Our congregation is welcoming and inclusive to the LGBTQ+ community and have constantly participated in the Pride Parade in Chicago. Our clergy are available to participate in lifecycle events for all or our members of our congregation and their families.
We reach out to the LGBTQ community via advertising in LGBTQ publications, partnering with organizations for LGBTQ-themed events, or creating LGBTQ specific marketing materials.
Our institution has an all gender bathroom/unisex/non-gendered bathroom.
Our anti-bullying training and/or materials address anti-LGBTQ bullying and harassment.
We have a written non-discrimination policy that includes gender identity and/or expression.
We have a group to support LGBTQ students or members (such as a Gay-Straight Alliance or Inclusion Committee).
Our publications, outreach materials, website, and/or physical space include images of and information about LGBTQ issues or people.
Our library has resources dealing with LGBTQ issues.
We offer LGBTQ specific programming, events, or services (movie night, a Pride Seder, a support group).
We have staff, leaders, or board members who are out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer.
We have parents who are out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer.
We have students/members who are out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer.
We have a written non-discrimination policy that includes sexual orientation.
Believe that lifecycle events of same-sex couples/families should be observed openly and inclusively (i.e., baby naming, aufruf, aliyot, funerals, yahrtzeits for both members of a couple).
Our staff has received training on LGBTQ inclusion.
We use LGBTQ-inclusive language on our membership or application materials such as “Parent 1/Parent 2” rather than “Mother/Father.”
Available for personal counseling for LGBTQ individuals and families.
Weddings/commitment ceremonies for same-sex couples are performed in our synagogue
Welcomes Halakhic LGBTQ queries
Will perform a commitment ceremony for a Jewish same-sex couple
Will perform a wedding for a Jewish same-sex couple