Thursday, January 26, 2006

You go URJ!

I learned today that the first transgender rabbinical student is currently enrolled at Hebrew Union College.

I'm proud of the Reform movement for being progressive, inclusive and open, and for realizing that it is just ridiculous to deny anyone the right to serve the Jewish community because of their gender or sexuality.

Sexual equality is certainly a huge hotbed issue in the Jewish community, and the battle is being fought at JTS, as they decide whether or not to ordain gay and lesbian rabbis. I am curious, does JTS consider transgender/transsexual individuals in their considerations? What specific language do they use, queer, lgbt, lgbtq?

This is a place where we must keep pushing the envelope. Today is a day where I'm really proud to have grown up Reform.

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