Share Your Story

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Share Your Story

E-mail your information to Mosaic’s Director, Bina Raskin. Here are some examples of Westchester Jewish institutions that have already done so:

Congregation Kol Ami of White Plains
Temple Israel of New Rochelle
Solomon Schechter School of Westchester
Congregation Bet Torah of Mount Kisco
Beth El Synagogue Center
Community Synagogue of Rye
Pleasantville Community Synagogue
Temple Israel Center of White Plains

In writing to us about your Jewish institution, here are some of the things you might want to include:

  • Our clergy will perform a wedding for a Jewish same-sex couple.
  • Weddings/commitment ceremonies for same-sex couples are performed in our synagogue.
  • Joyous occasions of same-sex couples/families are celebrated openly and inclusively (i.e. baby naming, aufruf, aliyot for both members of a couple).
  • We offer LGBTQ specific programming, events, or services (movie night, a Pride Seder, a support group).
  • We have staff, leaders, or board members who are out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer.
  • We have students/members/parents who are out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer.
  • We have a group to support LGBTQ students or members (such as a Gay-Straight Alliance or Inclusion Committee).
  • LGBTQ issues are incorporated into our educational programming/curricula.
  • We use LGBTQ-inclusive language on our membership or application materials such as “Parent 1/Parent 2” rather than “Mother/Father.”
  •  We participate in advocacy for LGBTQ rights (e.g. marriage equality).
  • Our anti-bullying training and/or materials address anti-LGBTQ bullying and harassment.
  • We have a written non-discrimination policy that includes gender identity and/or expression.
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