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JTS Welcomes Gays and Lesbians!

Earlier today, the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) announced its decision to open its doors to gay and lesbian rabbinical and cantorial students, a decision that is effective immediately!

Like the 1983 decision to ordain women, the ordination of gays and lesbians has been a long-awaited, complicated struggle met with much resistance. And yet, it's encouraging that 34 years later, the Conservative movement has followed a similar path by extending its inclusiveness to gays and lesbians who bring enriching perspectives to Jewish life and spiritual leadership. As a feminist, this is certainly an achievement to celebrate. Bravo!

How to cite this page

Namerow, Jordan. "JTS Welcomes Gays and Lesbians!." 26 March 2007. Jewish Women's Archive. (Viewed on October 25, 2016) <>.


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