BJBE is a safe space for the LGBTQ community, and we welcome you with love and open arms.

Click here to listen to Rabbi Kedar's beautiful words (from 2/17/17) on how the Torah portion Mishpatim obligates us to have compassion and empathy for one another.

BJBE has 5 gender neutral bathrooms, and our clergy is dedicated to welcoming all into our community, including officiating at same-sex weddings and other lifecycle events.

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BJBE hosts the following support group in our building. Although not sponsored by our congregation, it is open and available to our members.

Second Thursday of the Month, 7:15-9:10 p.m.
PFLAG promotes the well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons, and their families and friends. All meetings are confidential; PFLAG is a safe place to talk, listen and learn. Membership is not required and there is no charge to attend. Walk-ins are always welcome. 
Contact: Sue Ginsburg, PFLAG President Deerfield Chapter, by email or by phone at 630-415-0622