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For You Too Were a Stranger: Becoming an LGBTQ Ally

August, 5, 2017 Temple Emanuel For You Too Were a Stranger: Becoming an Ally to LGBTQ Community, by Daniel Bahner Good Shabbos everyone! Thank you, very much, for welcoming me to your community! I want to especially thank Rabbi Robinson and Rabbi Gardenswartz for extending the invitation! As you read…

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A New Vision of the Scapegoat (Parashat Pinchas)

Parashat Pinchas A New Vision of the Scapegoat by Ri Turner on Friday July 18, 2008 15 Tammuz Numbers 25:10-30:1   When people write drashot about Parashat Pinchas, they often write about the amazing story of a murderer who is rewarded by G-d. However, Parashat Pinchas offers almost five entire…

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A Less Innocent Love (Parashat Vaetchanan)

Parashat Vaetchanan A Less Innocent Love by Jay Michaelson on Saturday August 05, 2006 11 Av 5766 Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11, Shabbat Nachamu A tension: We are commanded, in Parashat Vaetchanan, to love God with all our heart, soul, and might – v’ahavta et adonai elohecha b’chol levavcha, b’chol nafshecha, u’vchol me’odecha.…

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A Few Words on the Language of Kiddushin and Sheva Brachot

A Few Words on the Language of Kiddushin Rabbi Ayelet Cohen For most couples who are familiar with the Jewish wedding ceremony, “harei at mekudeshet li” is powerfully resonant. I have found that for many couples it is emotionally significant to say those words – it makes them “feel” married.…

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Every Body Worship (Parashat Emor)

Every Body Worship Parashat Emor by Rabbi Joshua Lesser on Friday May 08, 2009 15 Iyar 5769 Leviticus 21:1-24:23 An Israeli friend of mine had a provocative part-time job as a “selector” for TLV, a gay nightclub in Tel Aviv. He would point to people waiting behind the velvet rope…

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Claiming an Unworded Yet Holy Union (Parashat Chayei Sarah)

Parashat Chayei Sarah Claiming an Unworded, Yet Holy Union by Moshe Ben Chacon on Saturday November 18, 2006 27 Cheshvan 5767 Genesis 23:1 – 25:18, Shabbat In a Nutshell This week’s Torah portion presents us with the first case of Jewish marriage, with God as the matchmaker, no less. Through…

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Ann Falchuk

Forty-one years ago, Ann moved from Manhattan to Newton, Massachusetts to share her life with her husband, Myron. Their family grew to include three incredible daughters who gifted them with four grandchildren. During the years, Ann served on the boards of the Solomon Schecter Day School, Temple Mishkan Tefila, Jewish…

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Past Campaigns

Protecting Transgender Rights When anti-trans groups sought to legalize discrimination against transgender people in Massachusetts, Keshet mobilized the largest Jewish campaign in history to protect transgender rights — and we won! Beginning in early 2018, Keshet’s campaign saw an unprecedented outpouring of support to protect the rights of trans people…

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All Gender LGBTQ Tefillin Workshop

Please note that language used to describe the LGBTQ community and our experiences has rapidly evolved as LGBTQ lives and experiences have gained more visibility. This resource may contain language/content that is now considered outdated and/or offensive by some. For a list of affirming terms related to LGBTQ inclusion, check…

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Transgender 101: Gender Diversity in Judaism

Please note that language used to describe the LGBTQ community and our experiences has rapidly evolved as LGBTQ lives and experiences have gained more visibility. This resource may contain language/content that is now considered outdated and/or offensive by some. For a list of affirming terms related to LGBTQ inclusion, check…

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