Jmore Juniors: KSDS Graduate Writes Book Loosely Based on Transgender Experiences – JMORE

Date: April 6, 2022 Source: Jmore URL: Author Agnes Borinsky (Photo by Molly Hagan) By Micah L., Eighth Grade Student, Krieger Schechter Day School of Chizuk Amuno Congregation Agnes Borinsky — a graduate of the Krieger Schechter Day School of Chizuk Amuno Congregation’s class of 2000 and a published author who lives in California — recently released a book … Read More

Daring Discussions: Making Sense of LGBTQ+

Date: March 8, 2022 Source: JCC URL: Virtual Event | 4:00-5:15pm (ET) Join in our new series in which we open Pandora’s box to discuss topics that some consider challenging, uncomfortable, maybe taboo, but always interesting and important. So many letters! So many terms! Join moderator James Sokol and special guest Dr. Elizabeth Schroeder to get the latest information … Read More

SONiA disappear fear to take the stage at Gordon Center

Date: February 17, 2022 Source: Baltimore Jewish Times URL: Sonia Rutstein is the lead singer of SONiA disappear fear, a band that will perform at The Gordon Center on Saturday. (Steve Tabor) !×300.jpg SONiA disappear fear, a Baltimore-based band, is known for making the listener feel connected. Absent a distinct style in her music, lead singer Sonia Rutstein said … Read More

4Front’s Parenting Unpacked Q&A 2/5/22

Date: 2/5/22 Source: URL: Parenting teenagers is hard. Parenting teenagers during a global pandemic? Near impossible. At 4Front, it has always been our mission to support teens and over the past four years, we have committed to doing so through both direct engagement with teens and with the adults who care about them. In these challenging times, 4Front … Read More

In Maryland, examining changes in American Jewish life

Date: January 14, 2022 Source: Forward URL: ! Using footage from Dangerous Liaisons, Danielle Durchslag explores the so-called “WASP drag” phenomenon, whereby the Jewish 1% emulate the Christian aristocracy. Courtesy of The Jewish Museum of Maryland The improbable hybrid of a tallit, a Jewish prayer shawl, and a sajjada, a Muslim prayer rug. A family recipe for an Iraqi … Read More

Jewish Queer Youth to open drop-in center in Baltimore area – Baltimore Jewish Times

Date: January 6, 2022 Source: Baltimore Jewish Times URL: LGBTQ Jewish youth at the Jewish Queer Youth Drop-in Center in New York City (Jewish Queer Youth) ! By Eleanor Linafelt and Andrew Silow-Carroll The New York City-based Jewish Queer Youth organization received a $1 million donation to expand its social services to Orthodox LGBTQ youth nationwide, including in the … Read More

Jewish LGBTQ nonprofit to expand to NJ, FL, Chicago, Baltimore areas – The Jerusalem Post

Date: December 27, 2021 Source: Jewish Post URL: LGBTQ Jewish youth at the Jewish Queer Youth (JQY) Drop-In Center in New York City The Jewish LGBTQ nonprofit Jewish Queer Youth (JQY) has received a $1 million USD donation from Canadian real estate developer Paul Austin and his partner Dalip Girdhar, the organization announced on Monday. The New York City-based … Read More

Jewish Museum of Maryland Exhibit Explores Themes of Security – JMORE

Date: December 16, 2021 Source: Jmore URL: Among the items exhibited in “A Fence Around the Torah” are “The Book of Life” ceramic by Val Schlosberg and the “A Rose Among Thorns: Herem” woodblock print by Judith Joseph. (Provided by Jewish Museum of Maryland) More than three years after the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, the deadliest attack on a Jewish … Read More

Jewish Museum exhibit examines how barriers can protect and exclude – Baltimore Jewish Times

Date: December 16, 2021 Source: Baltimore Jewish Times URL: Judith Joseph, “A Rose Among Thorns (Herem),” hand-pulled woodblock print, 2018 (Courtesy of Jewish Museum of Maryland) ! Marisa Baggett, “Are You Jewish,” acrylic on canvas, 2021 (Courtesy of Jewish Museum of Maryland) ! RAYJ: Ami Weintraub “We Are The Disloyal Ones,” graphic art, 2019 (Courtesy of Jewish Museum of … Read More

A First Step: LGBTQ+ and the Frum Community

Date: September 27, 2021 Source: Jewish Link URL: ! By Rabbi Yisrael Motzen/ | September 27, 2021 She hadn’t spoken to her parents in 27 years. Her siblings had intervened, her uncles and aunts had tried to reason with them, but her parents were adamant, their daughter is not lesbian. When a child sits her parents down on the … Read More