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Take the Pledge

Keshet in Boston put together this incredible list of Jewish community endorsers of this important anti-bullying pledge for Jewish communal institutions and individuals.  Can you take the pledge?

I have and Kol Ami has and the Reform Movement has; the Conservative movement, the Reconstructionists and so many more.  Please join this wave.   Sign by clicking here.

Let’s get 18,000 signatories.  Let’s start fresh for National Coming Out Day on October 11.  Let’s make our shuls, our temples, our JCCs, our Federations, our day schools and religious schools safe places.

Do Not Stand Idly By: A Jewish Community Pledge to Save Lives

As members of a tradition that sees each person as created in the divine image, we respond with anguish and outrage at the spate of suicides brought on by homophobic bullying and intolerance.

We hereby commit to ending homophobic bullying or harassment of any kind in our synagogues, schools, organizations, and communities. As a signatory, I pledge to speak out when I witness anyone being demeaned for their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. I commit myself to do whatever I can to ensure that each and every person in my community is treated with dignity and respect.

Campaign launched by Keshet in partnership with:
Bay Area Masorti
Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
Cleveland Jewish LGBTQ2A Inclusion Project
Congregation Am Tikva, Boston, MA
Congregation Bet Haverim, Atlanta, GA
Congregation Beth Ahavah-Philadelphia, PA
Beth Chayim Chadashim Los Angeles, CA
Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR)
Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, New York, NY
Congregation Beth El, Berkeley, California
Congregation Beth El Binah Dallas, TX
Congregation Kol Ami, West Hollywood, CA
Congregation Netivot Shalom, Berkeley, CA
Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, San Francisco, CA

Gay and Lesbian Yeshiva Day School Alumni Association (GLYDSA)

Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs
The Jewish Community Center in Manhattan
Jewish Gay Network of Michigan
Jewish Milestones

The Jewish Multiracial Network
Jewish Outreach Institute

Jewish Transitions
Judaism Your Way
JQ International
Kehilla Community Synagogue, Piedmont, California

Kehilla School
Kolenu, Seattle’s Young Adult GLBTQ Group
LGBT Alliance of the Jewish Community Federation, San Francisco, CA
Nehirim: GLBT Jewish Culture and Spirituality
North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY)
Orthodykes NY
Progressive Jewish Alliance
The Rainbow Center, Atlanta, GA
RAVSAK: The Jewish Community Day School Network
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
Shalom Amigos, Mexico
ShefaNetwork: The Conservative/Masorti Movement Dreaming from Within
The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ)
University of Washington Hillel
Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies

Advancing Women Professionals and the Jewish Community
Adas Israel Congregation, Washington, DC
ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal
Congregation Bet Tikvah, Pittsburgh, PA
United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ)
United Synagogue Youth (USY)