Two Upcoming Events

On May 31st, JQ Baltimore is going to be a part of the Community Block Party at the JCC in Owings Mills! We are going to have a table there, and are looking for people to help us with manning that table and providing information and resources to people who come by. If you would like to help us with that, please email us. We hope to see you at the Block Party!

Our second event is the following Sunday, on June 7th.

Join Our Facebook Group!

Have you always wanted to vounteer with JQ Baltimore? Do you have ideas for events and activities that you want to make happen? Do you want to talk to other people who also want to help?

If so, please join our Facebook Group in order to keep track of opportunities and ways you can volunteer with JQ Baltimore! We'd love to have your unique skills help us create more programs!
Have a Blessed Passover!!

-JQ Baltimore

Important Queer Seder News!

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Deadline for Queer Seder tickets has been extended!!

That's right! You can now purchase tickets until midnight on Saturday (March 21st) night!

We want to make sure that you can join us on the evening of Wednesday, March 25th, so we've pushed the deadline back. You can purchase tickets and find further information on the EventBrite page, and be sure to tell your friends!

We are looking forward to seeing you. There's a seat for everyone who registers!

Queer Seder Ticket Sales End March 20th!

Don't forget to get your tickets, you have a little more than a week left before registration closes!

We'd really love to see you there and have you bring your unique experiences and thoughts to our seder!

Go to the tab in order to register and pay, as well as information about our lovely co-sponsors.

The Wild Rumpus Purim on March 5th!

Click the poster to be taken to the Creative Alliance ticket page!

JQ Baltimore Skates!

Ice isn't always a bad thing...If you have ice skates!

Come show off your skills (or maybe just find someone to help you up when you fall).

The event on Facebook

Patterson Park Ice Skating Rink
(200 South Linwood Ave. Baltimore, MD 21224)
Admission is $4, skate rental is $2.

Sunday, February 8th 3 pm to 5 pm

JQ Baltimore and Repair the World join to create 8 Flaming Night!

Come out for dreidel playing, candle making, and letter writing to mothers and children and family detention centers on December 14th from 7pm to 9pm at Bolton Street Synagogue.

Please bring an admission gift of clean secondhand winter apparel or a $5 donation


Our Campaign For Youth!

More information and how to contribute can be found at the "Campaign for Youth" tab of the website.
The more money we raise, the more institutions that we'll be able to help!

Share the Journey with JQ Baltimore and Keshet Parent and Family Connection!

Are you the parent of a LGBTQ child? JQ Baltimore and Keshet Parent and Family Connection are holding a Parents' Cafe on Tuesday, October 28th at 7pm. Come talk and share with other Jewish parents who also have the experience of raising LGBTQ children.
RSVP by October 26th to

Come Join Us on October 25th!

Email us an RSVP if you'd like to attend. If you are interested in bringing a dish or dessert, please fill out this sheet saying what you'd like to bring.

JQ Baltimore Goes to the Theater!

August 14, 7PM - Join us for opening night of MotherSON at the Baltimore Theatre Project, 45 West Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.  

Jeffrey Solomon’s acclaimed solo play is about a Jewish mother and son navigating the coming out journey. 

Enjoy a pre-show Wine and Cheese Reception (Dietary Laws observed, $5 donation suggested) at 7 pm followed by the performance at 8 pm. After the show, there will be a Talk Back and Q&A with Jeffrey Solomon and area rabbis, about the topic of LGBTQ inclusion in our Jewish community.  

*Special discount price for JQ Baltimore affiliates this evening of only $12.00 (normal ticket price $22). DEADLINE FOR DISCOUNTED TICKETS: AUG 12!

To order tickets:, choose the August 14 performance, click on the "Buy Tickets" button and enter Coupon Code JQBMS, click redeem. The discounted price will then be available.

Jeffrey Solomon's award-winning solo play was inspired by his mother's poignant, and often hilarious, journey out of the closet as the parent of a gay son, within the context of a tightly knit Jewish community. The story traces her evolution from grief stricken mother turning up at a support group for parents of gays, to marching with her son in a pride parade. Critically acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic, Emmy nominated writer-performer Jeffrey Solomon plays both mother and son in a performance. Time Out London calls,"Profound, witty...Disarmingly Funny and Deeply Moving...a tour de force!" Provincetown Banner says, "It reveals, in its most intimate moment, a gay son who has forged such an incredible loving relationship with his Jewish mother that he is lifted spiritually.”
Pride Shabbat Dinner

June 13, 2014 - As part of a weekend of Pride celebrations, we'll be having our own Pride Shabbat dinner. Details coming soon. Please plan to participate in this special event for our local Jewish Queer community.

Lag B'Omer Bonfire

May 17, 2014, 9:15PM - Join us for a special Havdalah ceremony, followed by a bonfire and sing-along to celebrate Lab B'Omer! We'll provide soft drinks and ingredients for s'mores. BYOB and anything you'd like to roast over the fire. Musical instruments encouraged. RSVP to and to get directions. Location is near York and Cold Spring.
LGBTQ Sedar - Celebrating Our Freedoms

April 8, 2014, 6:30PM - We are excited to partner with the GLCCB for an inspiring pre- Passover seder, led by Rabbi Gila Ruskin. Also open to allies and families. Paid reservations required by April 3. For more information…. Click here.
Rabbi Panel Discussion: Sexual Orientation 

April 3, 2014, 7PM - A program presented by the Towson University Counseling Center in partnership with JQ Baltimore.  This educational event, at Towson University, is open to the community and will feature a panel including rabbis and Jewish members of the LGBT community. Click here for more details.
An Evening of Karaoke 

February 22, 2014, 8PM - LET"S HEAR YOUR BEST NOTE! Join us for a casual evening of fun and karaoke at Lane and David's home, near Druid Park. Bring something you'd like for a snack or drink. RSVP: for location. Want to help set up? Let us know that too. Tell your friends! See you there.
A Conversation About Same-Sex Marriage

March 2, 2014, 1-3PM - Presented by the Keshet Parent & Family Connection in partnership with JQ BaltimoreJoin us for a panel discussion to explore the process and experience of gay weddings and marriages in Jewish tradition. We'll hear from same-sex married couples, parents of gay married couples, and clergy who have performed gay weddings. For more information email Refreshments will be served. Hosted by Beth El Congregation and open to the broader community. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!!
Queer Shabbat Potluck Dinner 2014

January 10, 2014 at 7 pm - our first Queer Shabbat Potluck Dinner of the new year, 2014. Molly Amster is hosting this warm, friendly gathering at her home. Space is limited so please reply to by January 9. All food should be vegetarian. When you reply, please indicate what dish you plan to bring and whether or not it is kosher. Also, please label your dish accordingly so that we can make the dinner inclusive to all. 
JQ Baltimore Cocktail Party

December 8, 2013, 4:30-6:00 pm. Hosted by Rachel Elliot and Ray Hall, 5733 Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore. Join us for an open bar and kosher hors d'oeuvres as we get to know each other. We'll also take a look back at all that JQB has accomplished this year and discuss our aspirations for the coming year. Hope to see you there. Please email your reply to, no later than December 5. 
Hannukah Brew Haha

December 3, 2013, 7:30-9:30 pm. JQ Baltimore is proud to partner with Charm City Tribe for this unique and exciting Hannukah celebration at Union Craft Brewery. For more info, visit


End of the Year Picnic

Come celebrate with Bolton Street Synagogue, Charm City Tribe and JQBaltimore as we look towards the end of the Jewish New Year and prepare to welcome a new one. Bring your dinner and your picnic gear to 212 W Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21210 from 6-8pm to share reflections and blessings with Rabbi Jessy Gross, family and friends. Looking forward to seeing you there!

LGBTQ Community Wine & Cheese 

Join Baltimore’s growing Jewish LGBTQ community for a wine and cheese reception before viewing Melting Away. Hear from our special guest, lead actress, Hen Yanni.Event is free. Suggested donation $5. At 6:30pm, Gordon Center for Performing Arts.

Melting Away

Thursday, April 25; 7:30pm
Israel 2011; Director: Doron Eran
Hebrew, with English Subtitles; 86 minutes

When Assaf’s parents discover women’s clothing under his mattress, the teen is forced to move out. Assaf becomes a woman, Anna, singing at gay bars in Tel Aviv at night and pretending to be a nurse by day. Anna’s mother searches for her "son" after her husband is diagnosed with terminal cancer. For the first time in Israeli cinema, a feature film portrays parents who are learning to deal with a transgendered child.

Tell your parents....

Eshel Retreat for Orthodox Parents of LGBT Children

JQ Baltimore is proud to be a community partner for this national shabbaton, located in the Baltimore area. 

Where will you be for Seder?

Happy Passover

Looking for a place to go for a Passover Sedar? We can help you find a sedar that is welcoming. Email us at
General Body Meeting

Help us build our community. Hear about upcoming events and give your input on future events and initiatives.

Sunday, March 10, 2013,
B'nai Israel Congregation,
27 Lloyd Street
Baltimore, 21202