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No LGBTQ Jew who is embroiled in moments of loss asks if there is a need for explicitly Jewish LGBTQ spaces. We simply seek out their literal or figurative existence in our lives.

Everlyn A. Hunter
Sign with an angry looking Statue of Liberty that reads GIVE UP YOUR TIRED YOUR POOR YOUR HUDDLES MASSES AND WELL TAKE AWAY THEIR CHILDREN

Imagine being forcibly separated from your loved one. This scenario may evoke thoughts of one of the darkest times in Jewish history. Yet, this is happening today, in America.

Ali Rosenblatt
Closeup of the hands and Converse sneakers of a teenage girl sitting on asphalt

At the Pride service my transgender daughter recently organized at our temple, she noted how she has always felt at home there. As her mom, those words warmed my heart.

Alisa Gold
Silhouette of a family standing against sunset

We must continue to work to realize the Reform Jewish community;s vision of a world where all people experience justice, compassion, and wholeness.

Pat Blum
Gender neutral bathroom sign that says, "Who Cares?" with an image that is 1/2 man and 1/2 woman

Learn how individuals and communities can celebrate people who are their most authentic, truest selves, even if we have no idea when they will come out to us.

Sarah M. Kipp
Rabbi Jonah Pesner, Rev. Al Sharpton, and other faith leaders in McAllen, TX

It is a blessing to stand side by side with other rabbis, cantors, priests, imams, and pastors, to demonstrate our commitment to achieving a more just and compassionate immigration system.

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner
Silhouette of a parent with his or her forehead touching that of a child

On Thursday, a group of 40 faith leaders traveled to McAllen, TX, where they met and bore witness to families who have crossed the border in search of a better future.

Kate Kaput
Martin Luther King statue

I joined the Poor People’s Campaign because I am answering the call of the One who calls me to act concerning the poor and disenfranchised.

Rabbi Lisa Bellows
People protesting at the US Capitol holding signs that says EVERYBODYS GOT A RIGHT TO LIVE

We cannot pretend that these enormous gains for the few are not creating massive suffering and dangerous resentment among the many. 

Rabbi Kenneth Chasen
Israeli flag on a pole in the foreground; people watching the sun set in the background

Israel Independence Day celebrates the oneness of the Jewish people in all its colorful diversity. What if we carried that spirit with us every day?

Maya Glasser

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