This month’s online cafe we are partnering with Jewish LGBT+ Group and KeshetUK and we will be hearing the stories of LGBTQ+ Jews in our community.
We will learn about what Jewish LGBTQ+ community has looked like in the UK over the years, as well as hearing stories from the following members of the Jewish LGBT+ group:
Natalie Collins, David Rubin, Peggy Sherwood MBE, Edward Teeger and Russell Vandyk
The Jewish Gay Group (JGG) was founded in 1972 when a small advert in Gay News attracted the astonishing total of 190 people to a public meeting at the West Central Jewish Club to set up the new organisation. Since then the Group has gone from strength to strength, changing its name to JGLG (Jewish Gay and Lesbian Group), celebrating their 44th anniversary in 2016 and finally changing its name again to the Jewish LGBT+ Group.
JW3 provides a safe space for anyone who identifies as LGBTQ+ or are currently exploring their identity. We will continue to host online LGBTQ+ cafes to create a regular sense of community and to explore issues relating to being LGBTQ+ and Jewish. This event is suitable for those who identify as LGBTQ+ and are aged 18 to 35.