Do Not Stand Idly By: A Jewish Community Pledge to Save Lives

Dear Friends: We've decided to use a dedicated website to handle the outpouring of support for this effort. Please - visit http://jewishcommunitypledge.org to sign the pledge. Thank you! As members of a tradition that sees each person as created in the divine image, we respond with anguish and outrage at the spate of suicides brought on by homophobic bullying and intolerance. We hereby commit to ending homophobic bullying or harassment of any kind in our synagogues, schools, organizations, and communities. As a signatory, I pledge to speak out when I witness anyone being demeaned for their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. I commit myself to do whatever I can to ensure that each and every person in my community is treated with dignity and respect. Campaign launched by Keshet [www.keshetonline.org] in partnership with (as of 10.5.10): Advancing Women Professionals and the Jewish Community Adas Israel Congregation The Adventure Rabbi Program ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado The Anshe Emet Synagogue, Chicago, IL Bay Area Masorti Be'chol Lashon Beth Chayim Chadashim, Los Angeles, CA Congregation Bet Tikvah, Pittsburgh, PA The Bronfman Youth Fellowships (BYFI) California Faith for Equality Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) Cleveland Jewish LGBTQ2A Inclusion Project Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston Congregation Am Tikva, Boston, MA Congregation Bet Haverim, Atlanta, GA Congregation Bet Tikvah, Pittsburgh, PA Congregation Beth Ahavah, Philadelphia, PA Congregation Beth Elohim, Brooklyn, NY Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, New York, NY Congregation Beth El, Berkeley, California Congregation Beth El Binah, Dallas, TX Congregation B'nai Jeshurun, New York, NY Congregation Kol Ami, West Hollywood, CA Congregation Netivot Shalom, Berkeley, CA Congregation Sha'ar Zahav, San Francisco, CA The Curriculum Initiative The Dobkin Family Foundation Gay and Lesbian Yeshiva Day School Alumni Association (GLYDSA) Gay and Lesbian Outreach and Engagement Program (GLOE)/Washington DC Jewish Community Center Hebrew College He'bro Hazon Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life Hillel at Stanford Institute for Judaism & Sexual Orientation, Hebrew Union College-JIR InterfaithFamily.com Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center JALSA - The Jewish Alliance for Law & Social Action Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance JESNA - The Jewish Education Service of North America JewishBoston.com Jewish Communal Leadership Program, University of Michigan The Jewish Community Center in Manhattan The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston Jewish Council for Public Affairs Jewish Council on Urban Affairs The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington Jewish Gay and Lesbian Group, London, UK Jewish Gay Network of Michigan Jewish Milestones The Jewish Multiracial Network Jewish Organizing Initiative Jewish Outreach Institute Jewish Reconstructionist Federation The Jewish Theological Seminary Jewish Transitions Jewish Women’s Archive Jews United for Justice Joshua Venture Group Judaism Your Way, Denver, CO Jumpstart Just Congregations of the Union for Reform Judaism JQ International JQYouth KOACH Kehilat Hadar, New York, NY Kehilla Community Synagogue, Piedmont, CA Kehilla School Kolenu, Seattle's Young Adult GLBTQ Group LGBT Alliance of the Jewish Community Federation, San Francisco, CA Lippman Kanfer Family Foundation Ma'yan Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters Community Mikveh Mechon Hadar Moishe House Moishe House Boston: Kavod Jewish Social Justice House The Morningstar Foundation The Natan Fund Nathan Cummings Foundation Nehar Shalom Community Synagogue, Jamaica Plain, MA Nehirim: GLBT Jewish Culture and Spirituality New Jersey's Lesbian & Gay Havurah North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) NUJLS: The National Union of Jewish Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Students Orthodykes NY Progressive Jewish Alliance Rabbinical Assembly Rabbinical School of Hebrew College The Rainbow Center, Atlanta, GA RAVSAK: The Jewish Community Day School Network Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association Reconstructionist Rabbinical College Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism Repair the World Rockville Open House ROI Community Romemu Ruth Allen Ziegler Foundation The Samuel Bronfman Foundation Shalom Amigos, Mexico ShefaNetwork: The Conservative/Masorti Movement Dreaming from Within Storahtelling SVARA TBS Keshet, Temple Beth Shalom, Needham, MA Trembling Before G-d Outreach Project The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ) United Synagogue Youth (USY) University of Washington Hillel UpStart Bay Area The Youth and Gender Media Project World Congress of GLBT Jews A Wider Bridge Women of Reform Judaism Zeek Media, Inc. Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies
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