Creating LGBTQ-Inclusive Spaces Archives - JFCS of Greater Philadelphia

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Dear Ally is an anonymous online question and answer forum for Jewish lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, parents and family members of LGBTQ individuals, and professionals who have questions pertaining to their work with the LGBTQ community. Submit an anonymous letter and it gets posted along with a response publically for others to see and gain support through.

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Are there any 100% Orthodox shuls that are LGBTQ friendly?

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She has asked me about where she might relocate in the Philadelphia area that is not entirely urban and where being queer considered a ‘non-event.’

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We have a new lesbian rabbi. I’ve noticed that some of the other congregants….

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As a teacher, I want to support my students. What resources are available for teachers/schools around LGBTQ sensitivity?

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What social events are there for LGBTQ Jews in Philadelphia?

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Is there an age appropriate time to start informing her about the LGBT community?

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I’m not gay, but I’ve been hearing a lot lately about LGBT bullying and suicides.

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I’m the Membership Vice President of a medium-sized synagogue in the suburbs.

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I’m the educational director of a large Conservative synagogue.

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