First meeting for Jewish LGBTQ+ identified teens and allies of new Tum Tum group. Tum tum is a term in Jewish rabbinic literature that refers to a person whose sex is unknown. Sposored by JumpSpark and Sojourn, this group is for teens wanting to come together in affinity and ally spaces for community, learning and connection. For more information, contact Maddy at firstname.lastname@example.org
LGBTQ Inclusion Training - April 10, 11A-2p at ROAM in Dunwoody
Building an LGBTQ-Affirming and Inclusive Jewish Community: A Look at Language, Culture, and Practices
In this interactive workshop for Jewish professionals and leaders, dive into the history of LGBTQ diversity and learn the language and terminology LGBTQ people use to describe their identities. Then, with our trained facilitators, explore some adaptive challenges that arise in building inclusive communities and consider how we might use our growing understanding of LGBTQ identity and our platforms to address these challenges.
LGBTQ Inclusion training facilitated by Justin Smolen, Keshet National Director of Youth Programs, and Rebecca Stapel-Wax, Sojourn: Southern Jewish Resource Network for Gender and Sexual Diversity Executive Director.
11 AM - 1 PM: Training 1 - 2 PM: Lunch & Networking
Join LGBTQ and ally Jewish teens from around Atlanta for a meet-up featuring dinner, amazing people, interesting programs, and more. Learn about exciting opportunities with SOJOURN and the upcoming Keshet LGBTQ and Ally Teen Shabbatonim including our Leadership Intensive Shabbaton, Sept. 6-8 at Ramah Darom in Clayton, GA, by heading to http://www.keshetonline.org/teenshabbaton
Parents, stick around for dinner and an info session about the Shabbaton!
This event is open to all LGBTQ and ally teens in grades 8-12 and their parents.
This event is hosted by Congregation Bet Haverim, Keshet, and SOJOURN, and co-sponsored by JumpSpark ATL.
SOJOURN hosts a number of events throughout the South during the year. We also sponsor local, volunteer-driven social groups in Atlanta and Birmingham whose events may not always be listed here. To check out those volunteer-planned events, visit their MeetUp pages here:
SOJOURN is a southern regional network that provides resources, education, and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals; for those who are questioning their sexual orientation and/or their gender identity; and for their families and friends.
We engage and support the larger community in sparking change through embracing full inclusion and equality of LGBT people in all of life’s arenas, with an emphasis on Jewish and universal values.