Category Archives: LGBTQ+

JFS Patient Navigator Program Gathers for Annual Appreciation BBQ!

Recently, volunteers with the JFS Patient Navigator program gathered for an annual appreciation BBQ and celebration of a 10 year Sustaining Grant awarded by the Cummings Foundation.  Continue reading

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You are Invited – Celebrate Pride Shabbat with JFS and Temple Beth Am at 7:15pm on June 14th!

Everyone is Welcome! Continue reading

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Attend a Lunch and Learn in Natick on June 19th – Creating Conversations around LGBT Older Adults

Please join us for a 60 minute lunch and discussion to learn and talk about people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Click to learn more. Continue reading

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JFS of Metrowest Patient Navigator Program Receives Cummings Foundation 10 Year Sustaining Grant

The Cummings Foundation Sustaining Grant provides long term stabilization to the JFS Patient Navigator program. The program also plans to expand its reach to the area’s older adult LGBTQ community. Click to learn more. Continue reading

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Volunteers Needed – Join JFS Patient Navigator in Helping LGBT+ Older Adults Access Healthcare in the Metrowest Area

JFS of Metrowest seeks LGBTQ/LGBTQ-Friendly volunteers to serve as Health Care Navigators for older adult (60+) LGBTQ Greater Framingham area residents. Click to learn how you can volunteer. Continue reading

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Introducing the Metrowest Jewish LGBTQ Education Collaborative!

I have been thinking recently about the rainbow banners adorning many synagogues, churches, and other places of worship. Many display a variety of hospitable phrases: “All Are Welcome Here” or “LGTBQ* Folks Welcomed and Accepted.” In many ways, I am … Continue reading

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Parenting with Gratitude – Reflections from a Gay Dad

Read this post from author Christopher Thangaraj as he reflects on the wondrous and rewarding journey of adopting and raising his two beautiful sons with his husband. Continue reading

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