Racial Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

Embracing Divine Imperfection

D'Var Torah By: Rabbi Ellen Nemhauser

May 3, 2022
On the way home from school one day, my then five-year-old son asked me, "Mom, if nobody's perfect and all people are made in the image of God, doesn't that mean that God isn't perfect?" His question then, and even now, is not easy to answer.

Trans Day of Visibility is Just a Start

Cantor Sheri Allen
Preston Max Allen
March 29, 2022
For a community relentlessly targeted by hateful legislation, this year’s Transgender Day of Visibility (celebrated on March 31) holds a heightened sense of urgency. I am ashamed to say that this day wasn’t even on my radar until I had a personal stake in it, but it now holds a special place of significance in my family.

Affirming and Loving Transgender, Non-Binary, and Gender Expansive Grandchildren

March 22, 2022
The Union for Reform Judaism, Jewish Grandparents Network, and Keshet are collaborating on a series of conversations to support grandparents and other loving adults who are interested in providing affirming spaces for gender expansive, non-binary, and transgender young people. These sessions provide grandparents with foundational knowledge, shared language, and inclusive practices.

URJ’s REDI/Audacious Hospitality Presents: White Parents & Guardians Raising Jewish Kids of Color - Session 3 of 3

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Parenting does not come with a manual. For White parents and guardians raising Jews of Color (JOC) that seems doubly true. These sessions will discuss what White guardians raising Jews of Color need to think about and know. Our three-part series will provide you with the chance to hear from both experts and adult JOCs on practical tips and considerations to raise healthy Kids of Color. Both adult JOCs raised by loving White parents and experts will share their incredible insight all in service of community and love for this generation of JOCs.

URJ’s REDI/Audacious Hospitality Presents: White Parents & Guardians Raising Jewish Kids of Color - Session 2 of 3

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Parenting does not come with a manual. For White parents and guardians raising Jews of Color (JOC) that seems doubly true. These sessions will discuss what White guardians raising Jews of Color need to think about and know. Our three-part series will provide you with the chance to hear from both experts and adult JOCs on practical tips and considerations to raise healthy Kids of Color. Both adult JOCs raised by loving White parents and experts will share their incredible insight all in service of community and love for this generation of JOCs.