From queer text study and institutional inclusion to profiles of queer clergy and youth voices, the Keshet blog features new ideas and reflections by and for LGBTQ Jews and their allies. The blog is produced by Keshet, a national grassroots organization with offices in Boston and the Bay Area that works for the full inclusion and equality of LGBTQ Jews in all areas of Jewish life.
Today, April 24th, we observe Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom HaShoah. The links below include ideas for observance and resources with LGBTQ content and focus.
- Read the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism’s list of ideas for incorporating remembrance of LGBTQ victims into your Yom HaShoah practice, including lighting an additional yahrzeit candle to commemorate those lives lost.
- View this collection of pink triangle memorials around the world.
- Listen to this NPR interview with filmmaker Rob Epstein about Pierre Seel. Seel was one of the last known homosexual survivors of Nazi concentration camps.
- Watch Paragraph 175, Epstein’s documentary about the Nazis’ treatment of gay men during the Holocaust.
- Learn the history via these overviews from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Jewish Virtual Library.