Shira Burns


Articles by Shira Burns

Meet the Orthodox Rabbi Advocating for Trans Inclusion

In this article, we share excerpts from an interview with an Orthodox rabbi who is an ally and advocate for Jews who are transgender.

LGBTQ & Ally Teen Shabbaton: Intentions for Graduating Seniors

Shabbaton alumni share words of blessing and intention for the participants who are graduating.

LGBTQ Resources for Holocaust Remembrance Day

Resources for incorporating an LGBTQ focus into your Yom HaShoah observance.

Kids Like Us: A Club for Gender Non-Conforming 8-10 Year Olds

Sarah and Naomi* are two 9-year-olds who created a club for gender-creative kids their age. We interviewed them and their moms, Hannah and Karen, about this exciting new club.

An Interview with Dr. Susie Tanchel: The First Out Head of a Jewish Day School

Tanchel was, until recently, the only out head of a Jewish day school in the country.

Celebrating 40 Years in Print

An Interview with Lilith Editor-in-Chief Susan Weidman Schneider

The Power of Dialogue: An Interview with Activist Sarah Weil

Through mourning the loss of 16-year old Shira Banki z”l, fatally attacked at the 2015 Jerusalem Pride March, the city’s LGBTQ community emerged as a thread to bring together a city divided at the seams. LGBTQ leaders took to Zion Square, the central plaza in the heart of Jerusalem, to hold open forums for unprecedented public discussion in a project called the Meeting Place.

The Tachlis of Inclusion: Temple Israel Center in White Plains, New York

Creating inclusive Jewish spaces is a great goal — but how do you do it? While the answer is likely ...

A Queer Jewish Love Story

For Valentine's Day, we're sharing the story of Beck and Shana, who've been together for five years.

Jews United for Justice: D.C.’s Paid Leave Bill

The D.C. Council recently passed a historic paid family and medical leave bill, on which our friends at Jews United ...