JQY is a nonprofit organization supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual,
and transgender (LGBT) Jews and their families in the Orthodox community.
Our mission is to address the unique needs of LGBT frum* and formerly frum
Jews. JQY is dedicated to cultivating a Jewish community where no one feels alone,
bullied or silenced because of their orientation or gender identity. Special attention
is given to youth, young adults and their families; however we have programs for
JQY programming reflects the support, community building, and awareness/advocacy
needs of our community. To find out more about our programs, click the links below
or visit our programs page.
JQY is New York based, but we have members and events all over the
We Are In Every Yeshiva!
Our members come from frum communities like:
Flatbush, Kew Garden Hills,
Lakewood, Teaneck, Borough
Park, Monsey, Crown Heights,
The Upper West Side, Washington
Heights, Lawrence, Hancock Park
(L.A), Toronto, Montreal,
Golder's Green (England), Melbourne
(Australia), Johannesburg (S Africa) and
Watch this important message from JQY members about being gay and