LEAPING LAVENDER LATKES! Honoring Jewish LGBT New Yorkers this Hanukkah

December 17, 2020 | 6:30PM to 7:30PM

** FREE **

LGBT Jewish New Yorkers have made a profound impact on the American arts scene, LGBT activism, and religious life. Join us for this virtual tour of NYC sites that connect us with the legacies of composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein, archivist and activist Joan Nestle, poet Allen Ginsberg, the Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, and more. From the family residence of PFLAG co-founder Jeanne Manford in Queens, to international figure Magnus Hirschfeld’s stay at Manhattan’s Hotel New Yorker, we’ll visit hotels, private homes, houses of worship, and other locations that provide a visceral connection to LGBT Jewish history.

This event is made possible with generous support from American Express, Consolidated Edison, and NYC & Co. Foundation



  • You will receive an email from Eventbrite on the day of the event with Zoom link and password to attend this virtual event. We strongly recommend you allow yourself extra time prior to the scheduled check-in start time to ensure your Zoom account is setup and up-to-date, to avoid delay in gaining admission.
  • On the evening of the event, click on the Zoom link in the Eventbrite email to check-in. At that time, you will be placed into the Waiting Room. Once our team has confirmed your registration with Eventbrite, you will be admitted. Please make sure the name/email used for registration via Eventbrite matches the display name on your Zoom. This is essential for a smooth check-in process and to avoid delays being admitted into the virtual event.
  • For event security, check in begins at 6:25PM and discussion starts promptly at 6:30PM.