As of January 1, 2018, Mosaic of Westchester is now the Mosaic LGBTQ Committee of the Westchester Jewish Council (wjcouncil.org), rather than its own organization. Pam Goldstein, WJC’s Assistant Director is now the direct contact for Mosaic. She can be reached at 914-328-7001 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mosaic’s Teen Programming is now being led by Keshet. To learn more about the teen program, contact Keshet’s new Youth Programs Associate, Amram Altzman.
Meet Amram Altzman, Keshet’s new Youth Programs Associate
Having been involved with Keshet since he was a teenager, Amram is thrilled to be returning to Keshet as Youth Programs Associate, where he works to create vibrant, empowering spaces for LGBTQ and ally Jewish teens around the country through Keshet’s Shabbatonim, and more specifically in Westchester County, New York. He is a recent graduate of the joint undergraduate program between the Jewish Theological Seminary and Columbia University, where he studied Jewish history and sociology, respectively. Amram is also a freelance writer, and spent three years writing as a contributor for New Voices Magazine, an independent, online magazine by and for Jewish college students; his writing has also been featured in the Forward, on Jewcy, and on Keshet’s own blog. He is excited to bring a passion for justice, the social sciences, experiential education, and art to his work with Keshet’s teens. Amram lives in New York with his fiancé, Jamie, and their two cats, Perle and Herschel. He likes to live his life with an unironic, unwavering love for cats, kale, coffee, and pop music.
Phone: (646) 838-4524
Come meet other LGBTQ and ally Jewish teens (grades 8-12) from in and around Westchester County to learn and workshop different ways to be effective leaders and activists in the Jewish community today, and to talk through the unique challenges of being LGBTQ and Jewish in our homes, schools, synagogues, and communities. Each meeting will focus on a different theme, and this month’s will focus on telling our stories as we look forward to the new school and Jewish years. Free and kosher dinner, snacks, and dessert will be provided.
Meet Sean, one of Mosaic’s own Storytellers