Kelly Whitehead

Kelly Whitehead (she/they) is a rabbinical student at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion ('24). Kelly grew up in New York City before moving to Washington, D.C., where she graduated from American University. Prior to rabbinical school, Kelly worked as the youth engagement specialist at Temple Sinai in a shared position with URJ Camp Harlam. Kelly's love of the Jewish community formed during her summers working with high schoolers at camp and throughout her involvement in the Union for Reform Judaism's JewV'Nation Fellowship Jews of Color Cohort.

Reflecting on Transgender Awareness Week in 2021

Hannah Bender
Eliana Rubin
Kelly Whitehead
Rachel Klein
November 16, 2021
Transgender Awareness Week is a chance to educate the public. It is important for people who are not part of the trans community to understand the oppression transgender and gender-expansive people face every day. While it is always important to affirm trans identities, Transgender Awareness Week provides an opportunity to center the voices of trans and gender-expansive people.