JERSEY CITY, N.J. — When Arthur Goldberg’s son confided that he was struggling with same-sex attraction, the Goldbergs reached out for help. But no Jewish organization existed to give them authentic information on this complex, sensitive subject.
So, in 1999, Arthur and his wife and another couple founded JONAH (Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing) to help Jews and others struggling with unwanted same-sex attractions.
“The key word is ‘unwanted,’” said Goldberg, who added that his nonprofit organization’s referrals to therapists, books and other resources to help people change their sexual orientation are “not coercive in any shape, manner or form.”
Now, however, the...READ MORE