Opinion

Modah Ani

Shira BodnarShira Bodnar (she/her) is a queer, Jewish arist based in Tkaronto. She has found joy and life through her artistic explorations in many mediums: music, painting, writing, and performance. Shira focuses…

The LGBT Logs

JQYJQY (Jewish Queer Youth) is a nonprofit organization based in the United States that aims to support and empower LGBTQ+ Jewish youth with a special focus on teens and young adults from…

For Jews, Life Begins at Birth

Ella Gladstone MartinElla Gladstone Martin is currently fulfilling her dream of becoming an ordained cantor at Hebrew Union College in New York City. Ella was born in Jerusalem and raised in Canada…

The Torah of Intersectionality

Rabbi Rachel TimonerRabbi Rachel Timoner is grateful and proud to serve as Senior Rabbi of Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope, Brooklyn. She is honoured to stand with families at the moments…

In sacred texts, we belong

Rabbi Micah Buck-YaelRabbi Micah Buck-Yael (he/him or they/them) serves as Keshet’s Director of Education and Training, where he works to provide Jewish organizations with the knowledge and tools to build LGBTQ-affirming community. He brings a…

Leaving Babylon

Joseph SamuelsJoseph Samuels, a retired real estate developer who has traveled to more than 100 countries, writes frequently about Jews from Arab lands. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Ruby.…

Ukrainian Jewish Encounter: more important than ever

Natalia A. FeduschakNatalia A. Feduschak joined UJE in October 2013. With more than twenty years of international journalism experience, she has spent much of her career covering the former Soviet Union, from…

A new home for the LGBTQ+ Jewish community in Toronto

Cara GoldCara Gold is a Jewish community builder, organizer and dreamer working at the Miles Nadal JCC. Cara sits on the board of Hashomer Hazair Canada and is an alumni of the…

Reading Braiding Sweetgrass in a shmita year

At the start of 5782, my hevruta study partner and I decided to begin a course through the education platform ProjectZug on shmita laws. The laws ask us to take only what…

Don’t rest on the laurels of Jews from history

Ella Gladstone MartinElla Gladstone Martin is currently fulfilling her dream of becoming an ordained cantor at Hebrew Union College in New York City. Ella was born in Jerusalem and raised in Canada…

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