Monday, June 4, 2007

Upcoming Bashert Event

You’re Invited: June 21, 7pm
Roundtable Discussion: Coming Out and Staying In: Your Jewish Family and Community

For lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender (LGBT) people, coming out in a Jewish family can mean risking separation from an important part of one’s identity. Even when family members are supportive, coming out can test the entire family’s relationship to the larger Jewish community.

Bashert, the LGBT initiative of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, is sponsoring "Coming Out and Staying In," a roundtable discussion of the concerns families have when a child or other family member comes out, and how our Jewish community can become more welcoming and inclusive.

The program is open to everyone in the community who is interested, especially LGBT Jews; parents and other family members of LGBT people; and their friends and supporters.

This event is co-sponsored by Jewish Family Service.

Date: Thursday, June 21, 2007

Time: 7pm (8:15pm Kosher dessert reception)

Hillel at University of Washington
4745 17th Ave NE
Seattle , WA 98105

Rabbi Will Berkovitz, moderator (Yay! Rabbi Will!)
Robin and Sara Boehler
Dr. Ted and Andy Kohler
Don Armstrong, Jewish Family Service
Rabbi Dov Gartenberg

You may RSVP to this invitation at Please provide your name and email address. You have the option of providing your home or business address and phone number. The JFGS does not share mailing list information.

For more information about Bashert or this event, please contact Cheryl at or at the Federation on (206) 774-2231.

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