Do you identify as LGBTQ? And Jewish? We want to hear from you! Your participation in a new study will help us develop programs and services to better meet the needs of members of the Toronto Jewish community. The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre and Kulanu Toronto are conducting an online survey to hear from a broad cross-section of the community, including people who actively participate in queer Jewish community, LGBTQ people seeking but struggling to find the right space within the Jewish community, and LGBTQ people who participate in Jewish community but would like more LGBTQ / Jewish-specific integration.
Your feedback will help shape programs and policies within both sponsoring organizations and the broader Toronto Jewish community. The sponsoring organizations will share core findings and recommendations with a network of Jewish organizations in the city to have the broadest impact possible.
The SURVEY will be live online until March 31, 2016.
You may qualify if you:
• live within the Greater Toronto Area;
• are between the ages of 18 and 80;
• identify somewhere on both the LGBTQ and Jewish spectrums.
Participants of all socio-economic standings are welcome. We aim to reach participants who are in different stages of both their coming out process or transition and their relationship to Judaism / Jewishness / Jewish community.
If you would like to share additional experiences and reflections with our lead researcher, please reach out to Andi Yumansky.
This study is being conducted by the Miles Nadal JCC and Kulanu Toronto with the support of Professor Randal Schnoor of York University’s Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies.
Parents and family members of LGBTQ Jews are welcome to connect with the researcher, however the focus of this phase of our study is on the experiences and voices of people who identify as LGBTQ Jews.
For more information about the study and/or to participate, please email Andi Yumansky, or by phone at 416-924-6211 x 344.
The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre and Kulanu Toronto ensure the confidentiality of all participants in this study. The survey is anonymous.