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Jul 2020 15

Observing Transgender Day of Remembrance in the Jewish Community

When I was growing up, as a little girl in the Orthodox Jewish community, I would stare longingly over the mechitza (the dividing wall between men and women in the synagogue), feeling betrayed by God for giving me a body that didn't feel congruent with my soul. I never imagined that one day I would feel right in my body, accepted in my community, and able to walk freely in the world as a Jewish man.

View the original at ReformJudaism.org
Observing Transgender Day of Remembrance in the Jewish Community
Jul 2020 3

Coming Out in the Classroom

It has been 10 years since the release of Hineini: Coming Out in a Jewish High School. The film, which chronicled 16-year-old Shulamit Izen’s sometimes bumpy journey to identify as a lesbian at The New Jewish High School (now called Gann Academy) in suburban Boston, marked a turning point for the Jewish LGBT community.

View the original at Tablet
Coming Out in the Classroom
Jun 2020 16

U.S. Jewish Groups Celebrate Supreme Court Ruling Advancing LGBTQ Workers’ Rights

Judaism teaches that we are all made in the image of the Divine, deserving of dignity and just treatment. It is our responsibility to ensure that we live up to that ideal.

View the original at Haaretz
U.S. Jewish Groups Celebrate Supreme Court Ruling Advancing LGBTQ Workers’ Rights
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