Gender Diversity and Judaism: National Council of Jewish Women Guide

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Jewish texts teach that all people are created in the image of G-d, b’tzelem Elohim, and the Talmud, the Jewish legal code, emphasizes that all Jewish people are responsible for one another. Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning (LGBTQ) community bring a dynamic understanding and energy to the Jewish community. Unfortunately, members of this community continue to face both legal and societal discrimination. As Jews, we know that transgender individuals have dignity and worth and deserve freedom from violence, fear, and systemic injustices.
This guide explores gender diversity and pronouns, answers frequently asked questions, offers tips for making your NCJW section gender inclusive, and links to additional resources to learn more.

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