JQY JQY (Jewish Q***r Youth) is a nonprofit organization supporting and empowering LGBTQ Jewish youth.
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You're invited to join the JQY family in a Seudat Simcha celebrating the Sheva Brachot of Bennett & Isaac!Let's rejoice ...
01/08/2024

You're invited to join the JQY family in a Seudat Simcha celebrating the Sheva Brachot of Bennett & Isaac!

Let's rejoice in this q***r simcha together!
For anyone ages 13-23

Please RSVP by Monday, Jan 15 at jqy.org/simcha
Dairy dinner will be served

*Please note that this Seudat Simcha will be happening instead of regularly scheduled drop-in center on 01/18

Drop-In is cancelled tonight due to multiple positive covid cases at JQY. We apologize for the late notice and look forw...
01/04/2024

Drop-In is cancelled tonight due to multiple positive covid cases at JQY. We apologize for the late notice and look forward to seeing everyone next week!

If you are interested in meeting with a JQY mental health staff member tonight, you can sign up for a virtual check-in at jqy.org/checkin

For anyone 13-23

Come pull out all the stops at the JQY Karaoke night! Grab the mic, choose your q***rest anthem, and let the good times ...
01/03/2024

Come pull out all the stops at the JQY Karaoke night!

Grab the mic, choose your q***rest anthem, and let the good times roll! From chart-toppers to throwback classics, we've got a song for every mood. Sing solo or team up with your friends for a show that'll leave everyone cheering!

Performing isn't really your thing? We'll need folks on tech, crew, props, and a cheering audience!

We'll also be celebrating all of our January birthdays!

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Join us in-person from 6:30pm-9:30pm EST at our WeWork building at 135 w 41st street.

No need to register for in-person drop-in, just show up! We’ll have plenty of pizza and ice-breaker questions to go around.

If you need assistance with transportation to drop-in please apply at jqy.org/travelrequest
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To sponsor a night of Drop-In Center, visit: jqy.org/sponsordropin

JQY Open Office HoursTuesday’s 6:30-7:00pm ESTEach Tuesday we open our offices virtually to anyone who would like to ask...
01/02/2024

JQY Open Office Hours
Tuesday’s 6:30-7:00pm EST

Each Tuesday we open our offices virtually to anyone who would like to ask a question about JQY, suggest a program, give us feedback, or speak directly with a member of the JQY team.

This time is open to the public and welcomes all ages and backgrounds.

Register at jqy.org/officehours

Women's+ Space Meetup Tuesdays at 7:30pm ESTFacilitated by Suri!Men's+ Space Meetup Tuesdays at 8:30pm ESTFacilitated by...
01/02/2024

Women's+ Space Meetup Tuesdays at 7:30pm EST
Facilitated by Suri!

Men's+ Space Meetup Tuesdays at 8:30pm EST
Facilitated by David!

Women’s+ Space: A group to discuss and connect over what it’s like growing up as a young woman in the Orthodox community. Anyone who feels that they personally could benefit from being in this space belongs in this space.

Men’s+ Space: A group to discuss and connect over what it’s like growing up as a young man in the Orthodox community. Anyone who feels that they personally could benefit from being in this space belongs in this space.

Apply at jqy.org/groups for Zoom link

JQY Affinity groups are for ages 13-23, You do not need to identify as any particular gender, sexuality or religion to be a part of a group, but we do ask that you respect the mission of each space.

No drop-in center this week! See you next YEAR! 2024!!!!
12/27/2023

No drop-in center this week! See you next YEAR! 2024!!!!

Join the JQY virtual book club, where we will read and discuss this month's book pick, “Little & Lion" by Brandy Colbert...
12/21/2023

Join the JQY virtual book club, where we will read and discuss this month's book pick, “Little & Lion" by Brandy Colbert

Head to jqy.org/bookclub to sign up and let us know where to send your copy of the book!
SIGN UPS WILL CLOSE ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26th!

The next Jewish Q***r Book Club meeting will take place virtually on Tuesday, January 16th, at 7pm EST

For anyone ages 13-23

”Life is com­pli­cat­ed for six­teen-year-old Suzette. She’s returned from board­ing school on the East Coast to spend the sum­mer with her fam­i­ly in Cal­i­for­nia, and has a lot to fig­ure out about her­self and her life before return­ing to school in Sep­tem­ber.

It’s not easy being black and a seri­ous Jew — a com­bi­na­tion her peers don’t under­stand. It’s not easy crush­ing on an old guy friend and, at the same time, crush­ing on a new girl­friend — espe­cial­ly when her broth­er likes the same girl. Most ter­ri­fy­ing of all, her beloved step­broth­er has been diag­nosed with bipo­lar dis­or­der and is mak­ing some dan­ger­ous choic­es.

What is faith and trust in anoth­er all about? When does fear of betray­al give way to com­mon sense? Suzette faces moral dilem­mas that begin to fright­en and over­whelm her. She is sure of absolute­ly noth­ing at all."

Unleash Your Creative Side!!Join us at Drop-In this week for a knitting & crochet circle. All yarn crafts are welcome! B...
12/20/2023

Unleash Your Creative Side!!

Join us at Drop-In this week for a knitting & crochet circle. All yarn crafts are welcome! Bring your supplies and join the for a relaxing night of creating and schmoozing.

Don't have your own supplies? No worries, we'll have plenty available!

And join us for our NEW monthly series called Career Conversations! College aged JQYers will have the opportunity to learn from people in the community about different careers and what it is like to be LGBTQ and Jewish in the working world!

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Join us in-person from 6:30pm-9:30pm EST at our WeWork building at 135 W 41st.

No need to register for in-person drop-in, just show up! We’ll have plenty of pizza and ice-breaker questions to go around.

If you need assistance with transportation to drop-in please apply at jqy.org/travelrequest
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To sponsor a night of Drop-In Center, visit: jqy.org/sponsordropin

Get ready for our second Trans Nonbinary+ Program with q***r poet and herbalist - Ester EckhausLayer up and join us as w...
12/20/2023

Get ready for our second Trans Nonbinary+ Program with q***r poet and herbalist - Ester Eckhaus

Layer up and join us as we bring in the winter with a short walk around Prospect Park!

We will learn about the local nature, gather around a fiery lantern, and end the event indoors with some tea/snacks and a small project! Gloves and hand warmers will be provided!

Sunday, December 24th at 3:00PM-6:00PM (ish)
Meetup Spot: BROOKLYN- exact location provided upon RSVP

jqy.org/trans

Facilitated by Tali with guest - Ester Eckhaus

Ages 13-23

You do not need to identify as any particular gender, sexuality or religion to be a part of an affinity group, but we do ask that you respect the mission of the space.

12/18/2023
We can’t stop thinking about our q***r Chanukah party last week!! 🏳️‍🌈🕎🏳️‍⚧️ Check out all the photos on our facebook!
12/18/2023

We can’t stop thinking about our q***r Chanukah party last week!! 🏳️‍🌈🕎🏳️‍⚧️

Check out all the photos on our facebook!

12/18/2023
For our second Trans Nonbinary+ Space meetup, we will be doing a creative writing exercise! Bring a pen and paper or you...
12/14/2023

For our second Trans Nonbinary+ Space meetup, we will be doing a creative writing exercise!

Bring a pen and paper or you can even scribble down some thoughts in your phone. Looking forward to seeing you there, and as always, if you feel you belong in this space YOU DO!

Tuesday, December 19th, 7:30pm EST, virtual
Facilitated by Tali
Sign up at jqy.org/groups

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Trans/Nonbinary+ Space: A group to discuss and connect over what it’s like growing up Trans/Nonbinary in the Orthodox community. Anyone who feels that they personally could benefit from being in this space belongs in this space.

JQY Affinity groups are for ages 13-23, You do not need to identify as any particular gender, sexuality or religion to be a part of a group, but we do ask that you respect the mission of each space.

No drop-in center this week. We'll see you next week!
12/13/2023

No drop-in center this week. We'll see you next week!

Come celebrate the first night of Chanukah with us at the drop-in center! We'll have Sufganiyot, candle lighting, and wh...
12/06/2023

Come celebrate the first night of Chanukah with us at the drop-in center! We'll have Sufganiyot, candle lighting, and who knows, you may even walk away with a Chanukah present (hint: you DEFINITELY will!)

We'll also be celebrating all of our December birthdays!

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Join us in-person from 6:30pm-9:30pm EST at our WeWork building at 1460 Broadway.

No need to register for in-person drop-in, just show up! We’ll have plenty of pizza and ice-breaker questions to go around.

If you need assistance with transportation to drop-in please apply at jqy.org/travelrequest

Join us for the annual Q***r Community Chanukah Party as we celebrate Chanukah with music, dancing, schmoozing, drinking...
12/05/2023

Join us for the annual Q***r Community Chanukah Party as we celebrate Chanukah with music, dancing, schmoozing, drinking, and delicious holiday food!

Eat fresh fried latkes from our latke fry bar, munch on scrumptious sufganiyot (jelly donuts!), have a l'chaim at our open wine bar (21+), and of course, dance the night away to our famous JQY DJ mix featuring a variety of hits from Lady Gaga and Britney Spears to Miami Boys Choir & Mordechai Ben David!

Tickets are NOW available for purchase! jqy.org/chanukah (https://crm.jqyouth.org/form/2023-chanukah-party)
General Admission - $ 36.00
High School Student Ticket - $ 18.00

Community Partners: Eshel, Keshet, Hebro | Gay Jews, Sephardic Mizrahi Q Network (SMQN)

Please email [email protected] if the ticket price is a barrier to your participation or if paying online is an issue.

Women's+ Space Meetup Tuesdays at 7:30pm ESTFacilitated by Suri!Apply at jqy.org/groups for Zoom linkWomen’s+ Space: A g...
12/05/2023

Women's+ Space Meetup Tuesdays at 7:30pm EST
Facilitated by Suri!
Apply at jqy.org/groups for Zoom link

Women’s+ Space: A group to discuss and connect over what it’s like growing up as a young woman in the Orthodox community. Anyone who feels that they personally could benefit from being in this space belongs in this space.

JQY Affinity groups are for ages 13-23, You do not need to identify as any particular gender, sexuality or religion to be a part of a group, but we do ask that you respect the mission of each space.

Get ready for JQY's first in-person Trans Nonbinary+ Space Meetup, BUILD-A-GENDER COLLAGE NIGHT!Come get your hands dirt...
11/30/2023

Get ready for JQY's first in-person Trans Nonbinary+ Space Meetup, BUILD-A-GENDER COLLAGE NIGHT!

Come get your hands dirty making collages with books, magazines, watercolors, etc. Feel free to bring your own collaging materials to share! No experience with collaging is necessary, Collage Night is about letting your gender freak flag fly!

Registration is required to attend jqy.org/trans

Tuesday, December 5th at 6:30pm
135 W 41st, New York, NY

Facilitated by Tali
Snacks and drinks will be served

Ages 13-23
You do not need to identify as any particular gender, sexuality or religion to be a part of an affinity group, but we do ask that you respect the mission of the space.

JQY Presents:The LGBTQ+ Community Chanukah PartyNew York's q***rest Jewish community chanukah party is back at The LGBT ...
11/30/2023

JQY Presents:
The LGBTQ+ Community Chanukah Party

New York's q***rest Jewish community chanukah party is back at The LGBT Community Center!

Join us at this historic location as we celebrate q***r Jewish fabulousness. Featuring fresh latkes, an open kosher wine bar (21+), Jewish-pop music remixes and a truly inclusive crowd of all ages, identities, and backgrounds. Light the Menorah with your chosen family and new friends at the warmest party of the year.

Mon, Dec 11, 7–9 pm
Tickets are NOW available for purchase! jqy.org/chanukah
General Admission - $ 36.00
High School Student Ticket - $ 18.00

This week at Drop-In, we're diving into the art of meaningful conversations, focusing on gender, q***rness and orthodoxy...
11/29/2023

This week at Drop-In, we're diving into the art of meaningful conversations, focusing on gender, q***rness and orthodoxy, and navigating the landscape of being a q***r working professional.

Join us as we explore these topics together in thoughtful and engaging discussions!

And we are having a NEW monthly series called Career Conversations where JQYers can learn from people in the community about different careers and what it is like to be LGBTQ and Jewish in the working world!

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Join us from 6:30pm-9:30pm EST at our NEW WEWORK LOCATION 135 W 41st Street

No need to register for drop-in center, just show up! We’ll have plenty of pizza and ice-breaker questions to go around. For anyone ages 13-23

If you need assistance with transportation to drop-in please apply at jqy.org/travelrequest

Men's+ Space Meetup Tuesdays at 8:30pmFacilitated by David!Apply at jqy.org/groups for Zoom linkMen’s+ Space: A group to...
11/28/2023

Men's+ Space Meetup Tuesdays at 8:30pm
Facilitated by David!
Apply at jqy.org/groups for Zoom link

Men’s+ Space: A group to discuss and connect over what it’s like growing up as a young man in the Orthodox community. Anyone who feels that they personally could benefit from being in this space belongs in this space.

JQY Affinity groups are for ages 13-23, You do not need to identify as any particular gender, sexuality or religion to be a part of a group, but we do ask that you respect the mission of each space.

Visit the "fundraisers" tab on the JQY page to create a fundraiser for JQY or to support an existing campaign.
11/28/2023

Visit the "fundraisers" tab on the JQY page to create a fundraiser for JQY or to support an existing campaign.

Join us for the first Trans Nonbinary+ Space Meetup lead by Tali!Tuesday, November 28th at 7:30pm ESTThis will be the fi...
11/22/2023

Join us for the first Trans Nonbinary+ Space Meetup lead by Tali!
Tuesday, November 28th at 7:30pm EST

This will be the first of ongoing Trans+ programming that will be both in person and online. Bring your questions, thoughts, ideas and hopes. As always, if you feel you belong in this space, YOU DO!

Sign up at jqy.org/groups

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Trans/Nonbinary+ Space: A group to discuss and connect over what it’s like growing up Trans/Nonbinary in the Orthodox community. Anyone who feels that they personally could benefit from being in this space belongs in this space.

JQY Affinity groups are for ages 13-23, You do not need to identify as any particular gender, sexuality or religion to be a part of a group, but we do ask that you respect the mission of each space.

No drop-in center this week! We'll see you next week!
11/22/2023

No drop-in center this week! We'll see you next week!

Right now is not an easy time for so many. At JQY, our focus is Jewish q***r youth. Q***r Jewish youth are experiencing ...
11/22/2023

Right now is not an easy time for so many. At JQY, our focus is Jewish q***r youth.

Q***r Jewish youth are experiencing a heightened sense of isolation and fear. LGBTQ+ spaces they once turned to for support and community can feel scary and unsafe. Too many Jewish spaces still feel unwelcome.

We want our youth to know that they never have to check parts of their identity at the door to be worthy of support and community. At JQY, your whole self belongs. We are here for you, and continue to work so that q***r spaces and Jewish spaces celebrate Jewish q***r youth.

Men's+ Space Meetup Tonight at 8:30pmFacilitated by David!Apply at jqy.org/groups for Zoom linkMen’s+ Space: A group to ...
11/21/2023

Men's+ Space Meetup Tonight at 8:30pm
Facilitated by David!
Apply at jqy.org/groups for Zoom link

Men’s+ Space: A group to discuss and connect over what it’s like growing up as a young man in the Orthodox community. Anyone who feels that they personally could benefit from being in this space belongs in this space.

JQY Affinity groups are for ages 13-23, You do not need to identify as any particular gender, sexuality or religion to be a part of a group, but we do ask that you respect the mission of each space.

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