This has been both a time of uncertainty and deep community connection. However you are feeling - we are with you.
To help our community move through this time, we have created new, online offerings and a food distribution center. Take a minute to check it out below! If you are in need of other assistance please email us at email@example.com
Love and solidarity <3
Sing with Us
Who We ARe
Ratzon is Hebrew for yearning and possibility. Our space is a place to dream up a new world and connect to your passions.
Healing and Resistance
We believe that healing and resistance go hand in hand. When oppression and violence rattles our communities we are often left with political, emotional, and spiritual wounds. Joining together to heal and fight back helps us care for ourselves and those we love.
We invite members of the community to host events at our space and get involved in our projects.
Ratzon is a place for those from marginalized communities, cultures and identities to gather in healing and resistance.
Jewish and Non-Hierarchical
We believe that ancient traditions can nurture us and teach us how to seek justice. Led and supported by the Jewish community, Ratzon uses a foundation of Jewish practice to create rituals and learning opportunities that further healing and resistance.
At our core, we aim to create non-hierarchical communities. We question hierarchies that exist in our relationships and our broader world.
What we do
We offer many resources to our community. We invite you to get involved!
Since May we have collected and distributed food and wellness items to community members in partnership with Pittsburgh Mutual Aid. In the face of crisis, we are joining together to build a network of care, support and mutual aid to help one another survive and resist.
We need volunteers to help us run our distro.
Will you support our community through this crisis?
Sign up to volunteer or donate today!
Note: All Volunteer opportunities are socially distanced
Join Shulayim L'Shalom
Shulayim L'Shalom is a queer Jewish youth group for teens ages 13 - 18. Connect to other queer teens and learn about queer activism.
Shulayim L'Shalom meets every week online. This group is open to Jewish and non-Jewish teens.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register.
Ratzon Online Events
During Covid-19 we are offering online events to our community. We have created our own events and are sharing events from organizations around the country. Check it out!
Want to Host an Event at Ratzon?
Ratzon is a place for those from marginalized communities, cultures and identities to gather in healing and resistance. We prioritize event requests from folks from these communities.
We are currently accepting event requests for virtual events. Never hosted an online event before? We can help! Fill out the form below.
Donate to help us keep running Shabbat dinners, youth programming, our food distro and more.
If you would like to donate via check please email us.