LGBTQ: Equality and Inclusion in Jewish Life

Temple Beth Am in Parsippany's Third Friday Speaker Series

Temple Beth Am
Temple Beth Am

Phoenix Shneider, M.S.W.,

PARSIPPANY — The popular Third Friday Speaker Series continues at Temple Beth Am in Parsippany on Friday, December 15 at 7:30 p.m., with a timely and engaging speaker: Phoenix Schneider M.S.W., who will discuss Equality and Inclusion in Jewish Life for the LGBT Community.

Phoenix is the Director of the LGBTQ Initiative at Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Greater Philadelphia. Phoenix, a thought leader in the area of LGBTQ youth and mental health, has specializing in program development and direct services with LGBTQ communities and has extensive experience developing local and national programming for LGBTQ. Phoenix also works with Keshet, a national organization that strives for full LGBTQ equality and inclusion in Jewish life.

Under Phoenix’s leadership with JFCS of Greater Philadelphia, the agency was awarded The Human Rights Campaign Foundation “Seal of Recognition” for Leadership in Supporting and Serving LGBTQ Youth and Families. Phoenix was also selected to participate in a global think tank of leaders working with LGBTQ communities around the world. As a former Program Director with The Trevor Project Phoenix oversaw a safety net of suicide prevention programming for LGBTQ youth.

Phoenix’s lifelong mission is to help people seek their highest potential as well as to promote culture shifts towards full acceptance. This important and informative talk at Temple Beth Am is free and open to the public. Temple Beth Am is located at 879 South Beverwyck Rd in Parsippany.

For more information about the Third Friday Speaker Series or Temple Beth Am please contact Debbie Lesser, Temple Administrator, Temple Beth Am, 879 South Beverwyck Road. Phone: (973) 887-0046 or Email: Click here for website.  

Celebrating our 52nd year, Temple Beth Am is a Reform congregation with a diverse membership living throughout Morris County, including the towns of Boonton, Denville, Lake Hiawatha, Mountain Lakes, Montville, Parsippany, Randolph and Rockaway. We open our doors to all adults and youth, singles and couples, Jews-by-birth and Jews-by-choice, and interfaith couples. Led by Rabbi Estelle Mills and Rabbi/Cantor Inna Serebro-Litvak, Temple Beth Am is an inclusive, warm and welcoming place for personal and communal prayer, solace and comfort, joyous celebration, community service, education and sharing as a vibrant Jewish congregation.



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