RESOURCES To share your story for the book or website, support our educational projects through a foundation/donations, book the director for a speaking engagement, arrange a screening, or request any information, contact us at info@tremblingbeforeg-d.com.

For a Director’s signed copy of the Trembling movie poster, email orders@consolidatedposter.com or call 973-812-4747.

For the film’s soundtrack - John Zorn: Filmworks IX - Trembling Before G-D

The Trembling Before G-d Orthodox Education Project
We have launched a Trembling Before G-d Educational Project with the film in religious communities – we are convening the first-ever Orthodox Mental Health Conference on Homosexuality and forming an Orthodox Mental Health Network on the issue to work with rabbis, families, schools, rebbetzins, teachers, and synagogues. We have trained 11 facilitators in Jerusalem who have held screenings of Trembling Before G-d and led dialogues with 2,000 principals, teachers, and school counselors, largely in the religious school system in Israel. All of this work is ongoing to make the Jewish community safer and more embracing of gay and lesbian people and we invite your participation. We are also working in other faith communities for whom Trembling has been a tool. If you would like to support these educational efforts through a foundation or donation, please contact us at info@tremblingbeforeg-d.com. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Resources and Support for Orthodox Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender People

Community of Frum Gay Jews

Gay and Lesbian Yeshiva and Day School Alumni Association

there is also a South Florida group


The Walla Forum in Israel – Religious Gays

Dina’s List - for Orthodox transsexuals

Tzvi Aryeh AIDS Foundation

Jerusalem Open House

Wrestling with God and Men
by Rabbi Steve Greenberg, University of Wisconsin Press, 2004

Frumgays – an email list for Orthodox gay/lesbian/bisexual Jews
Subscribe at shamash.org/help/listoflists.shtml

Sicha – an email list for straight and gay/lesbian/bisexual Orthodox Jews
Subscribe at shamash.org/help/listoflists.shtml

Orthogays – an email list for gay and bisexual Orthodox men
Subscribe at groups.queernet.org/cgi-bin/mj_wwwusr?user=&passw=&func=lists-long-full&extra=orthogays

Judaism and Homosexuality: An Authentic Orthodox View by Rabbi Chaim Rapoport
"A Letter to a Homosexual Baal Teshuva" by Rabbi Aharon Feldman

A Bibliography of Contemporary Orthodox Responses to Homosexuality

On Lesbianism and Halakha

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. Essay in Moses of Oxford, various articles and radio shows on the issue.

Aron Betokh Aron (A Closet Within a Closet), by Irit Koren, Yedioth Ahronoth, Israel

"Orthodox Lesbians: Not A Contradiction in Terms" by "Devorah," from Sappho in the Holy Land, SUNY Press

Frum Gay Jews in the News

Dancing on Tisha B’Av by Lev Raphael

Divan, a film by Pearl Gluck including gays and lesbians from Hasidic and Orthodox backgrounds

Tiferet - Project of Boston's Keshet for Orthodox GLBTIQ

World Congress of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Jews

A list of more than 65 member organizations in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Mexico, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Mosaic: The National Jewish Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity

National Union of Jewish GLBT Students

Twice Blessed: The Jewish GLBT Archives Online [no longer updated]

Jewish GLBT Discussion Groups Links

Nice Jewish Girls – an email list for Jewish Lesbian and Bisexual Women



SVARA: A traditionally radical yeshiva for queer Jews and straight allies


Queer Jews edited by David Shneer and Caryn Aviv

Twice Blessed: On Being Lesbian, Gay, and Jewish edited by Avi Rose and Christie Balka

Lesbian Rabbis edited by by Rebecca T. Alpert, Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell, and Shirley Idelson

US Holocaust Museum, Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals, 1933-1945

An Underground Life: Memoirs of A Gay Jew in Nazi Berlin by Gad Beck (University of Wisconsin Press, 1999)

Yentl's Revenge: The next wave of Jewish Feminism edited by Danya Ruttenberg (Seal Press)

Like Bread on the Seder Plate: Jewish Lesbians and the Transformation of Tradition edited by Rebecca Alpert

Nice Jewish Girls: A Lesbian Anthology edited by Evelyn Torton Beck

A Gay Synagogue in New York by Moshe Shokeid

Found Tribe: Jewish Coming Out Stories and Kosher Meat edited by Lawrence Schimel

The Burning Bush: Jewish Women Write About Sexuality edited by Lawrence Schimel and Rachel Kramer Bussel

A Few Words in the Mother Tongue: Poems Selected and New (1971-1990) by Irena Klepfisz and Adrienne Rich and Dreams of an Insomniac : Jewish Feminist Essay, Speeches and Diatribes by Irena Klepfisz. Numerous other books of poems by Adrienne Rich.

Stone Butch Blues written by Leslie Feinberg

Confessions of a Jewish Wagnerite: Being Gay and Jewish in America written by Lawrence D. Mass

The Tribe of Dina by Melanie Kaye, et al

The Pink Triangle: The Nazi War Against Homosexuals written by Richard Plant

Men with Pink Triangles written by Heinz Heger and translated by David Fernbach

Journeys & Arrivals: On Being Gay and Jewish written by Lev Raphael

The Far Euphrates by Aryeh Lev Stollman

Hot Chicken Wings and Cravings by Jyl Lynn Felman

The Same Embrace by Michael Lowenthal

Paragraph 175 directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman

Tomboychik by Sandi DuBowski, available at www.vdb.org and on Trembling Before G-d DVD

Ruthie and Connie: Every Room in the House directed by Deborah Dickson

Aimee and Jaguar directed by Max Farberbock

Bubbeleh and Me, a film directed by Andy Abrahams Wilson

Fast Trip, Long Drop directed by Gregg Bordowitz

Naming Prairie directed by Alex Juhasz

Bent directed by Sean Mathias

Torch Song Trilogy directed by Paul Bogart

Chicks in White Satin by Elaine Holliman

Complaints of A Dutiful Daughter directed by Deborah Hoffman

Cancer in Two Voices directed by Lucy Massie Phenix

Kissing Jessica Stein directed by Charles Herman-Wurmfeld

Man Is A Woman directed by Jean-Jacques Zilberman

Nana, George and Me directed by George Balass

But I Was A Girl…The Story of Freida Belinfante directed by Tony Boumans

Lifetime Guarantee: Phranc’s Adventures in Plastic directed by Lisa Udelson

Treyf directed by Alisa Lebow and Cynthia Madansky

When Shirley Met Florence directed by Ronit Bezalel

Everything Relative by Sharon Pollack

Deaf Heaven directed by Steve Levitt

Hand on the Pulse directed by Joyce Warshow

The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg directed by Jerry Aronson

The Times of Harvey Milk directed by Rob Epstein

Novembermoon directed by Alexandra von Grote

Yentl directed by Barbra Streisand

The Celluloid Closet of Yiddish Film: "A yingl mit a yingl hot epes a tam?"

Lesbian & Gay Subtext from a Cinema of Diaspora, A video clips/lecture by Eve Sicular

For other films, visit www.jewishfilm.com and www.planetout.com/pno/popcornq
and http://www.oneinstitute.org/~twiceblessed/filmhp.shtml

Bands like The Klezmatics, Metropolitan Klezmer, Isle of Klezbos

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Resources - Israel

"BAT KOL" - the religious lesbian forum

Jerusalem Open House

The Orthodykes, Israel

The Agudah, Tel Aviv

CLAF: Israel’s lesbian-feminist organization

The Walla Forum in Israel – Religious Gays

Israeli Religious Lesbians Forum - Datiot Geot

Lesbiot: Israeli Lesbians Talk About Sexuality, Feminism, Judaism and Their Lives edited by Tracy Moore (Cassell Press)

Between Sodom and Eden: A Gay Journey Through Today's Changing Israel by Lee Walzer (Columbia press)

Independence Park: The Lives of Gay Men in Israel (Contraversions: Jews and Other Differences) written by Amir Sumaka'i Fink and Jacob Press

Yossi & Jagger, Time Off, Florentine - films/TV directed by Eytan Fox, Israel

Difting/Nagua and Amazing Grace directed by Amos Gutman

Fantasia – Another Land directed by Avi Hershkovitz and Sharon Hammou

Yellow Peppers (Pipelim Zehbim) directed by Tammar Bakai and Ronit Foux

Positive Story directed Ran Kotzer and Anat Dotan, Gay Games and Amos Gutman, Filmmaker directed by Ran Kotzer

Costa Brava directed by Marta Balletbo-Coll

It Will End Up In Tears directed by Gonen Glaser

Zero Deegre of Separation directed by Ellen Flanders

Sappho in the Holy Land, SUNY Press

Music by Dana International

© 2006 Simcha Leib Productions