In honor of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) Jews who are an integral part of our families, our synagogues and, our communities and our Movement, please enjoy these 2023 Pride materials.
Rainbow Ready Guide
Members of the LGBTQ+ Working Group of the Masorti/Conservative Movement's Social Justice Commission have compiled this helpful guide for Pride 2023.
Rabbinical Assembly Condemns wave of Anti LGBT Legislation Across the US
2020: Resolution on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Change Efforts
2016: Resolution Affirming the Rights of Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People
2014: Resolution in Solidarity with the International LGBT Community
2011: Resolution in Support of Equal Rights & Inclusion for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, + Transgender (GLBT) Person
Recent Blog Posts
What Pride Means to Me, by Rabbi Gideon Estes (June 2021)
Celebrating Pride in a World Far From Whole, by Rabbi Micah Buck-Yael (June 2021)
What it means to Be an Ally by Pamela Goldfinger (June 2021)
How the Rabbinate Helped me Come Out by Rabbi Ariella Rosen (June 2021)
•Leonard A. Sharzer, MD "Transgender Jews and Halakhah" EH 5:11.2017
•Elliot Dorff, Daniel Nevins, and Avram Reisner, "Homosexuality, Human Dignity and Halakhah" EH 24.2006b
This teshuvah from Rabbis Dorff, Nevins, and Reisner was groundbreaking at the time it was written in 2006 and opened the door to the rabbinate and committed halakhic partnership for many people. Parts of this teshuvah, though, have been challenging for some queer folks, and may be for people in your community. The version linked here also includes a December 2022 author’s update regarding people who identify as bisexual. This update opens more doors for folks looking to live a life committed to who they are as well as halakhic Judaism.
•Elliot Dorff, Daniel Nevins, and Avram Reisner, "Rituals and Documents of Marriage and Divorce for Same-Sex Couples" (an appendix to "Homosexuality, Human Dignity and Halakhah") EH 24.2012a
Aaron Alexander, "Rituals and Documents of Marriage and Divorce for Same-Sex Couples: A Concurrence" EH 24.2012b
Same-Sex Divorce Certificates
Rituals of Marriage for Same-Sex Couples