Welcoming Synagogues Project: Preliminary Results from the 2009 Synagogue Survey on Diversity and LGBT Inclusion

By Steven M. Cohen, Caryn Aviv, Judith Veinstein

Institute for Judaism and Sexual Orientation (IJSO), Jewish Mosaic: The National Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, 2009

This power point presentation highlights findings from a 2009 survey of synagogues designed to ascertain the relationship between synagogues and lesbian, gay and bisexual Jews. (Transgendered Jews were not measured in this sample.) 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.

Topic: Homosexuality, Culture, Tolerance, LGBT Issues, GLBT Issues, Diversity, Synagogues and Congregations

Genre: Brief

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Cohen, Steven M. Aviv, Caryn. Veinstein, Judith. Welcoming Synagogues Project: Preliminary Results from the 2009 Synagogue Survey on Diversity and LGBT Inclusion. Institute for Judaism and Sexual Orientation (IJSO),Jewish Mosaic: The National Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity. 2009: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=670


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