Kesher Families

Keeping Families Connected


At Kesher we want to help families stay connected to each other - parent to child, sibling to sibling, and grandparent to grandchild - by providing support and guidance for family members of individuals who identify as LGBTQ+ in the Orthodox Jewish community

Our Goals


"Menachem Penner (father) is a rabbi, leader, and the dean of RIETS. Gedalia Robinson (son) is a singer, cantor, and a member of the LGBTQ+ community. We talked about love, family, and navigating difference together." -  Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin


When a family member comes out - a mental health perspective: In this webinar for Ohel Children's Home and Family Services, host David Mandel speaks with Rabbi and Rebbetzin Penner about their experiences parenting their children after their son came out

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In this episode of the 18Forty Podcast, we talk to the families from our previous series on intergenerational divergence to follow up and see what they’re up to now. As we revisit the previous interviews, we continue the conversations where we left off, drawing from the experiences and wisdom of our guests.

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