The grant will be used to fund a queer book club run by the Eshel chapter in Baltimore. The grant will allow the chapter to purchase books and hosts meetings culminating in an event with the author at, and in concert with, Netivot Shalom. The book is A Rainbow Thread by Noam Sienna.
The goals of the book club are to create meaningful dialogue around queerness in Judaism and energize the chapter. These goals will be met if the club attracts at least ten members, participants continue to attend meetings, and the talkback with the author draws a larger crowd than the club itself.