Nehirim (“Lights”) builds community for GLBT Jews, partners and allies. Its retreats and other programs celebrate GLBT culture and spirituality, and empower GLBT Jews to become active voices in their home communities.
Through this work, Nehirim welcomes GLBT Jews into the Jewish community and, in turn, builds a more vibrant, diverse and inclusive Jewish community by incorporating the gifts of GLBT people.
In June 2010, Nehirim officially merged with The National Union of Jewish Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and Intersex Students (NUJLS), the leader in programming for GLBT Jewish students. Each year NUJLS holds a national conference at a different university around the United States and reached more than 1,000 students, providing empowerment through education. www.nehirim.org