LGBTQ Community

Find out about our MishpacHanukkah Party on Dec. 16!

JCoOC is Orange County’s central address for the Jewish LGBTQ Community and allies to connect through Shabbat and holiday programming and access educational resources and support from local and national organizations.

Mishpacha OC:
Join JCoOC at a private home for a relaxed Shabbat dinner, prayer, music and discussion. Sign up for the Mishpacha OC mailing list and we’ll send you information on upcoming Shabbat programs.

Jewish LGBTQ Resources

  • JQ International: JQ International is a lesbian, gay, bi, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) Jewish & Ally community.  They create programs and services that foster a healthy fusion of LGBTQ and Jewish Identity, which offer LGBTQ Jews, their friends, families, and loved ones the opportunity to connect with each other while fostering a strong sense of self.  JQ International also encourages and strengthens leadership, activism, and social action amongst our members in order to continue creating not only a vibrant and inclusive LGBTQ Jewish community, but also the best possible community at large.
  • Keshet: Keshet is a national organization that works for full LGBTQ equality and inclusion in Jewish life. Led and supported by LGBTQ Jews and straight allies, Keshet cultivates the spirit and practice of inclusion in all parts of the Jewish community.

Other LGBTQ Resources

  • The LGBT Center OC: The LGBT Center OC’s mission is to advocate on behalf of the Orange County Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer/Questioning communities and provide services that ensure its well-being and positive identity.
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