Racial Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

Pride 2022: Celebrating and Fighting for LGBTQ+ Equality in June and Beyond

Rachel Klein
May 27, 2022
In the story of creation, the first story we read in the Torah, we learn that every person is created b'tzelem Elohim - in the holy image of God (Genesis 1:27). Discrimination against any person arising from apathy, insensitivity, ignorance, fear, or hatred is inconsistent with this fundamental belief. It is this principle that guides that Reform Movement's advocacy for LGBTQ+ equality.

Racial Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (REDI) Working Group Training Series: 4-part series

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We are excited to offer a 4-session training series for those interested in starting (or continuing) the essential work of incorporating REDi practices & principles into your community (including online/physical spaces, youth/adult programming, religious school, High Holiday planning, membership outreach & more). 

Trans Day of Visibility is Just a Start

Cantor Sheri Allen
Preston Max Allen
March 29, 2022
For a community relentlessly targeted by hateful legislation, this year’s Transgender Day of Visibility (celebrated on March 31) holds a heightened sense of urgency. I am ashamed to say that this day wasn’t even on my radar until I had a personal stake in it, but it now holds a special place of significance in my family.

URJ’s REDI/Audacious Hospitality Presents: White Parents & Guardians Raising Jewish Kids of Color - Session 3 of 3

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Parenting does not come with a manual. For White parents and guardians raising Jews of Color (JOC) that seems doubly true. These sessions will discuss what White guardians raising Jews of Color need to think about and know. Our three-part series will provide you with the chance to hear from both experts and adult JOCs on practical tips and considerations to raise healthy Kids of Color. Both adult JOCs raised by loving White parents and experts will share their incredible insight all in service of community and love for this generation of JOCs.