Hillel Improves Its Outreach


| 1/28/2008 3:37:21 PM


Tags: campus organizations, campus ministry, Hillel, LGBTQ, GLBTQ, gay and lesbian students, Jewish, Judaism,

For more than 80 years, the nondenominational Jewish organization Hillel has been cultivating Jewish community and identity on college campuses. Recently, Hillel released an extensive guide aimed at better serving students who are members of both the Jewish and the LGBTQ communities.

The 164-page Hillel LGBTQ Resource Guide includes students’ personal stories, a glossary of inclusive language, liturgical resources, and lists of queer identified and actively allied Hillel staff. The Forward reports that the guide grew from a group of LGBTQ Hillel staff members who have met at annual Hillel conferences since 1991, first secretly and later more openly.

Steve Thorngate

(Thanks, RAC Blog.)