09 May 2013
I commend the work of Dayenu, a Sydney-based organisation established to support and care for the needs of the Jewish lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community as well as their friends, families, partners and supporters. It provides outreach through education, information, resources, social activities and other events. Dayenu is run by dedicated volunteers. There are no paid workers. and the group runs on a not-for-profit basis.
Some Dayenu members are trained counsellors and psychologists and provide skilled support to the group. All Dayenu members have experienced the struggle of coming out and understand the unique challenges that being Jewish brings to this process. Organisations such as Dayenu will make acceptance easier for those who follow. My husband and I were honoured when youth group Young Dayenu invited us to speak at a recent Shabbat dinner at Shalom College about political engagement. I look forward to continuing to support the work of Dayenu and Young Dayenu.