Resources

The below are resources for LGBTQ Jewish inclusion through social, spiritual, and educational lenses. For LGBTQ-specific resources in Philadelphia, please check out this link.

Organizations:

Keshet is a national organization that works for full LGBTQ equality and inclusion in Jewish life.

Eshel creates community and acceptance for LGBTQ Jews and their families in Orthodox communities.

OrthoGays.org is an online community of gay and lesbians Orthodox Jews, providing community, information, and resources.

JQY (Jewish Queer Youth) is a nonprofit organization supporting and empowering LGBTQ youth in the Jewish community.

SVARA’s mission is to teach Talmud through a traditionally radical lens, with a focus on engaging queer Jews to participate in Talmudic study.

Resources for creating LGBTQ+ inclusive Jewish experiences:

TransTorah helps people of all genders to fully access and transform Jewish tradition, and helps Jewish communities to be welcoming sanctuaries for people of all genders.

Ritualwell provides rituals and prayers for all aspects of Jewish life, including LGBTQ related lifecycle events like marriage, coming out, and transitioning.

Torah Queeries is a project by Keshet, offering more than 150 creative and incisive “queer” takes on the weekly Torah portions and major Jewish holidays

LGBTQ Jewish Educator Resources is another great project by Keshet, providing lesson plans, activities, and curricula to use while educating about LGBTQ topics in a Jewish context.

The Jewish Book Council created an LGBTQ Reading List, with queer narratives and resources on the intersection between Judaism and LGBTQ identities.

An LGBTQ Passover haggadah, written and compiled by Galia Godel

Pride Month Blessing, composed by Rabbi Joshua Zlochower, Rabbi Erica Steelman and Dr. Gloria Becker, founding members of J.Proud.