Keshet is a national organization that works for LGBTQ equality in Jewish life. The organization equips Jewish leaders with tools to build LGBTQ-affirming communities, creates spaces for queer Jewish teens to feel valued and develop their own leadership skills, and mobilizes the Jewish community to fight for LGBTQ justice. Keshet’s blog spotlights this work, as well as the voices of LGBTQ Jews, our families, and allies.
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.