By Rebecca Missel
Everyone talks about being a welcoming synagogue, but why is it important and how do you actually do it? Synagogue leaders will hear personal stories and get the practical tools and techniques from leading voices in the LGBTQ, intermarried and multi-racial communities at Opening Our Synagogue Tents to Welcome All: LGBTQ, Intermarried, and Multi-Racial Individuals and Families on December 19, 10am to 4pm at UJA Federation of New York.
People need to feel welcomed from the moment they walk in your doors, call you or look at your website. In this brief video, Josh talks about what can happen when we #widenthewelcome.
This one-day conference features leading voices in inclusion and is presented by SYNERGY: UJA Federation NY in partnership with the Jewish Reconstructionist Communities, the Union for Reform Judaism, the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, and Keshet.
Now, more than ever, we need our synagogues to be open, safe spaces where everyone feels a part of our community. Come and learn what it means to #widenthewelcome.
If travel to NYC is not possible, click here to register for livestream of morning sessions.
Rebecca Missel is a program manager at SYNERGY: UJA Federation NY.