We are your daughters, your
mothers, even your grandmothers. We are makhers
in the Jewish communities. We are
activists in the Lesbian communities. Some of
us are Ashkenaz; some are Sephardi; some are
Sabras. Some of us are Orthodox; some are
Liberal, some of us are secular. Some of us
speak Yiddish, some of us speak Hebrew; most
of us speak English. Some of us are in our
early twenties; some of us are in our sixties;
and, some of us are in-between. Some of us
were born in Australia ; some were born
overseas. Some of us are lesbian feminists;
some of us are bisexual; and, some of us are
transgender. Some of us grew up in exclusively
Jewish environments; some of us only had a
Jewish father; and, some of us discovered we
are Jewish only later in life. Our group is
very diverse. Together we are all colours of
How we define Jewish
We don't. We don't wish to be in judgement of
others. We don't feel there is any ‘right' or
‘wrong' way of being either Jewish or Lesbian,
or both. Any woman who identifies as Jewish and
Lesbian is welcome.
For the more discreet
Our meetings are confidential. If you are just
coming out, approaching us for the first time,
or a bit shy, you can arrange to meet a few
members at first.
For Yiddishe Mammas
If childcare costs make it difficult for you to
attend our meetings, we can help out. To arrange
for JLGV to subsidise childcare, please call
Sara on 9532 4030.
Please contact us to ensure that we meet your
partners and friends
We regularly hold meetings and functions that
are open to non-Jewish partners and friends,
including some functions with other groups for
culturally diverse lesbians. We also organise
some functions where non-Lesbians are welcome.
These include occasional functions with Aleph
Melbourne Jewish Gay Men's Group and with Keshet
Keeping in touch
Using email, our members receive a regular
update that reports on our recent activities and
lists forthcoming activities, gives information
about relevant Jewish festivals, and also
includes interesting news and articles from
local, interstate and overseas media.
Contributions from members to
the email update are welcome.
You can email us directly for
details on becoming a member. Contact details
can be found below.
Some of this information can
now also be found on our JLGV page.
Contributions and comments from members are
welcome there too.