Inclusive communities

Inclusive communities

In her guest column of July 5, “Pride and inclusion mark step toward equality,” Lisa Goldstein discusses the importance of inclusion for LGBTQ Jews, their families, disabled Jews and LGBTQ Jews with disabilities. We couldn’t agree more.

That’s why, since we moved here in 1997, we have been members of Bet Tikvah, a welcoming, queer-centric, independent minyan that has been in Pittsburgh since 1988. Bet Tikvah is one of seven LGBTQ-centric synagogues in North America. At Bet Tikvah, we have found an example of what Goldstein describes. We are happy to hear she is finding that at Temple Emanuel as well.

Deb Polk and Valerie Monaco

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