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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!

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Namerow, Jordan. "JTS Welcomes Gays and Lesbians!." 26 March 2007. Jewish Women's Archive. (Viewed on May 23, 2017) <https://jwa.org/blog/JTSwelcomesGLBT>.

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