<p>Keshet is a national grassroots organization with offices in Boston, Denver, and the Bay Area that works for the full inclusion and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Jews in all facets of Jewish life-- synagogues, Hebrew schools, day schools, youth groups, summer camps, social service organizations, and other communal agencies. This page was created to offer resources to Jewish school settings wishing to work for greater inclusion and safety for their LGBTQ students.</p>

Publication Date2012
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<p>"Harassment, Bullying and Free Expression: Guidelines for Free and Safe Public Schools," is based on current laws but is not a legal document. Instead it is a policy guide rooted in the best interests of students. And because of that it can accomplish goals that many court rulings and policies from the federal Department of Education have struggled to reach. The National School Boards Association&nbsp;worked with 16 other education, civil rights, and legal advocacy groups, including the American Jewish Committee and the Religious Freedom Education Project/First Amendment Center, to create this guide for schools.</p> <p>The guide shows how to distinguish between speech that expresses an idea, including religious or political viewpoints that may be offensive to some students or teachers, and speech that is intended or likely to cause emotional or psychological harm to another student o ...

Publication Date2012
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<p>The Coalition of Jewish Teens, or CJT, was created with the purpose of bringing together Jewish teens from all different youth movements, including BBYO, NCSY, NFTY, USY and Young Judaea. As representatives of the major Jewish youth movements, we are united in taking a stand against bullying everywhere. While each one of us may belong to a different Jewish youth movement, we are connected by our passion and desire to fulfill tikkun olam, our responsibility to repair the world. Together we must create a more inclusive and open Jewish community for today and tomorrow. We urge all Jewish teens, as well as all those who work with Jewish teens and the parents and families of Jewish teens, to take a stand against intolerance.</p> <p><object width="460" height="259" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/P4Od28j3aaM?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="movie" va ...

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JQYouth is a New York-based social/support group made up of frum/formerly frum* gay, lesbian, bi, and trans Jews ages 17-30. (*Frum includes: "modern orthodox, yeshivish, chasidish and traditional-conservative.") Website includes resources, links for further study, history and contact information.

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Listen to a free podcast from the Jewish Daily Forward, here interviewing Mordechai Levovitz, co-founder of Jewish Queer Youth, a support network for queer Orthodox Jews under 30. Podcast <span>discusses coming out to his parents, the pitfalls of reparative therapy, and how he’s learned to live as a gay observant Jew.<span><br /><br /></span><br /><br /></span>

Publication Date2010
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The Strength Through Community Project started in the fall of 2010 as a response to the widely publicized bullying, torture, and suicides affecting the LGBTQS community. In recent months we have witnessed the tragic suicides, torture, and bullying of LGBTQ youth. Unfortunately, this is not a new situation for our community, but it is new that the media has picked up on it.<br /><br />New York's Congregation Beit Simchat Torah has launched a sustained online video messaging project, building on the success of the "It Gets Better" project, aimed at providing not just the stories of individuals, but the power and support of our entire community, as a Jewish community, to those in crisis, and based on advice from suicide prevention experts.The project is centered on a sustained video message program that is guided by three principles:<ol> <li>To offer a specifically <strong>Jewish</strong> ...

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Archived webinar by Dr. Rona Novick on the topic of Bully Prevention in Jewish Day Schools. Visit the <a href="http://www.yu.edu/azrieli/schoolpartnership/" target="_blank">Institute's homepage</a> to view other archived webinars from The University-School Partnership as well.

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<span>USY is pleased to offer resources and activities to help Jewish educators respond to bullying through a Jewish lens through discussion, interactive activities and texts. </span>This PDF is an excerpt from a 2009 publication, <em>Love Your Neighbor, Love Yourself: Building Healthy Relationships. </em>A joint project between <strong>USY</strong> and <strong>Jewish Women International</strong>, this educational sourcebook is engaging and interactive, yet covers serious topics prevalent in the lives of teens. Adaptable for pre-teens and for any setting, this book is packed with discussion, texts and interactive activities on the following topics: <p><!--[if !supportLists]--><span><span>·<span> </span></span></span><!--[endif]--><span>Friendship</span></p> <p><!--[if !supportLists]--><span><span>·<span> </span></span></span><!--[endif]--><span>Love, dating and marriage</span></p> <p> ...

Publication Date2009
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SuEllen Fried and Blanche Sosland (yes, that Sosland!) bring their combined experiences together to present a blueprint to reduce the pain, rage and revenge cycle of bullying. Their strategies have been captured from hands-on interaction with educators, parents and students. The authors offer materials for educators, administrators, legislators, PTAs and more.

Publication Date2010
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Resource page for CARE (Comprehensive Abuse Response Education Initiative) at Yeshiva University's Institute for University-School Partnership. Page includes an executive summary as well as links to webinars and related communities of practice.

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The <a href="http://familyproject.sfsu.edu/index.htm">Family Acceptance Project</a> is a community research, intervention and education initiative to study the impact of family acceptance and rejection on the health, mental health and well-being of lesbian, gay and bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. Results will be used to help families provide support for LGBT youth, to develop appropriate interventions, programs and policies, and to train providers to improve the quality of services and care they receive. The project is funded by <a href="http://www.calendow.org/">The California Endowment,</a> the <a href="http://www.aecf.org/">Annie E. Casey Foundation,</a> the <a href="http://www.lifp.org/">Robert Wood Johnson Foundation,</a> and individual donors.

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Through research-based interventions, GLSEN (The Gay, Lesbian &amp; Straight Education Network) provides resources and support for schools to implement effective and age-appropriate anti-bullying programs to improve school climate for all students. While many schools show a willingness to address bullying generally, effective efforts must address the pervasive issue of anti-LGBT bullying as a crucial element of the problem. Listed here are programs and resources to help all members of the school community address bullying in inclusive and effective ways.

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GroundSpark's Respect For All Project facilitates the development of inclusive, bias-free schools and communities by providing media resources, support and training to youth, educators and service providers. Its <span>central goals</span> are: <blockquote> <li>To challenge stereotypes and to help children, youth and adults make the linkages between a variety of prejudice and bias issues;</li> <p> </p> <li>To promote respect and equity at the earliest age possible and on an ongoing basis, before negative attitudes and prejudices become entrenched and harmful;</li> <p> </p> <li>To reduce the number of acts of bullying and violence among youth; and</li> <p> </p> <li>To help create inclusive, welcoming school and community environments where young people and families of all backgrounds and experiences can thrive.</li> </blockquote> ...

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An interactive site created by the Gay-Straight Alliance Network for students, teachers &amp; parents to view and create their own videos in support of LGBT youth &amp; diversity. Special pages for parents &amp; educators include tools for the classroom.<br /><br />Some of the great videos posted by Jews include: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM6xbW1DZyM&amp;">Sarah Silverman</a>, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIWDxPjhTSo">Rabbi David Bauer</a>,<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxhZJJAGjW0">Kate Bornstein</a>, &amp; <a href="http://jewschool.com/2010/10/03/24202/dear-queer-kids-please-stop-killing-yourselves/">David Levy</a>.

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Lesson plans, curricular tools, information and email list for educators from the Gay, Lesbian &amp; Straight Education Network, sponsors of <em>National</em> <em>No Name Calling Week </em><span>and</span><em> <span style="font-style: normal;">the</span> <em>National Day of Silence</em>. </em>GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes in creating a more vibrant and diverse community.

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An article on The Huffington Post by Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater, Spiritual leader of the Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center in Pasadena, California.

Publication Date2010
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An article by Rabbi Victor Appell, <span>URJ Congregational Specialist for Marketing, Outreach &amp; New Communities, in response to the recent spate of bullying &amp; suicides of LGBT teens. </span>

Publication Date2010
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The North American Federation of Temple Youth's official response to <span>actual, virtual and viral bullying, teasing and harassment. Includes links to </span>the entire collection of Reform Jewish resources regarding GLBT inclusion.

Publication Date2010
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<p>In response to mounting reports of vicious anti-gay bullying and student suicides, the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance project is making a new documentary film and educational kit available – free of charge – to every school in the country.</p> <p><em>Bullied: A Student, a School and a Case that Made History</em>chronicles the powerful story of a student who stood up to his anti-gay tormentors and filed a federal lawsuit against his school district. The suit led to a landmark federal court decision holding that school officials could be held accountable for not stopping the harassment and abuse of gay students.<span> <br /><br /><em>Bullied</em> is the seventh film produced by the SPLC’s Teaching Tolerance program. Four of the program’s past documentaries have been nominated for Academy Awards®, and two films – “A Time for Justice” and<em> </em>“Mighty Times: The Chi ...

Publication Date2010
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An article from <a href="sosland/resources/Tikkun-Olam-2FSocial-Justice-/Repair-the-World/details">Repair the World</a> by author Jay Michaelson, founder and executive director of <a href="http://www.nehirim.org/">Nehirim: GLBT Jewish Culture and Spirituality</a>, addressing practical strategies for combating homophobic bullying in the Jewish classroom and community.

Publication Date2010
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