Founded in 2004, JQ International works to create community and advance greater inclusion of LGBTQ (lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer or questioning) Jews and allies through identity-building programs and services that embody Jewish values.
FIELD OF INTEREST
To mitigate the economic hardship resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and to help them achieve long-term organizational sustainability.
To invest in the long-term financial sustainability and programmatic health of JQ by implementing a strategic fund development plan, which includes increasing staff capacity, investing in new technology, and expanding its board. This will allow the organization to continue to operate and expand its life-saving programs.
Caring for LGBTQ Jews, Families, and Allies in Need provides vital resources, programming, and services to care for LGBTQ Jews, their families, and allies in need in the LA area. It partners with Eshel, an organization that focuses on engagement of LGBTQ Jews and their families from the Orthodox community.
To build the infrastructure, expand and diversify membership, and develop partnerships for the purpose of facilitating Jewish engagement, identification of leadership among the LGBTQ Jewish population, and fostering its inclusion in the broader Jewish community.