Union for Reform Judaism

The URJ works with congregations and communities to develop a more welcoming, inclusive culture, including an outreach to the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning) community, its friends and families. It has resources to help, including referrals to local organizations, liturgy appropriate for a variety of communities and many others. Links include:

The Institute for Judaism and Sexual Orientation at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR)

The World Congress of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Jews: Keshet Ga’avah

The World Congress consists of around 50 member organizations in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Mexico, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The World Congress holds conferences and workshops representing the interests of lesbian, gay, bisexual, & transgender Jews around the world. The focus of these sessions varies from regional, national, continental, to global. The Hebrew subtitle Keshet Ga’avah – Rainbow of Pride – emphasizes the importance of Hebrew and of Israel to the World Congress.


Keshet sponsors community events for GLBT Jews in the Greater Boston area and works for change nationwide by offering resources, training, and technical assistance for GLBT inclusion and grassroots organizing.