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Nurturing Your LGBTQ+ Child in Jewish Spaces

Are you a parent, caregiver, guardian, or cherished elder of a child or young person who is part of the Jewish LGBTQ+ community? Do you want to learn more about how to celebrate them as they move through Jewish settings and milestones, and connect with other families doing the same? Moving Traditions, Keshet, and Response for Teens have teamed up to host three sessions for those parenting Jewish LGBTQ+ children and teens:

Session 1: Wednesday, June 29 from 7- 9pm
Learn more about various terms and concepts relating to LGBTQ+ identities and about Jewish values that encourage us to fully embrace those with LGBTQ+ identities in our communities.

Session 2: Wednesday, July 13 from 7- 9pm
Through the framework of uplifting authentic relationships and accountability, learn about the importance of allyship, equality and how to combat microaggressions and queerphobia in family and in the community.

Session 3: Wednesday, August 3 from 7- 9pm
Jewish lifecycle events have been historically gendered. Learn how Judaism is and should be a space to bend these gender norms and bring home tools to provide a place for your child to bring their full selves.

All sessions will include opportunities for Q&A, and for community-building among family members.

Sessions will meet in-person and virtually (hybrid) at Sketchpad, 4411 N Ravenswood Suite 300 Chicago, IL 60640, and will have a virtual option. Each session is free to attend but registration is required.

Vaccination (including at least one booster) and masks required.

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4411 N Ravenswood
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Chicago, IL 60640

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