Openly gay orthodox Jews get their say, support

09.12.2011                      13.Kislev. 5772

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Openly gay orthodox Jews get their say, support

For the 1st time, support group for orthodox LGBT Jews is allowed to distribute materials, info at Orthodox mental health forum.

The 15th annual conference of Nefesh International, an association of Orthodox mental health professionals, was a study in inclusion.
Dr. Judith Guedelia, the director of Shaare Zedek Medical Center’s neuropsychology unit, became the first woman to receive the conference’s Esther Solomon Mental Health Award. Several participants noted the increased Chasidic representation. And three openly gay men for the first time were permitted to set up a table. Members of Jewish Queer Youth, a support group for Orthodox and formally Orthodox LGBT Jews, they distributed informational materials and debated — and occasionally berated — conference participants….