Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION

City hosts World conference of GLBT Jews in July

  • Print

WINNIPEG will fly an international rainbow flag this summer when it hosts the 21st World Conference of GLBT Jews, the first Canadian city to do so.

The conference, which runs July 5-7 at the Winnipeg Convention Centre, is presented by the World Congress of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Jews, which has around 50 member organizations in Argentina, Australia, Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Mexico, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States, as well as Canada.

The vision of the organization is to "nurture an environment where Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Jews worldwide can enjoy free and fulfilling lives," according to a news release.

The Hebrew subtitle, Keshet Ga'avah (Rainbow of Pride) emphasizes the importance of Hebrew and Israel to the world congress.

According to the release, the local organizing committee recognized that Winnipeg, as home of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, is "bashert" (Yiddish for "meant to be") as the place to celebrate diversity.

The conference, expected to draw up to 200 attendees, will feature keynote speakers Joy Ladin (Through the Door of Life), Jay Michaelson (God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality) and Leslea Newman (Heather Has Two Mommies, A Letter to Harvey Milk).

For a complete schedule, visit www.keshetldorvdor.com.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition March 22, 2013 D2

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Soca and Reggae Festival and Weekend Weather

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • Aerial view of Portage and Main, The Esplanade Riel, Provencher Bridge over the Red River, The Canadian Museum for Human Rights and The Forks near the Assiniboine River, October 21st, 2011. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) CMHR
  • Bright sunflowers lift their heads toward the south east skies in a  large sunflower field on Hwy 206 and #1 Thursday Standup photo. July 31,  2012 (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

What's your take on a report that shows violent crime is decreasing in Winnipeg?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google