Our LGBTQ+ Community Initiatives Project
We at Chovevei Torah have a heightened responsibility to address this urgent issue. Our rabbis are regularly fielding pastoral, communal, and halakhic questions from their community’s gay, trans, and queer members and turning to us for guidance and support. And as an institution, we have had our own challenges in this area and the need to do better pushes us forward in this work.
It is for this reason that in September 2022, YCT launched its LGBTQ+ Community Initiatives project. This project focuses on three areas:
- Running programs and panels in partnering communities to help them become more aware of and sensitive to its LGBTQ+ members and their lived realities;
- Teaching Torah and developing resources for rabbis and their communities, including guidance from Jewish leaders who have made meaningful steps forward;
- Advancing the state of the halakhic discourse in these matters.
David Pernick serves as Director of LGBTQ+ Community Initiatives and oversees and drives these efforts.
To support these efforts, get involved, or find out more, please email David Pernick at email@example.com.