The JQ Helpline is the only resource and social service referral line specifically designed to serve LGBTQ Jews, their families, and allies in the United States, as well as Canada, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
* Call us at 855-JQI-HLPS (855-574-4577) or Email us at
The JQ Helpline creates a new reality.
How the JQ Helpline Serves You
Here are the types of resources and social service referrals the JQ Helpline offers:
- Mental, Physical, and Sexual Health
- Religion and Spirituality
- Sexuality and Gender Identity
- Political Awareness and Activism
- Social Connections
The JQ Helpline ensures that our whole community has open and easy access to the resources and social service referrals that both affirm and fulfill our unique needs.
Why We Founded the JQ Helpline
There are thousands of LGBTQ Jews in Southern California who need resources and support. But before the JQ Helpline was founded, there wasn’t a place to contact that would embrace our sometimes-conflicting perspectives as Jews and as Queers. We knew there had to be a way for LGBTQ Jews to make one phone call, send one text or email, and receive the information our community needs from a trusted group of people who understand how our lives as Jew and Queers intersect: That’s the JQ Helpline.
Before the JQ Helpline, what we needed wasn’t readily available. We usually had to make a choice between a Jewish one or one that is LGBTQ. We know how it feels to be forced to choose one identity over another. We’re not forced to any longer.
Where Your Contact with the JQ Helpline Can Lead You
In addition to finding needed resources and social service referrals, the JQ Helpline invites you to participate in JQ’s religious, educational, and social programming. You can also engage with JQ’s LGBTQ Jewish advocacy work. Together, we can find ways to expand our reach in the communities we belong to and make a larger community that embraces us for everything we are.
The JQ Helpline is made possible in partnership with The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.
JQ Helpline Director
Rabbi Rachel Bat-Or, Marriage and Family Therapist
M.A. in Counseling Psychology
M.A. in Rabbinic Studies
Rabbi Rachel Bat-Or has been a spiritual leader, therapist, and teacher for over 30 years. She’s written and delivered sermons and inspirational teachings to audiences as large as a thousand at such distinguished venues as Mercer University and Wesleyan College in Georgia. She has been published in the Journal of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and presented at the Eighth National Conference on Applied Ethics in Long Beach, California and the Sixth International Symposium on Victimology in Jerusalem, Israel.
Bat-Or created and taught the Seven Steps to Healing® model, which contains personal, interpersonal, and transpersonal aspects of healing. This model emerged from her understanding that many people have a deep need to heal from trauma. She taught this model in over 40 universities and therapeutic settings and assisted hundreds of people to transform from a life filled with trauma to one that is meaningful and successful. With her writing programs, she continues to help writers, performers, and professionals to inspire and heal their audiences with their words.