Gay, Jewish, or Both? Sexual Orientation and Jewish Engagement

By Steven M. Cohen, Ari Y. Kelman, Caryn Aviv

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), Spring 2009

The authors chart the shifting place of gay and lesbian Jews within the organized Jewish community. They argue that the changes and controversies surrounding the participation of lesbian and
gay Jews in Jewish life raise questions about the extent to which such Jews actively engage in Judaism both privately and in communal settings. In this context, questions of identity must take into account the sociological and demographic particularities of gay men and lesbians in the United States.

Topic: Homosexuality, Jewish Identification, LGBT Issues, Jewish Organizations, Affiliation, GLBT Issues, Diversity

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 84/no. 1/2

Page Number(s): 154-166

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Cohen, Steven M. Kelman, Ari Y. Aviv, Caryn. Gay, Jewish, or Both? Sexual Orientation and Jewish Engagement. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). Spring 2009: 154-166. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3946


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