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Sunday, February 14 • 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Coming Out as an Orthodox Parent

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A panel of Orthodox parents will discuss the challenges of having an LGBTQ child in the religious community. How does an Orthodox parent come out to their rabbi? Should they tell their friends? If so, when is the right time? What if the child wants to fulfill the dream of Torah AND Chuppah? Parents will tell their stories and present some strategies they have used to help them cope with their own challenges, as well as help their children live as an LGBTQ person in their Orthodox community.

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Linda Barat

Linda has lived her spiritual life in the three main branches of Judaism. She continues to find the balance of living as an out parent of a gay child, loving both her children unconditionally and being respectful of the Orthodox community she is a part of. Her professional background... Read More →

Emily Herzfeld

Emily Herzfeld is a nursery, religious school, and yoga teacher. She is also the mother of a gay teen who wants to belong in the Orthodox Jewish community.
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Miryam Kabakov

Executive Director, Eshel
Miryam Kabakov is the Executive Director of Eshel, an organization that supports and advocates for Orthodox LGBT individuals and their families. Miryam is the editor of Keep Your Wives Away From Them: Orthodox Women, Unorthodox Desires, a collection of writings about the challenges... Read More →
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Bernard Kabakow

Bernard Kabakow is an oncologist who had a private practice in New York up until recently, was the founder and director of Beth Israel Medical Center's Oncology Unit, and clinical professor of medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Amongst his many accomplishments, he is... Read More →
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Steve Kay Kupietzky

Steve is a founding member of Limmud NY. He served on the Board of Directors, as Treasurer, and is a past Honoree. He practiced law before becoming a Professional Skater and grew up in the Family Catering Business, Kay Caterers. He owns a Receptive Tour Operator Business and is legal... Read More →

Sunday February 14, 2016 5:15pm - 6:30pm EST