A Place for Everybody

Temple is a place that welcomes and embraces everyone in our community, regardless of race, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical ability or cognitive ability. Through the efforts of our Inclusion Working Group and our commitment to being an antiracist community, Temple strives to be a place where all feel welcome and embraced.


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.

Contact Erica Strauss, Director of Social Justice and Special Projects, at estrauss@tedallas.org.

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Becoming an Antiracist Congregation

Temple Emanu-El is committed to eliminating racism and promoting awareness and education throughout our congregation, our city and our world. Recently, the Within Our Walls and Beyond Task force completed the initial phase of its work. In addition to the task force work, the Facing Our Truths small groups are continuing.

“Our hope is that our suggestions will not only support individual learning and growth but drive a collective culture shift. The goal is to use a lens of antiracism, equity and inclusion to lift all boats so that we can continue to move forward by making Temple Emanu-El a better community for all.” – Ariana Cook, chair

Contact Alexandra Horn, Director of Congregational Engagement, at ahorn@tedallas.org.