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Sexual orientation, gender identity and Judaism are all broad subject areas that have been addressed in books, articles, websites, movies, memoirs, ceremonies, and textbooks. Trying to find and assess resources for a particular audience, a specific purpose, or for a special occasion can take a great deal of time and effort. The JHVRC Resources Library is a categorized, annotated, and carefully selected collection of quality materials, in various media, that represent what is currently available on the intersection of these areas.

Use the "Categories" and "Topics" to browse and to help locate relevant resources or use "Search" to retrieve resources if you already know some specific information (e.g., author, title, subject).

Some resources are housed elsewhere in the site, or on the Institute for Judaism, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity website. If you are looking for Liturgy and Ritual, stay here at the JHVRC. If you are looking for Resolutions & Responsa, Inclusion materials, and/or Welcoming and Inclusive Synagogues & Organizations, visit the Institute's website.

Intersections of Judaism and LGBT issues
  Examining a wide range of topics, contemporary attitudes, and Jewish resources relating to how Judaism addresses LGBT issues and how Jewish and LGBT communities respond. This section also explores evolving policies, positions and opinions in the Reform Movement related to LGBT issues such as inclusion, marriage and seminary admission.
  Bible, Halacha and Homosexuality
  Celebrating Multiple Identities
LGBT Pastoral Care
  These resources were provided during the first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Pastoral Counseling Series in Los Angeles. These events were a collaborative project of the Institute for Judaism, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity, the Kalsman Institute of Judaism & Health, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Jack H. Skirball Campus, American Jewish University’s Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, the Academy of Jewish Religion of California, and Keshet.
  Coming Out & Being An Effective Ally
  Gender Identity & Gender Transitions
  Illness & Mourning
  Marriage & Divorce
Individuals & Families
  Offering individuals as well as families information from a variety of LGBT organizations to support LGBT lifecycle issues such as coming out as teens or adults, finding support as parents or siblings, parenting, aging and more.
  For Families
  For Parents
  For Seniors
  For Youth
Same Gender Marriage
  Resources for exploring marriage and domestic partnerships through LGBT civil rights, and Jewish perspectives.
  Jewish Organizational Responses
  Same Gender Marriage and Civil Law
Heterosexism, Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia
  Recognizing and addressing homophobia (fear or hatred of lesbians and gay men), biphobia (fear or hatred of bisexual people), transphobia (a fear or hatred of transgender people), and heterosexism (attitude that only heterosexuality is a valid sexual orientation) in individuals and institutions.
  Educating against Heterosexism, Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia
History and Civil Rights Issues of being LGBT
  Helping educators, relatives, friends and colleagues to understand the historical, political and civic issues faced by the LGBT community in the past and present.
  Civil Rights
  LGBT History
  LGBT Holocaust History
  Understanding and teaching about HIV/AIDS and helping individuals and families impacted by HIV/AIDS
  HIV/AIDS Information
  Jewish Perspectives
  Organizations and Foundations
Art, Film & Literature
  Many books, poetry, films, art pieces have used LGBT Jewish past and present for inspiration.


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