On Transgender Day of Remembrance, Jews join in to show support

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Love and acceptance were the day’s watchwords at JQ’s Trans Equality Brunch in Los Angeles; Caro Barkowitz calls for making congregations or Jewish communities trans friendly all year long. For most, the experience of growing up as the Jewish child of a transgender father is recognizable only as the plot of the television series “Transparent.” […]

The North Carolina Jewish Federations Stand Together for LGBTQ Inclusion

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The Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly (GA) in Washington, D.C. is an annual conference of thousands of North American federation leaders, Jewish philanthropists, agencies and Jewish organizations like Keshet. Attendees travel to the GA to meet, learn, and work together in support of the Jewish community. This year, speakers include the Honorable Ruth […]

Telling stories of Jewish LGBT lives

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The Jewish High Holiday season begins this week, so let’s take a look at some new stories that feature queer, Jewish families, including a children’s picture book and a grown-up memoir by a woman with four lesbian moms. Meryl Gordon’s The Flower Girl Wore Celery is one of two children’s books to gain publication through […]

2nd Jewish LGBTQ Book from Keshet

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Written by Meryl G. Gordon, ‘The Flower Girl Wore Celery’ is the second Jewish children’s book featuring LGBTQ characters to emerge from Keshet’s national children’s book writing contest. ‘The Flower Girl Wore Celery’ follows the 2014 release of Keshet’s first children’s book contest winner, the successful and celebrated ‘The Purim Superhero.’ Joanna Ware, Keshet’s Director of […]

Love Your (Genderqueer) Kid in the High Holy Days

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The High Holy Days can be such a public time for families- they may be in synagogue when the biggest crowd of the year gathers. Rabbi Ari Moffic, a mom of a transgender child, leads Keshet’s upcoming webinar (September 20, 2016) about inclusion of Jewish transgender, gender nonconforming, and genderqueer children during this time of […]

Embracing the High Holidays as the Parent of a Transgender Child

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The Jewish high holidays are a time of year when extended families often come together, and a special time for participation in communal ritual and prayer. Keshet’s upcoming webinar (September 20, 2016) is geared toward the parents and caregivers of Jewish transgender, gender nonconforming, and genderqueer children. How can you best support your child and […]