The Jewish Rainbow Program (JRP) of the Ohel Avraham Congregation at the Leo Baeck Education Centre in Haifa provides a pathway for members of the LGBTQ community to strengthen their Jewish identity, develop leadership skills, and become active participants in Jewish communal life. It connects members of the community with Progressive Judaism and eliminates the destructive conflict between their gender and Jewish identities.
Ohel Avraham creates opportunities for people who want to reclaim their Judaism. In Israel, the dominant Jewish voice has dehumanized LGBTQ members of society for far too long, turning many people away from religion. Ohel Avraham, the leading Reform Congregation in Haifa, has been, for many years, a home for LGBTQ members. [Read more…]
On Friday, June 19, 2015, Congregation Ohel Avraham held its third annual Pride Service, led by Rabbi Gabby Dagan, Rabbi Na’ama Dafni-Kellen and Boaz Sterenberg. [Read more…]