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Seeking LA temple for Holy Days [04 Sep 2006|02:46pm]

cantusmagus
Hey all,
Does anyone know of a temple/synagogue in the LA area that does not charge (or charges very little) to attend High Holy Days Services? Would like for my wife & I to go to services, but we're unaffiliated, & living on 1 income presently while I finish school.

Liberal/interfaith/queer friendly would be a bonus.

Thanks! :)


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Jewish issues vs Queer issues [19 Apr 2006|05:11pm]

chaosphaere
Does anyone here feel the same way I do, that they identify far more with Jewish social and political issues than queer ones, and do you feel at times that these issues conflict with each other?

For example, I am very mainstream, politically moderate, and supportive of Israel and I find that in my area, the queer scene is very "alternative culture", and very left wing. There are times I feel conflicts in being queer and being Jewish - not because of religion, but because of politics and culture.
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Greetings :) [17 Apr 2006|12:43pm]

chaosphaere
I found this community from one of my LJ friends' profiles.

I'm 32. I'm Jewish, Reform, raised secular, and generally clueless about Judaism but still learning. I came from an interfaith family - father is of Episcopalian background.

I'm a non-traditional-age pre-med student. I'm a bookseller, and soon to be an EMT-Basic. I also live in the Burbs... East Contra Costa County, California. Because of where I live, my dominant way of meeting like minds is the internet. I've also decided that I intend to share my life with a Jewish woman.

Anyway, um... I really can't think of anything else to say. So I'll just wave hi :)
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Pesach music [03 Mar 2006|12:42am]

glitter_j
[ mood | awake ]

Hi Everyone,

I'm trying to make my relatives a CD of songs from the Seder so that they are familiar with the tunes by the time Pesach roles around.

I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations of especially good tunes, CDs etc (I have Debbie Friedman and a few others) I would also love an English version of the 4 Questions as the youngest of my cousins doesn't know any Hebrew?

If anyone would be prepared to upload any songs for me I would be extremely grateful!! Even names of artists and tracks helps. I'll happily share the finished CD with the group if people are interested.

Btw has anyone heard the Ten Plagues by David and the High Spirits? It sounds way too cheery...almost like a Chanukah song even as it's listing off the plagues.

I also heard that there is a 'make your own Haggadah' website. Does anyone have any experience of this or have any particular Haggadah references or websites they recommend?


Thank you!!




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College Student from New Orleans [24 Oct 2005|12:53pm]

lukassa2
If anyone knows of any school that is fully working with students from New Orleans who are close to graduation would you please pass on the information to me.......

many thanks and much love.
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[30 Aug 2005|01:39pm]

heathersub
excuse me while i fall over from shock
http://www.sovo.com/2005/8-26/news/national/fawell.cfm
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[18 Aug 2005|04:31pm]

miryamrain
[ mood | trepidatious ]

Hi. I'm a 33 yr old femmy lesbian. I live in Denver, CO with my four kids and sweet butch girlfriend. I am a currently unemployed cantorial soloist and my kids are unschoolers so I'm kept very busy. My girlfriend is in the process of converting with the local Recon rabbi and I am having a fight with God right now, struggling to decide what level of observance suits me these days.

I've just given in to the massive pressure to get online. We didn't even have a computer until very recently. So, I'm looking forward to making friends but be patient with me, I'm learning as I go.

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[27 Jul 2005|12:57pm]

heathersub
How do you know you're at a Chasidic wedding?
When the mother of the bride is pregnant.

How do you know you're at a Conservative wedding?
When the bride is pregnant.

How do you know you're at a Reform wedding?
When the Rabbi is pregnant.

How do you know you're at a Reconstructionist wedding?
Both brides are pregnant. ;-)
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[21 Jul 2005|12:58pm]

disconnectme
I like this community alot. I was thinking about making a Nice Jewish Girls myspace group. Would anyone here be interested? Let me know, I thought it would be a nice way to expand and meet alot of other people.
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your moderator is bored.... [06 Jul 2005|09:31pm]

heathersub
so here's some photos of me gimme some loveCollapse )
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[01 Jul 2005|02:54pm]

missmiapia
Hi you fierce fags. I am so glad to find this community. I'm in the SF Bay Area, and looking for community. Also, I am particularly interested in Sephardic Queers.
This is me: Image hosted by Photobucket.com

Friday night disco Tuesday trannyshack, actuallyCollapse )
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i'm all fuuhkllempt....talk amongst yourselves [30 Jun 2005|05:23pm]

heathersub
[ mood | disappointed ]

One of three people stabbed by an ultra-Orthodox Jew on Thursday during Jerusalem's gay pride parade. (AP)

link to the full story

Last update - 22:23 30/06/2005


Jerusalem gay pride parade halted after 3 participants stabbed by religious Jewish man

By Jonathan Lis and Amiram Barkat, Haaretz Correspondents

Jerusalem's gay pride parade was temporarily halted on Thursday evening after a religious Jewish man stabbed three participants.

The assilant ran into the crowd, stabbed one man, moved on to a young woman stabbing her hand, and then lightly wounded a third man. Police arrested the assailant and 13 other religious protesters were arrested after disrupting the order.

Some 200 religious protesters faced 2,000 participants, according to police estimates.


The parade left off from the city center offices of the gay rights group that organized it, Open House, ended several hours later.

A court on Sunday ordered the Jerusalem municipality to drop its ban on the fourth annual gay pride parade in the city, accepting a petition by Open House, Jerusalem's gay and lesbian community center.

Jerusalem District Court Judge Moussia Arad, who is vice president of the court for administrative affairs, also ordered the municipality and Mayor Uri Lupolianski to pay court costs of NIS 30,000 each.

The judge ruled that City Hall cannot discriminate against a particular public because some of its members object to that public's opinions or sexual orientation.

The director of Open House, Hagai Elad, said the court verdict is a victory for freedom of expression and the principle of equality. He promised that the fourth annual gay pride parade in Jerusalem would take place as planned and will follow the same format as last year's.

The event had the approval of the police.

Chairman of the Jerusalem Meretz branch, Saar Netanel, said he "felt tremendous satisfaction at the fact that Lupolianski will have to pay NIS 30,000 out of his own pocket."

Netanel added that the verdict is a victory not only for the gay and lesbian community but for whoever wants an open and pluralistic Jerusalem.

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intro post [30 Jun 2005|11:16am]

heathersub
hello lades! my name is Heather, i am 28 years old and live in Hamilton, NJ right on the border of Trenton. i live with my best friend, her chihuahua and my two cats. i am a queer femme with a strong pull towards smart and aggressive butch women. i am addicted to manicures/pedicures, diet peach snapple and anything pink and sparkly. im kinky, quirky, obnoxious on occasion and maybe a little too sensitive. i have no idea what else to say except im a dork and i hope to meet another dork someday to make a baby and drive a minivan with.
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[30 Jun 2005|12:02am]

heathersub
oooh im so excited this community seems to be taking off and we are approaching 20 members *big smiles* so i have a question....anybody have any good suggestions for some interests for the community's user info page? i cam up with a whopping 8 lol. so glad to see the intro posts..keep 'em coming..i'll get around to mine one of these days *wink*
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[29 Jun 2005|11:54pm]

disconnectme
Hi!
I was looking for a community just like this! My name is Sarah and I live in North Jersey and go to school in South Jersey. I'm Bi and have been looking for other girls who like girls to talk to and befriend. I like psychology, diners, and creating things. I am looking forward to this community.
:D
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fingerprints on me from you.. [29 Jun 2005|12:02am]

osker_alright
hey i'm sandra from Edinboro, PA (by Erie)

i work in a professional theater here and i go to school full time.

i love making friends so feel free to drop me a line on AIM kommichmalzudir

peace!

sandra
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[29 Jun 2005|10:01pm]

gretchenthespy
Shalom Ladies,

I'm Victoria. I am 34, live in Toronto, Ontario. I go to Shul every week and an advocate of GLBTIQ communities.

I am so looking forward to getting to know you all....

What a great idea this is.
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mazel tov! [29 Jun 2005|09:47pm]

ukuleleblues
hey, what a great idea for an lj community! my name is miri, im 17 (almost 18). im originally from manhattan and i'm moving back to new york in the fall for college. im a femme, i've been out since i was 11. i'm into book art and graphic design, and... yeah. thats it!
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Welcome Entry [29 Jun 2005|04:46pm]

heathersub
hello from your friendly maintainer. post an intro, let us know your name and age and general location along with any other pertinent information you'd like us to know. pictures are ok but anything more than one please put behind an LJ cut. welcome to the community!
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