Pride!

Join JQ for the 45th annual LA Gay Pride Parade! Come early and march with and/or join us for brunch!

06/12/16
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JQ Awards Garden Brunch

Celebrating the leaders who embody the best of the LGBTQ, ally, and Jewish communities.



05/22/16
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The May Mingle 2016

Spring is nearing closer and closer and what better way to celebrate the beginning of the season than a Sunday Funday in the sun with beautiful singles ready to mingle!?? That's right, The May Mingle is your GO TO event for LGBTQ women of all ages to meet, greet, drink, and eat!

05/08/16
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