Who we are
The World Congress of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Jews: Keshet Ga’avah consists of more than 25 member organizations worldwide. The World Congress holds both regional and world conferences catering to the interests of lesbian, gay, bisexual, & transgender Jews around the world. The Hebrew subtitle Keshet Ga’avah - Rainbow of Pride - emphasizes the importance of Hebrew and of Israel to the World Congress.
Since its establishment in 1975, The World Congress of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Jews: Keshet Ga’avah has held conferences all over the world. Our conferences have empowered both local and visiting GLBT Jews.
The WCGLBTJ: Keshet Ga’ava board is composed of directors from member organisations. The board meets once a year in conjunction with the world or regional conference. The 2004 board meeting held in Mexico resolved to encourage our individual members and member organisations to assist GLBT Jewish organisations in Latin America.
The World Congress recognizes the need for gender equity on our Steering Committee. To this end, member organizations are encouraged to send women and transgender persons as delegates to future board meetings.
Steering Committee Elections were held during our Board Meeting in London in 2012. Currently, the officers of the World Congress are as follows:
President: Howard Solomon, Boston, USA email: President@glbtjews.org
Vice President: Luis Perelman, Mexico City, Mexico email: email@example.com
Treasurer: Glen Chester, Los Angeles, USA email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Jonathan Falk, Los Angeles, USA email: Secretary@glbtjews.org
Officer-at-large Western Hemisphere: Barbara Goldberg, Washington DC, USA email: email@example.com
Officer-at-large Western Hemisphere: Sandy Warshaw, New York City NY, USA email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Officer-at-large Eastern Hemisphere: Soizick Jaffre, Paris, France email: email@example.com
Officer-at-large Eastern Hemisphere: Steven Valens, London, UK email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For general inquiries: email@example.com