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. One of my safe havens, a safe space for...  more
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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
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On Coming Out

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