The LGBTQ department was one of the first two program areas developed at the JCC. When the JCC as a whole considers its expanding community, creating a safe, inclusive space for LGBTQ issues and people is an essential part of what we do. Although JCC programs are open to everyone; this department is especially designed for the LGBTQ community.
The LGBTQ program includes a blend of social and cultural programs designed especially for the needs of our constituents. We combine monthly groups targeting Queer Youth, Yeshiva Alum, those seeking a spiritual connection, and men over 40 with special events celebrating Gay Pride, Jewish & Secular holidays. We also debut feature films highlighting the LGBTQ experience often through a Jewish or Israeli lens. We have been expanding out LGBTQ programming to include singles' programs, walking tours, writing classes, life coaching workshops, panel discussions of relevant issues and mind-body classes. Our programs are appropriate for the old, young, partnered, single, child-raising, religious and secular. Our community has no entrance requirement.