Community Resources & Links

JQ International is dedicated to creating a safe and affirming community for everyone, as are these other valuable organizations:

Congregation Beth Chayim Chadashim

An inclusive community of progressive LGBT and heterosexual individuals, their families and friends, with programs for all ages.
Website: bcc-la.org
Telephone: 323.931.7023

Congregation Kol Ami

A Reform synagogue with extensive GLBT outreach programs.
Website: kol-ami.org
Telephone: 323.606.0996

Nashuva

A new non-denominational soulful Jewish community open to all.
Website: nashuva.com

Institute for Judaism, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion

Developing Jewish Leaders who create inclusive and welcoming communities and address the unique issues of LGBT people and their families in the Jewish world.
Website: huc.edu/ijso
Telephone: 213.765.2140

JAGS at USC

The Jewish and Gay Student community at USC.
Website: uschillel.org

JQUEST: Jewish Queer Students at Tufts and their allies
Website: www.tuftshillel.org/jl-sg-jquest

Los Angeles Hillel Council

The foundation for Jewish campus life.
Website: hillel.org

Mishpacha at UCLA

A community of LGBT Jewish students at UCLA.
Website: mishpacha.net

NUJLS

The National Union of Jewish LGBTQQI Students

Website: nujlsonline.org
Telephone: 202.449.6647

Jewish Family Services

A multi-service agency whose goals are to strengthen and preserve individual, family and community life by providing a wide range of needed social services to the community.
Website: jfsla.org

JPride

San Diego’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Jewish Community
Website: jpride.lfjcc.org

JQYouth

a social/support group made up of frum/formerly frum* gay, bi, trans and lesbian Jews ages 17-30.
Website: jqyouth.org

Keshet

Ensuring that gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Jews are fully welcomed and included in all parts of the Jewish community.
Website: keshetonline.org
Telephone: 617.524.9227

Kol Tikvah

Temple Kol Tikvah (Voice of Hope) was founded in 1994 in a merger between two West San Fernando Valley Reform synagogues: Temple Emet and Shir Chadash — The New Reform Congregation. Temple Kol Tikvah, and Rabbi Jon Hanish are the founders of JQ International’s Teen JQSA program.

Website: www.koltikvah.org
Telephone: 818-348-0670
Address: 20400 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 91364

 

The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Center

Provides a broad array of services for the GLBT community.
Website: laglc.org

Nehirim

Nehirim builds authentic spiritual community for Jewish members of sexual and gender minorities.
Website: nehirim.org

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays [PFLAG]

Provides support to the families of GLBT persons to cope with an adverse society, to enlighten an ill-informed public and the advocacy education confronting the issues of discrimination and harassment.
Website: pflagla.org 

Project Chicken Soup

A volunteer organization that provides kosher meals to people living with HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles County
Website: projectchickensoup.org

SOVA Food Pantry Program

Jewish Family Services operated three food pantry and resource center facilities: one in the Beverly-Fairfax are, one in West Los Angeles, and one in the San Fernando Valley.
Website: jfsla.org

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation

An organization dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.
Website: glaad.org

Human Rights Campaign [HRC]

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve GLBT equality.
Website: hrc.org

Lambda Legal

A national organization committed to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of GLBT people andthose with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
Website: lambdalegal.org 

Keshet Ga’avah

The World Congress of GLBT Jews
Website: glbtjews.org

AIDS Project Los Angeles

An organization dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by HIV disease; reducing the incidence of HIV infection; and advocating for fair and effective HIV-related public policy.
Website: apla.org

AIDS Service Center

A full-service agency offering cutting-edge answers to the complex problems of the disease, helping people rebuild lives with a wide array of vital services.
Website: aidsservicescenter.org

Congregation Kol Ami HIV Support

A telephone and email HIV support line and support group.
Telephone: 323.606.0996 Extension 108
Email: hiv@kol-ami.org

The Jerusalem Open House

Provides a broad array of services for the GLBT community of Jerusalem.
Website: gay.org.il/joh

Judios Argentino GLBT [JAG]

JAG encourages the development of the GLBT Argentine Jewish Identity by creating a framework of freedom, respect and openness to dialogue.
Website: jagargentina.org

Masa

The information source for long term programs in Israel.
Website: masaisrael.org

“The Other 10%” – HaAsiron HaAcher

The GLBT student organization in Jerusalem.
Website: gay.org.il/asiron

 

Anti-Defamation League

ADL’s ultimate purpose is to secure justice and fair treatment to all citizens alike and to put an end forever to unjust and unfair discrimination against and ridicule of any sect or body of citizens.
Website: adl.org

Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

The Federation is the central planning, coordinating and fundraising body for 18 local and international agencies that offer the entire community a road range of humanitarian programs.
Website: jewishla.org

Jewish Free Loan Association

JFLA is a nonprofit agency assisting people of all faiths facing financial challenges.
Website: jfla.org

Beit T’Shuvah

Substance abuse treatment services and halfway house.
Website: beittshuvahla.org

Suicide Prevention Hotlines

Telephone: 877.727.4747
Telephone: 310.751.5372

Trevor Hotline

The Trevor Helpline is geared toward helping those in crisis, or those wanting information on how to help someone in crisis from highly trained counselors and all calls are free and confidential.
Website: thetrevorproject.org
Telephone: 866.488.7386
Telephone: 800.850.8076

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