Out at the J: LGBTQ Programs

The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan empowers and connects the LGBTQ Jewish community through social and cultural events, lectures, museum and theater trips, and support services. We are committed to building a welcoming, inclusive environment that allows you to meet new people and build community. In addition to JCC programs, our relationships with multiple partner groups enable us to serve a diverse community of all ages, genders, and sexual orientations.

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Niche Groups
Out at the J Niche Groups

Niche Groups

Nice Jewish Boys NYC (NJB)
Join us for monthly programs, including happy hours, speakers, discussions, and more for LGBTQIA-identified men, trans, genderqueer, and gender-nonconforming Jewish people and friends in their 20s, 30s, and early 40s. Sign up for emails here.

Nice Jewish Girls+ (NJG+)
Join us for monthly programs, including happy hours, speakers, discussions, and more for LGBTQIA-identified women, trans, genderqueer, and gender-nonconforming Jewish people and friends in their 20s, 30s, and early 40s. Sign up for emails here.

Other Niche Groups
We also offer prgrams for LGBTQ families, older adults, and more. If there is any programming that you would like to see happen at the JCC, please reach out to Mark Labadorf at mlabadorf@jccmanhattan.org

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Partner Programming + Support
Partner Programming

In addition to individual programming, we pride ourselves on partnering with many LGBTQ organizations across New York City. Whether we’re collaborating on events or hosting other groups in our space, we cherish our historical relationships across the community.

Men Having Babies
These monthly seminars bring experts, parents, and surrogates together with representatives of leading clinics and surrogacy agencies from around the U.S. and beyond. For more details, visit menhavingbabies.org.

Ma'agal: The Keshet NY Women's Group
A support group for Jewish women facing questions of sexuality, gender, and religion. The group is oriented toward lesbians, but all women are welcome. Each meeting is facilitated, and includes sharing and discussion. Most meetings will also feature a guest speaker. Confidentiality, support, and compassionate listening are central values. For questions about the group, please contact Chani Getter at chani@chanigetter.com.

JQYouth
A dynamic, fun, and thought-provoking social group for Jews from traditional backgrounds, ages 18–30. Come for discussion and a chance to meet new people. For more information, visit jqyouth.org.

PFLAG
This organization offers support groups for parents, families, and friends of LGBTQ people, as well as LGBTQ people themselves. PFLAG offers a safe place to share experiences and connect in a continuing process of learning, acceptance, and celebration.

TransFamilies Project
Issues of gender identity are distinct from sexual orientation, and PFLAG NYC's Trans Parents Group is an environment that addresses the topics specific to parents of trans individuals. This group meets quarterly. For questions about the group, please contact group moderator Judy Sennesh through PFLAG NYC at info@pflagnyc.org.

Help us continue to ensure accessible programming for everyone. Please support LGBTQ/Out at the J programs at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan.