In 2016, PSR’s Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion established the Nehirim LGBTQ Jewish Roundtable. Nehirim, a Jewish LGBTQ organization founded in 2004, closed their doors at the end of this 2015 but have ensured that their programming will continue as part of several other organizations. CLGS advances this critical work by hosting a Nehirim LGBTQ Jewish clergy group, which offers networking, programs, and retreats, and a project on gender identity in halachic law.
The Walter & Elise Haas Fund generously agreed to provide funding for this transition and the first year of the program.
The Jewish Roundtable joins CLGS’s African American, Asian and Pacific Islander, Latinx, and Transgender Roundtables.