Welcoming Synagogue Project: Diversity and LGBT Inclusion

Sponsor(s): Jewish Mosaic: The National Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, The Institute for Judaism and Sexual Orientation at HUC-JIR

Principal Investigator(s): Steven M. Cohen, Caryn Aviv, Judith Veinstein

Key Findings:

PowerPoint summary of findings from a 2009 survey of U.S. synagogues which was designed to ascertain the relationship between synagogues and lesbian, gay and bisexual Jews. 

Since transgendered Jess were not included in the survey questions, the focus is on the LGB community -  lesbians, gays and bisexuals.

Topics covered include the American Jewish LGB population; the inclusiveness of synagogue policies, synagogue practices, and ritual observances; and the perceptions and attitudes of rabbis vis-a-vis their congregations' degree of welcoming LGB Jews.


Language: English