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Resources and programs of interest to congregations.

Directory of HUC Scholars and their fields of expertise: We are blessed in the West District with extraordinary scholars and teachers. If your congregation has never had a scholar-in-residence, consider bringing an HUC scholar into your community for an extraordinary learning experience.

Institute for Judaism and Sexual Orientation, Los Angeles: HUC-LA is the home to the only institution that educates students about LGBT issues and consults with congregations on how to transform into truly inclusive and welcoming communities.

  • Jeff Herman Virtual Resource Center (VRC), a web-based educational environment for all those interested in learning about Judaism, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, contains the largest online gathering of articles, texts and web sites on Judaism and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender topics in the world. The JHVRC also features answers to Frequently Asked Questions, case studies exploring how issues of sexual orientation might be discussed in a Jewish context and guides for studying biblical and rabbinic text.

Kalsman Institute of Judaism and Health, Los Angeles is a center for training, collaboration and dialogue and the intersection of healing and health. Visit this web site for resources on spirituality and healing, bio-ethics, illness and wellness and the health care system.

Tartak Learning Center, Los Angeles is an educational resource center designed to support the Jewish educator. The Tarkak Learning Center houses a collection of nearly 5,000 items, including books, curricula (published and student-written), videos, music and computer software. Many of its resources are available online or can be ordered inexpensively or borrowed.

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