On Friday, June 20th over 175 people, representing more than 70 local and national LGBTQ groups and other professional Jewish organizations, joined in on the day long Community Conversation on LGBTQ Engagement, sponsored by UJA-Federation of New York. Over 20 community leaders, volunteers and activists in the field led several panels and discussion groups throughout the day. Diane Werner, founding chair of Mosaic, was one of four people who shared in the opening session titled: Individual and Family Journeys. Following this session, was the opening panel and discussion on LGBTQ Jewish New York and Beyond: Where We Are and Where We’re Headed? Research & Organizational Journeys.
Breakout sessions included: How can we be more LGBTQ-friendly and everybody-friendly?; How can we engage? ( Mosaic was featured here introducing our successful suburban model); How can we connect Jewishly?;How can we meet the challenges? and How can we make change?
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SOME OF THE DAY’S SPEAKERS: