This document offers guidelines for individuals and congregations on making their communities transgender-friendly. In recent years transgender people have begun to take a more visible place in the LGBT and wider communities. Many non-trans people want to be respectful of transgender community members and want their community to be trans-friendly and welcoming, but they don't necessarily know how to do that or where to begin. This guide is intended to answer some common questions and to provide some basic ways to make your synagogue more trans-friendly. There is a lot more information out there and many creative ideas that have yet to be invented. Just like other Jews, transgender Jews want to participate in community as their whole, true
selves. Every shul has transgender members. It is up to each community to decide how
welcoming it will be and whether transgender people will find there a safe and affirming place to
study, grow, celebrate and contribute.