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Audacious Hospitality Pilot Toolkit

Bruchim Habaim (welcome) to the Audacious Hospitality Pilot Toolkit!

The Audacious Hospitality Pilot Toolkit is an effort to support congregational and Jewish communal leaders - clergy, staff, lay leaders, members of the congregation, and community members at-large throughout North America - as we work to embrace the diversity that is the reality of modern Jewish life.

Throughout the Toolkit, we provide best principles and practical resources to help you create inclusive communities grounded in meaning, understanding, and connection. That said, there is no “one size fits all” resource for any one community. Each congregation, community, and group will have its own set of needs and challenges.

Some topics/resources included in the Toolkit are listed below. You can also preview the full table of contents.

  • Five Qualities of Effective Greeters
  • Creating A Welcoming Physical Environment: A Building Assessment
  • Steps to Creating Inclusive Congregations and Communities
  • A Welcoming Website Checklist
  • Implicit Bias: A Self-Assessment

To start building strong communities and transform the ways in which your congregation and community embrace those seeking to create a meaningful Jewish life, fill out the online form to gain access to the Audacious Hospitality Pilot Toolkit.

For more information, read an article about the Toolkit, written by April Baskin, the Union for Reform Judaism’s Vice President of Audacious Hospitality.


Audacious Hospitality Educational Resource Modules

Available Now! LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) Educational Resource Module – This module includes information and resources about how to create a more inclusive environment for LGBTQ people within your congregation, community, or group.

Some of the topics that are covered in this module are listed below.

  • LGBTQ History in the Reform Movement
  • Gendered Language and the Importance of Pronouns
  • Aliyot for All Genders: Inclusive Options for Calling People to the Torah
  • Designing Forms for Sexuality and Gender Diversity and Inclusion

Available Now! Jews of Color (JOC) Educational Resource Module - This module includes information and resources about to how to create a more inclusive environment for Jews of Color within your congregation, community, or group.

Some of the topics that are covered in this module are listed below.

  • Jewish Identity and Jewish Diversity
  • Reconsidering Being Colorblind
  • What Are Microaggressions and How Can We Address Them?
  • Book Lists for Inclusion, Diversity, and Racial Justice for Kids and Adults

To download the modules listed above, please fill out this form.