Nehirim is a unique, national community of LGBT Jews, partners, and allies. Click the image above to watch a short video about our weekend retreats.
The Nehirim East Summer Gathering will bring the best of the Nehirim East retreat (now in its 9th year!) to the smaller â€śGatheringâ€ť style Nehirimers tell us they prefer.
Nehirim is a national community of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Jews, families, and allies, committed to a more just and inclusive world. Our retreats, student programs, and community events transform lives. And we are a leading Jewish voice for equality on the national stage. Click to learn more.
Retreats and Programs
Nehirim is best known for its weekend retreats ÂÂÂâ€” transformative, fun and inclusive weekends of LGBT Jewish community and spirituality. All kinds of people come to Nehirim retreats: religious, secular, queer, straight allies, Jewish, non-Jewish partners and families, and people of all different sexual orientations, gender identities, economic backgrounds, ethnic backgrounds, and ages. Check out our Is Nehirim for Me? page to learn more or watch the video right here on the home page.
Nehirim Hires New Executive Director
Nehirim is proud to announce the hiring of our new executive director, Rabbi Debra Kolodny. Deb brings to Nehirim over thirty years of local and national leadership in LGBT organizations, including serving as National Coordinator of BiNet USA, Facilitator of NGLTF’s National Religious Leadership Roundtable, and the Executive Director of ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal. Learn moreÂÂÂ…