Audio: The Courage to Change

Arthur Goldberg and Elaine Berk of JONAH talk about their work helping those with same-sex attraction
1/26/2010, 11:56 PM

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Arthur Goldberg and Elaine Berk of JONAH talk about their work helping those with same-sex attraction and their families.

Artthur Goldberg and Elaine Berk are the co-founders and co-directors of JONAH, the only international organization dedicated to educating the world-wide Jewish community about the social, cultural and emotional factors which lead to same-sex attractions. JONAH ( also works directly to help individuals struggling with any form of sexual confusion and in particular those with unwanted same-sex sexual attractions (SSA); they also counsel families whose loved ones are involved in such issues.
Arthur Goldberg is a Board Certified Professional Counselor and a Certified Relationship Specialist and is the author of a widely acclaimed book entitled Light in the Closet:Torah, Homosexuality, and the Power to Change which has haskamas printed in the book from Rabbis Shmuel Kamenetsky, Rabbi Michel Twerski, Rabbi Zev Leff, and Rabbi Noach Weinberg (z'l').
JONAH can be reached either by email at or by phone at 201 433 3444.

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