Our Programs

WELCOMING COMMUNITIES PROJECT

A long-term community program to foster greater inclusion.

SOJOURN’s Welcoming Communities Project helps regional synagogues, schools, agencies, and entire communities become welcoming places for GSD (Gender and Sexually Diverse) Jews in both theory and practice. Our focus is on starting the conversation, not ending it. Click here to learn more about our Welcoming Communities Project, or email us at info@sojourngsd.org.

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Our Workshops

SOJOURN staff and volunteers expertly model creating safe spaces to facilitate and
discuss challenging topics, guided by Jewish learning and scientific data.

EDGE (EARLY DEVELOPMENT FOR GENDER EQUITY)

EDGE engages religious & preschools in synagogues, day schools, and community programs to develop goals for and lead discussions with that institution or community on the effects of gender stereotypes and their ability to counteract gender bias in the classroom and at home. The multi-faceted program includes games, stories, art, film, and song to address the infinite possibilities of gender equity.

GSD 101: LEARNING THE TOOLS NEEDED TO BECOME AN ALLY

Our "GSD 101" workshop provides participants with accurate definitions of terms related to sexual orientation and gender identity and increases participants' comfort level when using terms related to sexual orientation and gender identity. Participants learn how everyday actions can create (or destroy) a sense of welcoming and comfort for our friends, family, and communities.