Toward a Gender-Inclusive Hevra Kadisha

This document, provided by the Community Hevra Kadisha of Greater Boston, works to provide a framework for inclusion of transgender and gender nonconforming Jews in traditional Jewish death and burial practices. It includes new liturgy, suggestions for trainings for hevrot kadisha, the results of a survey of transgender and gender nonconforming Jews as to their own preferences, a discussion of the relevant halacha, and other concrete suggestions for the inclusion of folks of all genders in tahara.

March 5, 2020

By James Cohen, Emily Fishman, Joey Glick, Rabbi Emily Aviva Kapor Mater, Adele Moss, Barbara Neustadt, Rabbi Becky Silverstein, Melinda Strauss

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