JCC to Hold Second Annual Queer Jewish Arts Festival in June – JMORE

Date: May 12, 2022 Source: Jmore URL: https://jmoreliving.com/2022/05/12/jcc-to-hold-second-annual-queer-jewish-arts-festival-in-june/ JCC to Hold Second Annual Queer Jewish Arts Festival in June – JMORE The documentary “‘Transkids,” following the lives of four Israeli teenagers, will be presented at the Queer Jewish Arts Festival next month. (Provided photo) For the second year in a row, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore will host … Read More

Daring Discussions: Making Sense of LGBTQ+

Date: March 8, 2022 Source: JCC URL: https://www.jcc.org/event/daring-discussions-making-sense-lgbtq 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

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

Date: 2/5/22 Source: JCC.org URL: https://www.jcc.org/4fronts-parenting-unpacked-qa 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

Synagogues and Summer Camps Receive Help to Support LGBTQ Youth – JMORE

Date: June 23, 2021 Source: Jmore URL: https://jmoreliving.com/2021/06/23/synagogues-and-summer-camps-receive-help-to-support-lgbtq-youth/ Keshet staff are shown conducting an LGBTQ sensitivity and inclusion training session in a New York synagogue. (Keshet, via JTA) This story was sponsored by and produced in partnership with UJA-Federation of New York, which cares for Jews everywhere and New Yorkers of all backgrounds, responds to crises close to home and … Read More

Intersectionality takes center state at Queer Jewish Arts Festival 

Date: May 20, 2021 Source: Baltimore Jewish Times URL: https://www.jewishtimes.com/intersectionality-takes-center-state-at-queer-jewish-arts-festival/ There’s a line from the Broadway musical “Billy Elliot” that describes dancing as losing yourself while being made whole. For Baltimore theater veteran Timoth Copney, this best summarizes his beloved craft. “It’s the physicality of it. It’s the way of expressing yourself through movement, the kinetic energy you can create … Read More

JCC of Greater Baltimore to Host Inaugural Queer Jewish Arts Festival – JMORE

Date: May 17, 2021 Source: Jmore URL: https://jmoreliving.com/2021/05/17/jcc-of-greater-baltimore-to-host-inaugural-queer-jewish-arts-festival/ A scene from “Indecent,” starring Susan Lynskey and Emily Shackelford, when the Paula Vogel play was presented at Baltimore Center Stage in 2019. (Photo by Stanley Photography) For the first time ever, Baltimore’s Jewish community will present a festival celebrating LGBTQIA+ stories and experiences through film, theater, music, literature and dance. From … Read More

Baltimore’s Annual LGBTQ Community Seder to Take Place Virtually this Year

Date: March 19, 2021 Source: Jmore URL: https://jmoreliving.com/2021/03/19/baltimores-annual-lgbtq-community-seder-to-take-place-virtually-this-year/ Marc Wernick is one of the organizers of this year’s LGBTQ seder in Baltimore: “We’ve opened our tent wider, and it’s made it easier for more people to attend.” (Provided photo) Last Passover, organizers of Baltimore’s LGBTQ Community Seder were forced to cancel the annual gathering due to the COVID-19 virus. But … Read More

Baltimore’s Jewish Community Explores LGBTQ Culture Through Film and Art – JMORE

Date: January 14, 2021 Source: Jmore URL: https://jmoreliving.com/2021/01/14/baltimores-jewish-community-explores-lgbtq-culture-through-film-and-art/ The 2001 film “Kissing Jessica Stein,” starring Jennifer Westfeld (left) and Heather Juergensen, will be presented during the LGBTQ film series. As Baltimore’s Jewish community grapples with the need for greater diversity and inclusion among its organizations, congregations and schools, leaders and institutions are presenting programming geared toward the LGBTQ Jewish community. … Read More

LGBTQ film series highlights diversity within Jewish life – Baltimore Jewish Times

Date: December 21, 2020 Source: Baltimore Jewish Times URL: https://www.jewishtimes.com/lgbtq-film-series-highlights-diversity-within-jewish-life/ Beth Am Synagogue is partnering with the JCC of Greater Baltimore to bring its Jewish LGBT Film Series to the community. Scheduled to run from December to March, the online series will feature “I Was Not Born A Mistake” on Dec. 27; “Aimée & Jaguar” on Jan. 17; “Kissing Jessica … Read More

When Bubbe Met Amy: Millennial Jewish Comedians: Jonathan Branfman

Date: December 1, 2020 Source: URL: https://www.jcc.org/gordon-center/event/wisdom-studio-session-3 With Jonathan Branfman December 1, 8, 15, 22 Tuesdays, 8:00-9:00pm ESTIn Partnership with the Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia & Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta’s Innovation and NextGen teams Love Barbra Streisand and Fran Drescher? Then come learn about the next generation of Jewish women comedians: Amy Schumer (of Inside Amy Schumer), Tiffany … Read More