Teaneck Tirtzah Event

July 9, 2011 at 11:56 pm 2 comments

This Sunday, July 10, at 2:00pm Tirtzah members will meet in Teaneck New Jersey for an informal gathering and Torah study.  The event is child-friendly and Kosher snacks will be provided.

IMPORTANT: In order to maintain safety and confidentiality, this event is only open to members of the Tirtzah Community. See below for directions on joining our e-mail discussion list. If you do not wish to join the list and still want to attend an event you will need to e-mail us for the location of the meeting. We require women who are not on our e-mail list to speak with one of the group leaders before attending an event.

WHAT IS TIRTZAH?

We are a community of frum queer women who gather to celebrate and study our yiddishkeit. We are committed to the value of shleimut (wholeness) and to supporting one another in observing a meaningful, integrated, honest and joyful Jewish life. We operate an e-mail list for women worldwide and we offer in-person events in the New York City and New Jersey area.

HOW DO I JOIN TIRTZAH?

If you are a lesbian, bisexual or queer identified woman who is religious, observant and/or Orthodox… or is on the path to becoming more halachically observant… we welcome you to join our e-mail discussion group. We aim for it to be a positive and non-judgmental space for women who are currently frum or are becoming frum*.

To join the group, go to http://groups.google.com/group/Tirtzah. You will need to create a Google account (free of charge) if you don’t already have one.

*We use the word “frum” to mean a person who is dedicated to observing the mitzvot, and is constantly working on doing a better job of that. We use this term to refer to someone who is engaged with halacha, who is aiming to grow in their Judaism, and who is serious about it. A frum person is someone who sustains and works towards a traditional Jewish spiritual life.

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  • 1. malkie  |  November 29, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    for many years i have tried to reconcile being frum and gay. always feeling i could not be both. this internal conflict has caused me to struggle needlessly for many years. if there is a way for me to be both please teach me.

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  • 2. queeryeshivameidel  |  December 7, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Thank you for commenting. There are certainly people who find a way to be both frum and gay. You might want to consider talking to other people who are addressing similar questions by joining our e-mail list:

    http://tirtzah.wordpress.com/our-e-mail-list/

    You might also consider speaking to a rabbi, or someone you are close with about how to live the fullest, most meaningful, integrated and holy life you can.

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We are a community of frum queer women who gather to celebrate and study our yiddishkeit. We are committed to the value of shleimut (wholeness) and to supporting one another in observing a meaningful, integrated, honest and joyful Jewish life.

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