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Shir Hadash welcomes all members of the Jewish Community.

Since 1997, when Ellen Degeneres first came out on television, and Congregation Shir Hadash joined other local liberal congregations in advertising that, “Ellen, You Can Worship With Us,” Congregation Shir Hadash has been active in the area of GLBT inclusion. Throughout our history we have affirmed the welcome to all members of the Jewish community and been sensitive to the needs of the GLBT community. Some examples of how Shir Hadash supports this community include:

  • A commitment to hiring clergy and other leadership without regard for sexual orientation.
  • A change in all of our forms and processes to include all kinds of families.
  • Over a decade of support for the Marriage Equality and marriage ceremonies in our sanctuary.
  • Inclusion of members of the GLBT community in our services, committee’s and activities.
  • A Gay/Straight Alliance group for our teens that meets periodically.
  • Invitation to participate in the South Bay’s Annual Jewish Pride Shabbat.

Join us for dinner in the Succah for our GLBT Family, Friends, and Allies a longstanding tradition at Congregation Shir Hadash.

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