LGBTQIA+ Jews of Chicago


Are you looking for more Jewish LGBTQ+ resources, events, and opportunities in the city? ChiTribe is happy to share another new resource page, LGBTQIA+ Jews of Chicago.

In launching this new effort, we are looking to grow our offerings and resources for all things Jewish LGBTQIA+ in Chicago. If this is something you or someone you know would be interested in, subscribe below and share this page. More resources and events coming soon!

Upcoming Events

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We’re so excited to host our next LGBTQIA+ Jewish speed dating event! We’ve asked a few queer Jews and seasoned Jewish matchmakers to help us curate a night of Jewish joy and connection.

These are special events designed to be as inclusive as possible, catering to singles with diverse gender identities, sexual orientations, and relationship preferences. The evening will be filled with multiple speed dating rounds (15 minutes each), each intentionally created to help you connect with others based on overlapping interests, your preferred age preferences and what you’re looking for in a partner. Our goal is to make Jewish life for the LGBTQIA+ community less exclusionary and more accepting.

In order for us to create as safe a space as possible, we ask you to take a rapid test at least 24 hours beforehand and we encourage you to wear a mask if that feels safer for you. Please stay home l if you have any sort of symptoms of illness — don’t worry, we will make sure to virtually match you up with your matches regardless!

Info to free at home tests:

Join the NEW Jewish Feminist Book Club: July 6 7:30pm

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Welcome to ChiTribe’s newest venture, the Jewish Feminist Bookclub, a unique and inclusive space designed to explore the intersectionality of Jewish and Queer identities through literature. This initiative, launching in July for the 2023-2024 season, is a testament to our commitment to expanding our reach within the Queer Jewish community. We have a great team of Queer Jewish women working to make this group a safe space for Jewish women, non-binary folks. Each meeting is an opportunity to delve deep into the themes of the books we explore, fostering a rich understanding of diverse perspectives. We are committed to maintaining our space as apolitical, ensuring that everyone feels welcome and comfortable, irrespective of their political affiliations.

Mark your calendars for the inaugural meeting of the ChiTribe Jewish Feminist Bookclub, set to take place on July 6th from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM. We are excited to host our monthly meetings at Women and Children First, located at 5233 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640, United States. This venue, steeped in literary tradition, will foster a sense of community as we delve into Queer Jewish narratives. Whether you’re a seasoned bibliophile, a curious mind, or someone seeking connection, we invite you to join us on this unique literary journey. Sign up for free via this link.. Together, we’ll discover new literary landscapes, understand more about ourselves and each other, and build a vibrant community around the shared appreciation of literature. Welcome to the ChiTribe Jewish Feminist Bookclub!

Meet ChiTribe’s LGBTQIA+ Jewish Matchmaker Rivka Yeker

What Jewish LGBTQ+ Events and Opportunities Are You Looking For?

To get a better idea of the types of programs and resources we can brainstorm and share, please fill out this brief form below. This form is separate from the email signup form above, so if you are interested please complete both.

ChiTribe LGBTQ+ Interest Form
What would you like to see for the Jewish LGBTQ+ Community?

Find All The Jewish LGBTQ+ Events In Chicago on the ChiTribe Calendar