Tradition & Innovation

Coming Out

As gay, lesbian, and transgender Jews have gained more acceptance within the Jewish community, we have sought a Jewish way to "come out"either publicly to our congregations, or privately to our families. Here you will find coming-out ceremonies, prayers, rituals, and personal stories.

It Could Have Been Me

By Rabbi Nathan Weiner
It could have been me. I could have retreated to the safe space of a gay bar or club in order to dance with a man, to hold his hand, to kiss him in safety.  more
Blog Post | July 6, 2016

Tags: LGBTIQ, Orlando

The Heart of Pride: Be Who You Are

By Rabbi Rachel Weiss
I believe that the heart of Pride has to do with love. In the midst of the book of Leviticus we find the three words: “v’ahavtah l’re’akha camokha”—You shall love your fellow as yourself.   more
Blog Post | June 2, 2016


On Coming Out

By Congregation Beit Simchat Torah
A prayer for coming out and coming home   more



New Omer Cards by D'vorah Horn

Count the Omer with these beautiful practice cards, featuring visual art and inspirational text for each day.