Coming Out

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As gay, lesbian, transgender, asexual, bisexual, and gender-nonconforming 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.

Latest Rituals

This Asexual Coming Out Ceremony can be done by any group or congregation, in any setting.
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“I stand confident in the knowledge of my identity, / and am proud of my courage to claim it.”
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To be recited by the person coming out and those who celebrate them.
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We see each other and we honor our journeys and those yet to come.

Responsive Reading for Coming Out

“To see oneself as completely whole in living”

Pride Shabbat Blessing from an Ally

Prayer honoring one’s gender identity

She’asani Ish V’ishah

Printable mikveh guide with blessings and kavannot

Rebirthing Ourselves to Rebuild Our World: A Feminist Mikveh Guide

The Reconstructionist Network

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