IDF won't ask new recruits for their opinion on LGBTs

Posted on April 16th, 2018
By Uzi Baruch, Arutz Sheva


IDF receives order not to ask new recruits for their opinions on LGBTs, whether women should serve in combat roles.


Israelis arriving for a personal interview at the IDF's draft office may not be asked for their opinions on female combat soldiers or the LGBT movement, IDF Ombudsman Major-General Yizhak Barik (Res.) told the IDF's Meitav Unit (Reception and Sorting Base).

Continue reading.

Growing Up Gay in Christian Russia

Posted on April 9th, 2018
By Emma Davis for Jewcy


And finding solace in Judaism.


I met Vladimir Mukhotaev, 28, at the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, where he helps low-income New Yorkers access food stamps. After he provided translation for an article I was reporting, I asked him about his path from Russia to the United States. He explained that he had followed his husband to New York and had never planned to leave Russia. I was intrigued: how could he feel so warmly towards his homeland as a gay man? And what had led him to Jewish social work after he was raised Eastern Orthodox? Vladimir’s story is below in his own words.

I was born in Russia in 1989. My native city is Orenburg, which is very close to the Kazakhstan border, but I moved to Moscow when I was 10.

Continue reading.

CANADA’S FIRST LGBTQ JEWISH SUMMER CAMP TO OPEN THIS SUMMER

Posted on April 2nd, 2018
By Susan Minuk for CJN

 


Canadian Young Judaea is launching a new overnight summer camp for LGTBQ Jewish campers called Machane Lev.

Machane Lev, which will be Canada’s first Jewish camp for LGBTQ youth, will be housed at Camp Shalom in Gravenhurst, Ont., and will run from Aug. 19-26, for kids aged eight to 16 years old. Machane Lev is committed to being an inclusive Jewish summer camp that celebrates identity, encourages creativity, enhances leadership skills and evokes a love for Israel and the Jewish community. Machane Lev mean “Camp Heart” in Hebrew.

Continue reading.

Pages

New To Pittsburgh?

Looking for a new Jewish home in your new city? Learn more about our services and what it's like to be a part of the Rodef Shalom family.

Get to Know Us

Contact Us

4905 Fifth Avenue, Shadyside
(412) 621-6566

Get Directions

"My House shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples." Isaiah 56:7