NFTY is an open and inclusive environment, encouraging teens to truly express themselves with no sense of falsehood, pretense or fear. As such, we strive to create inclusion in both our relationships with one another and with the resources and education we can provide to help others understand, learn, and grow from the beautiful ways in which our community is diversely represented. Below are some of those resources that we hope members in and around our communities will find useful.
Resolutions from the URJ
From the RAC
Background on LGBT Rights
The struggle for LGBT equality is at the forefront of the civil rights movement. We see discrimination that is either condoned or approved by local and federal government on a range of topics from employment to marriage and immigration to adoption. Thankfully, we are beginning to see progress made, but there is still much work to be done.
Position of the Reform Movement on LGBT Rights
Jewish Values on LGBT rights and the perspective of the URJ and the CCAR on rights, inclusion, outreach, marriage, and the Boy Scouts of America.
Jewish Values on LGBT Rights
Each of us, created in God’s image, has a unique talent, with which we can contribute to the high moral purpose of tikkun olam, the repair of our world. Excluding anyone from our community lessens our chance of achieving this goal of a more perfect world.
Learn More about Gender Equality
Resolution in Support of Non-Discrimination in North Carolina
NFTY-MAR/ NFTY-SAR Spring Kallot - April 16, 2016
Rejecting an anti-LGBT Law in my NFTY Region
By Sam Ressin, NFTY-MAR SAVP 2015-2016 - On the RAC blog
Speaking Out Against HB2 in NFTY-SAR
By Rachel Davis, NFTY-SAR Incoming SAVP 2016-2017 - On the RAC blog
About North Carolina's HB 2
Human Rights Campaign