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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Temple Sinai welcomes the full participation of all who seek a Jewish community. We invite those from a diverse spectrum of Jewish life, including people of color, multi-faith and interfaith people and families, Jews by Choice, single parents, single people, those differently-abled, and LGBTQ+ individuals and families.

We are proud of the diversity in our community.

June Notes:

June 18:

As Pride month heads into another week of recognition and celebration of the LGBTQ+ community, please join us for a special Shabbat service on Friday, June 18th as Temple Sinai honors the LGBTQ+ community and its allies.

In addition, this week includes Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, on June 19th.  It's observed as a public holiday in 14 US states.  This celebration honors the day in 1865 when slaves in Texas and Louisiana finally learned that they were free, two whole months after the end of the Civil War.   June 19, therefore, became the day of emancipation for thousands of African-Americans. In our age of 24 hour new services and social media, it's difficult to believe that this information took such a long time to become a reality.   

June 11:

DEI notes the observance of Native American Citizenship Day on June 15th which commemorates the day in 1924 when the US Congress passed legislation recognizing the citizenship of Native Americans.

In addition, we urge everyone to become familiar with and support the Equality Act, which has passed the House of Representatives and is now before the Senate. This bill would amend existing federal civil rights laws, including the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, to extend protections to LGBTQ+ Americans. It would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing, public accommodations, public education, federal funding, credit and the jury system. Passage of this act would provide LGBTQ+ people nationwide protection against discrimination

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