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Congregation Kol Ami in West Hollywood, CA, is dedicated to raising the voices of queer folks so the rest of the Jewish community cannot help but hear our cry.

Rabbi Max Chaiken
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The film chronicles the challenges that Amit, her former wife Galit, and their children endured during Amit’s gender transition.

Chris Harrison
On one side is Reverend Cornell Williams holding the new book and on the other side is the historic black and white photo of MLK and other black civil rights leaders walking arm in arm with Rabbi Maurice Eisendrath and other Jewish leaders

Together, hundreds of us discovered that when you march carrying the Torah, the Scripture literally crosses and lays upon your heart.

Rev. Cornell William Brooks
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In Canada, our social justice initiatives focus on child poverty, refugee resettlement, and advocating for the Aboriginal community, among other issues.

Rabbi Cory Weiss
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This is not a eulogy. I have not changed my belief in and love for Israel, nor have I given up hope for its future.

Mattan Berner-Kadish
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What happens when we let unfounded fear of one another obstruct our nation’s heritage of acceptance and of fair treatment under the law? 

Rabbi Leah Doberne-Schor
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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
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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
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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
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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

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