Based in Sydney, Australia, Dayenu exists to meet the needs of Jewish gays,
lesbians, bi-sexuals, trans and intersex people as well as their friends, families,
partners and other supporters. We provide outreach through education,
information, resources, social activities and other events. Email
email@example.com for more information
on any event.
World Congress Jewish LGBT+ Conference - March 2019
Sydney, Australia will host the 25th World Congress Jewish LGBT+ Conference to be held from 21th-24th March 2019. This is the first time the World Congress - Keshet Ga’avah has held its conference in Australia.As a peak body, their mission is to be the worldwide voice of Jews of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. They recently published a book, Kol Koleinu (All Our Voices) which highlights the excellent work that they do.
Delegates from the United States, France, Amsterdam, Italy, Latin America, New Zealand, Israel and around the globe will be attending the conference. Celebrating the Light is the central theme woven through the program. It begins with the Jewish festival of Purim, in which tradition has it that people dress-up, blur the lines of gender and generally have a lot of fun! What a wonderful context to enter into a weekend of LGBT+ discussion, collaboration, workshops, presentations and creativity.
For more information, please read the Press Release. To register, please complete this form.
Dayenu was conceived in 1999 as a co-operation between the local lesbian and
gay Jewish groups to enter a combined float in the 2000 Sydney Gay &
Lesbian Mardi Gras. Shortly after the parade, the group formalised and agreed
to operate in order to:
- Provide outreach and support;
- Deliver educational information and public representation; and,
- Organise social activities for Jewish Gays & Lesbians and their
partners, friends and family.
Who runs Dayenu?
Dayenu is run by volunteers. There is no paid staff, as the group runs on a
What does Dayenu mean?
An article written by one of our members explains that the Hebrew word
Dayenu is loosely translated as "enough". The word has numerous
applications, but as is written in the article, we use it to capture our
reaction to the ignorance, denial, narrow-mindedness and mistreatment that has
constantly vexed Jewish gays and lesbians and their families.
What outreach and support is provided?
Some Dayenu members are trained counsellors and psychologists. All Dayenu
members have experienced the pain of the struggle of coming out. We understand
the unique challenges that being Jewish causes in this process. Complete
confidentiality is provided. If you would like to contact one of our counsellors, please see your counselling page.
What educational information is delivered?
Dayenu has members that are always willing to speak on Jewish, lesbian or
gay issues. Please contact us for more
What social activities are there?
The group organises events periodically. These range from pub nights, movie
nights, going out for meals, ten-pin bowling, Shabbat dinners (including our
huge annual Mardi Gras Shabbat Dinner), a Seder night during Pesach, etc.). Our
activities are always a lot of fun. See our events page for
How do I become a member?
Anyone is welcome to become a member: whether Jewish or Gentile, lesbian,
gay, bi-sexual, trans-gender, even straight! If you subscribe to our
email list or befriend our Facebook group, you will be informed of our social
My partner and friends aren't Jewish - can we join?
Yes. Dayenu is very much about people who support Jewish Gays and Lesbians.
You don't have to be Jewish to come to our events or participate in our Mardi