LGBT - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Inclusion
Podcast: Why Marriage Equality is a Reform Jewish Value
Rabbi Victor Appell interviews Rabbi Denise Eger of Congregation Kol Ami in West Hollywood, CA. Rabbi Eger has been at the forefront of the marriage equality movement in the United States. Hear why marriage equality is a reform Jewish value.
The Institute offers consultation to individual professionals, synagogues and organizations as well as seminars and workshops at HUC-JIR and at local, national and international conferences. The Institute also provides scholarships for rabbinic, cantorial, education and communal service students to work in LGBT settings.
In the years since the original Kulanu was published, there has
been great progress in the way the Jewish community in general and the
synagogue community in particular have welcomed gay, lesbian, bisexual,
and transgender Jews. It is to the credit of the Reform Movement, its
congregations, clergy, and leaders that this not always quiet revolution
emerged. The revised and expanded edition of Kulanu reflects much
of the change that has taken place.
With over 500 pages of material,
it includes personal reflections, insightful essays, blessings and
texts, Reform resolutions and responsa, three classroom lessons, an
extensive bibliography and glossary, and much more, this edition will help pave the way
for LGBT inclusion in your congregation or community for years to come.