Guides for LGBTQ Jewish People and Allies

The Human Rights Campaign offers a series of resources for LGBTQ people of faith and allies.

Coming Home Series

Coming Home to Judaism and to Self: a guide is aimed at folks who hope to lead their Jewish faith communities toward a more welcoming stance, and those seeking a path back to beloved traditions.

Stances of Jewish Faiths on LGBTQ Issues

The following guides provide an overview of official doctrines from various Jewish denominations related to LGBTQ issues:

LGBTQ-Affirming Jewish Organizations

  • Eshel: An organization working towards creating a community and acceptance for LGBTQ Jews and their families in Orthodox communities.

  • Institute for Judaism and Sexuality: An organization working towards a complete inclusion and welcoming of LGBTQ Jews in communities and congregations.

  • Keshetz: An organization working for the full equality and inclusion of LGBTQ transgender Jews in Jewish life.

  • Nehirim: A national community of LGBTQ Jews, families, and allies committed to a more just and inclusive world.

  • Jewish Queer Youth (JQY): Supports and empowers LGBTQ Jewish youth with a special focus on teens and young adults from Orthodox, Chassidic, and Sephardi/Mizrahi communities. JQY also has a fund to support programs organized by queer and Jewish college students.