About Us

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 started this blog in order to share our stories of weaving together the queer and Jewish (and secular!) parts of our lives and explorations of halacha, community, dignity, yiddishkeit, gender identity and sexual orientation.

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. In addition to our e-mail discussion group and this blog, we hold events in the New York City area. Even if you are not a frum queer woman, you are welcome to join us on our Facebook page.

Are you a religious queer Jewish woman with a story to share? We are looking for guest posters, so if you would like to write something for this blog, please e-mail us.


12 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Miriam Devorah  |  June 7, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    so happy to see your site!
    what kind of writings are you looking for? I have a long article that was published in Sappho in the Holyland (Suny Publishers)
    I’d like to write other pieces if i know there is an address to do so.
    In the meantime i’ll send you this old one (8 yrs old).

  • 2. tirtzah  |  June 7, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    MIriam Devorah,
    We are looking for any writings that are brief (i.e. appropriate in length for a blog post) and are about the experience of being a lesbian or bisexual orthodox / frum woman. Personal narratives are good, as are essays exploring halacha or any other topic that relates to both Judaism and queerness. Be sure to let us know how you’d like to be credited (what name you’d like to be published under if we choose to publish your post) and a brief bio. We cannot, unfortunately, publish pieces that have already been published elsewhere unless you retain full copy rights to them. We look forward to hearing from you.

  • 3. Blue Eyes  |  July 3, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    What GLBT Jewish synagogues are in Lancaster, California, USA ?


  • 4. queeryeshivameidel  |  July 3, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    Congregation Beth Simchat Torah lists a few. I don’t know which is closest. Good luck!

  • 5. sabra  |  July 13, 2008 at 11:53 am

    This is a plesure to see this site, being an israeli who lives here I was looking for something for frum lesbians, as I belong to Bat Kol, the Israeli frum lesbian organization, i wanted something closer too.

  • 6. Elana  |  July 22, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    Fantastic! Go girl!

  • 7. Skay  |  August 22, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    I run the lgbtq program at the JCC in Manhattan and I’m so amazed and impressed with this wonderful online community.
    If you are ever looking for a place to hold an event, the JCC can be a safe space for you.

    all the best and good shabbos

  • 8. Lezeema  |  October 3, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    Your blog is quite interesting. Do you have any meetings in NYC?
    I used to belong to the Orthodykes but left a while ago but I think they have since sort of petered out.
    I heard that there is a possibility of a meeting during Chol Hamoed and I would love to attend.

  • 9. queeryeshivameidel  |  October 3, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    We are hoping to meet during Chol Hamoed (currently looking for a sukkah). To join our group go to http://groups.google.com/group/Tirtzah and apply for membership.

  • 10. tirtzah  |  October 7, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    We just posted info on our Chol Hamoed Sukkot event! You can find the details here:


    For location information, please join the Tirtzah listserve.

  • 11. Elisheva  |  November 4, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    I’ve just come across your blog. I really like it. Keep up the good work!

  • 12. Ellen Friedman  |  February 25, 2010 at 8:07 am

    I am thrilled to become part of this group.

    I would like to open a discussion on the women of the wall. I have written to Aish.com, Torah.Org, and have received no response when I have asked whether they think it was appropriate to arrest women for davening at the Kotel wearing tallit.


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