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Opening Up A Dor L’Dor

One of the best parts of being a parent for me has been seeing who my kids have become. They ...

Celebratory Sacrifices: Coming Out

In the times of the ancient Israelites, we were supposed to make sacrifices to God on many different occasions. When ...

9 Reasons to Bring Jewish Kids to Cemeteries

One of the things I love getting to do since relocating to Jackson, Mississippi, is teach in our congregation’s Sunday ...

Queer at a Jewish Boarding School in North Carolina

My journey of figuring out my sexual orientation began when I was 12 years old and living in a suburb of ...

Finding Community, Finding a Role Model

Throughout the month, in partnership with RAVSAK, Keshet is celebrating 10 years of Hineini: Coming Out in a Jewish High School. ...

Hineini: 10 Years of Coming Out in Jewish Spaces

A dozen or so years ago, I was working as an educator at a large Conservative synagogue in the suburbs ...

Owning My Identities

Since I was a little kid growing up in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, I’ve always known that I was somehow different ...

Young Jews: Every Voice Matters

“For they (the teachings) are our life source, and what lengthen our days, and so we meditate on them day ...

The Road to Pride: Supporting My Transgender Daughter

My newly turned 12-year-old child walks into the room trembling and crying. This is going to be huge. I wondered ...

The Transgender Journey: How I Maneuvered Through it with Facebook

My heart began pounding. Faster and faster and faster. “How can this be happening?” I asked myself, tears about to ...