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Temple Emanu-El LGBTQ group welcomes all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersexed individuals and families to engage fully in the richness of Jewish life. Through group specific activities and participation in congregational programs, TE LGBTQ creates a safe and accepting space for members of the LGBTQ community, their families and supporters to connect to and explore Jewish life in Dallas.


An Evening with Abby Stein
Thursday, June 10 at 7 p.m. | Zoom
Activist Abby Stein discusses her journey from ultra-orthodox rabbi to woman of trans experience. Stein’s Hasidic community in Williamsburg believed that, as a 10th generation of the Baal Shem Tov, she was destined to be a rabbinic leader. They also believed she was a boy. But Abby felt certain at a young age that she was a girl, and eventually orchestrated a personal exodus from ultra-Orthodox manhood to mainstream femininity—a radical choice that forced her to leave her home, her family, her way of life. Less than five years later, she is a sought-after speaker and prominent activist for gender equality. She will share her story of two transitions, with a focus on gender and Jewish identity. Register here. (This event will not be recorded.)

Pride Shabbat
Friday, June 11 at 6:15 p.m. | In-person and Online
As a place that seeks to offer learning, prayer and deeds to change people’s understanding of themselves, we invite you to join us in person (or online!) for a special Pride Shabbat. This service will explore how to best support our LGBTQ community through allyship and advocacy in the Jewish community and beyond.

A big mazel tov to those getting married! Please contact us if you’re interested in having Temple clergy officiate a wedding.

Contact Erica Strauss at 214.706.0000, ext. 158, for more information.

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Religious Action Center (RAC) on LGBTQ Rights
URJ Resolution on Gay Marriage

Resource Center
Real Live Connection
GALA Youth
The Trevor Project

Transgender Hotline in Dallas: 877-565-8860
The GENECIS Program at Children's Health
Trans-Cendence International, Inc.
Transgender Education Network of Texas (TENT)

PFLAG Dallas
Rainbow Roundup