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Ahavath Achim Congregation's Inclusion Statement

Ahavath Achim Congregation welcomes all Jews, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

In alignment with our values, vision, and mission, Ahavath Achim Congregation is a welcoming community that embraces a diversity of life experiences and Jewish journeys, and fosters connections, communication, and support among our members.

We welcome all Jews, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, as full participants in all religious practices and in communal life of the congregation.

 

We invite LGBTQ+ people, whether single or as a couple, with or without children, to join our community as members.

 

Jewish LGBTQ+ members are encouraged to sanctify lifecycle moments, such as birth/covenant ceremonies, b’nai mitzvah, and weddings with our community, and to celebrate milestones in their lives, including anniversaries, by being called to the Torah for an aliyah.

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