JewV'Nation Fellow Sarah Kipp

Making our synagogue communities more audaciously hospitable is not a one-size-fits-all proposition.

Toby Singer
URJ VP of Audacious Hospitality April Baskin stands in a classroom and gestures with her hands as she teaches a room full of participants in the URJ Keshet training partnership

"When we don’t have the full participation of our community, we are diminished,” says Lisa David, director of URJ Camp Harlam.

Toby Singer and Rachael Brill
The word EQUALITY spelled out in wooden Scrabbble tiles sitting atop a rainbow printed surface

When I started working at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism almost a year ago, I was impressed by the level of LGBTQ awareness and sensitivity I experie

Max Antman

In recent days, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community has been under a blistering attack by various political and social groups.

Rabbi Noa Sattath

What is the proper religious response to acts of barbarism like the massacre we saw perpetrated against members of the LGBT community in Orlando?

Rabbi Rick Jacobs

Already this month, we have celebrated inclusion in its many forms:

June is here, and in honor of LGBT Pride Month, we're sharing suggestions for welcoming LGBTQ members into your congregation and community. Do you have ideas to add to this list?

Membership specialists and committee chairs will tell you the three tenets of congregational membership are recruitment, integration/engagement, and retention.