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The Schleifer Center | Accessibility & Accommodations | Mental Health Resources |

Pride Shabbat | LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

 

Bet Torah Is a Community of Caring Where All Are Welcome

A key part of Bet Torah’s mission is to strengthen the bonds between all members of our congregation and Judaism. We are committed to fostering a culture where the needs of all people are understood and addressed, and all congregants feel at home.

Bet Torah is making strides to ensure an environment without barriers to inclusion where everyone is welcomed, respected, and valued. In 2021, we created a task force to focus on inclusion and its importance.

We will continue to advocate for all members and build awareness within the congregation to promote a supportive environment that is representative of the Jewish teachings and values.

If you have any suggestions on how to make Bet Torah a more inclusive environment, or comments to share, please contact us at: inclusion@bettorah.org.

The Schleifer Learning Resource Center

The Schleifer Learning Resource Center at Bet Torah’s Kulanu Religious School serves students who have different needs to access their Jewish education.

We offer a continuum of support that may include a pull out component, a small class environment or an approach in between.

Our goal is to integrate our students into the Kulanu Learning Program, Shabbatonim, holiday programs, assemblies and music classes as much as possible yet support them for success.

Click here to learn more 

Accessibility and Accommodations at Bet Torah

We have added a number of features to our building, our services and our events so that everyone attending can feel welcome. 

Click here for our PDF flyer to learn more 

Mental Health Resources

We have gathered a range of mental health resources for you to review and use, should you feel that you or a loved one are in crisis. As always, our clergy and staff are available for confidential conversations.   

Click here for our PDF flyer to learn more 

Annual Pride Shabbat at Bet Torah

In June, 2024, we will host our fourth Pride Shabbat. Please look out for more information as it gets closer.

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity at Bet Torah

We have partnered with Keshet, an organization that helps synagogues, Jewish camps, and Jewish schools build equality for LGBTQ+ youth. They offer training for administrators, lay leaders, and clergy to make these environments inclusive to the LGBTQ+ community. Below are some of the resources that we learned about:

If you have any questions or want to discuss the learning, please reach out to inclusion@bettorah.org.

Fri, May 24 2024 16 Iyyar 5784