Building an Inclusive Camp

Explore ways to make your Jewish camp a more inclusive, welcoming, and safe environment for LGBTQ campers, staff, and families.

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A Guide for LGBTQ Inclusion for Jewish Summer Camps Below you will find several suggestions for how to make your Jewish summer camp a more inclusive, welcoming, and safe environment…

Introduction: Inclusive forms and paperwork are an important part of LGBTQ-affirming organizational culture. Not only will inclusive forms allow your organization to capture the most accurate information, but they also…

Letter from the Directors of Camp JRF June 19, 2014   Dear Parents, Last summer, we were proud to be profiled in The Jewish Daily Forward in an article on…

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  Click here to download  an all-gender restroom sign. Click here to download a sign explaining the purpose of all-gender restrooms.

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LESSON 6: Coming Out at Camp Goal: To create a space for CITs (Counselors in Training) to think critically about how accessible camp is for those who are LGBT. Objectives:…

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What’s in a Pronoun?: Third-Person and All-Gender Pronouns Assembled by Dubbs Weinblatt, Essie Shachar-Hill, and Jacob Klein (May 2019) Updated January 2023 by Chaim Ezra Harrison and Jay Smith THE…

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Save the following JPEG image to print, or display it on your organization’s website:   Easily print your own Safe Zone or Pride stickers using Avery 5395  adhesive label paper…

Written non-discrimination policies and benefits form the foundation of diversity and inclusion efforts. Do the organizations you belong to, work for and/or support have a policy in place that specifically…

Compiled from responses gathered from participants of Keshet’s National Training Institutes Have you ever heard someone use the expression, “That’s so gay!” to convey something negative? When “gay” is used…

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Many events in Jewish life are accompanied by a ritual or ceremony. Our library of materials can help you find a meaningful LGBTQ inclusive text or interpretation for your event.

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