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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.
If I hadn’t been wearing a yarmulke, I never would have spoken to the secular drag queen cashier in Tel Aviv, nor would he have met me, a queer Reform rabbinical student.
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.
We come from different backgrounds but are driven by a simple shared goal: justice for all LGBTQ people, especially transgender and gender non-conforming folks.
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.
Three years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marriage. Even as we celebrate this victory, there’s still much work to do.
The only connection to Judaism I maintained in high school was through sporadic summers at camp. I returned there as a counselor before college, after my mom came out.
When my son Jacob asks how he was made, I’ll have the answer ready: “God, science, and a whole lot of love.” Of course, there are many more details to his story…
Although Jerusalem and Tel Aviv are only 36 miles apart, there is a world of difference in their gay pride parades.
Forcing transgender public school students to use bathrooms that conflict with their gender identity can contribute to the alarmingly high rate of transgender suicides.
Learn about the Shabbat customs, traditions, and practices observed in synagogues and Jewish communities throughout the world.
Inspiration for all your gift-giving needs - with an emphasis on tikkun olam, the repair of the world.
Keep this recipe for the iconic Jewish dish handy for your next Shabbat dinner.
A rabbi shares his personal experience of finding his spiritual home.
Learn the blessing for placing a mezuzah on the doorposts of your house.
If you're curious about Judaism, thinking of converting, or know someone who is, here are some excellent resources to learn more about Judaism.
Jacob lived in the land of Egypt for 17 years; Jacob's days--the years of his life--were 147. - Genesis 47:28
Want to explore Reform Judaism but have no in-person opportunities to study? This class is for you! Register now.
Here are three ways to work for immigrant justice.
There's a deep relationship between Judaism and social action.
Learn why Anat Hoffman fights for women's rights in Israeli society.
Mattan loves his homeland while disagreeing with its government.
The artwork on this note card was created by 5768 WRJ Art Calendar artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine.
Show your WRJ pride with this zippered canvas bag. Features the phrase "Well-behaved women rarely make history" and the WRJ logo.