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Welcoming Congregations

April 6, 2016

Tablet recently reported that Shirley Gindler-Price, the former president of the Jewish Multiracial Network, released an updated compilation of temples and synagogues across the denominational spectrum considered to be welcoming of Jews of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, and have diverse membership in their pews.

The article stated that entries are based on referrals from Jewish multiracial families and Jews of color who have personally attended and felt comfortable in, and are now recommending to others. Additionally, the staff, the clergy, and the congregation of the synagogue may be evaluated anonymously before being added to the list.

Any list, of course, is subjective. The fact that certain synagogues were highlighted takes nothing away from the work being done by congregations not on the list.

We congratulate the dozen Reconstructionist synagogues included on the list.

Shir Hadash Reconstructionist, Wheeling, IL

Temple Hillel B’nai Torah, West Roxbury, MA

Adat Shalom, Bethesda, MD

Kehillah Synagogue, Chapel Hill, NC

B’nai Keshet Reconstructionist Synagogue, Montclair, NJ

SAJ-Society for the Advancement of Judaism, Upper West Side Manhattan, NY

West End Synagogue, New York, NY
Bet Am Shalom, White Plains, NY

Leyv Ha-Ir, Philadelphia, PA
Kol Tzedek, West Philadelphia Synagogue, Philadelphia, PA
Mishkan Shalom, Philadelphia, PA

Congregation Shir Hadash, Milwaukee, WI

To view the entire list, click here.

Click here to read the Tablet article.

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