Welcoming Synagogues Project: Preliminary Results from the 2009 Synagogue Survey on Diversity and LGBT Inclusion
Publication Date: January 2009
Publisher(s): Ma'yan (Program : New York, N.Y.)
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Culture; Congregations; Tolerance; Diversity
Coverage: United States
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.