Widening Our Gates

Supporting congregations in their mission of inclusion and providing a welcoming home for all.

IFF Logo.png

Don't Say "Non-Jew":

How to Embrace Interfaith Families

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 8:30-10am

JCC North Shore

4 Community Road, Marblehead, MA 01945

We are proud to embark on a new partnership, with InterfaithFamily, as part of SCM's "Widening our Gates" stream of work. We are committed to supporting congregations in becoming the most welcoming spaces possible.

Don't Say "Non-Jew": How to Embrace Interfaith Families will help participants' congregations become more welcoming and comfortable places for interfaith individuals, couples, and families. We will discuss who interfaith families are, how to use sensitive and affirming language, and how to effectively communicate your welcome on everything from a website to a membership form.


Don't Say "Non-Jew" seminars are in development for more locations. Stay tuned for announcements.

Click Here for more information on InterfaithFamily.


Keshet Leadership Project: LGBTQ Inclusion

Western Massachusetts


  • Learn how to evaluate current programs, policies, and culture, and identify areas for growth in LGBTQ Inclusion.

  • Discover how to recognize opportunities and challenges for welcoming and affirming LGBTQ members of your community.

  • Create an achievable action plan for making your community more LGBTQ inclusive within twelve months.

  • Receive expert coaching and support from Keshet to implement your action plan.

transgender pride flag.png
Transgender Inclusion In The Jewish Community
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Temple Shalom, 175 Temple St. West Newton, MA 02465

An evening of listening, sharing, and learning for Jewish communal leadership, was presented by Keshet and URJ Reform Jewish Outreach Boston on Thursday, March 30, at Temple Shalom, Newton.


In 2015, congregations of the Union for Reform Judaism unanimously passed a resolution calling for the full inclusion of transgender and gender nonconforming individuals in our communities.


This was an opportunity for Jewish communal leaders to learn about the experiences of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals in our congregations and communities and how to better welcome and honor people of all gender identities.