The artwork on this note card was created by 5768 WRJ Art Calendar artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine.
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Congregation Beth Elohim
The social action committee, knowing that a member of their congregation had been involved as legal counsel in a case which led to a ruling on gay marriage, asked her to speak to the congregation.
In order to include a Jewish voice in planning an event, the committee also asked the rabbi to speak about homosexuality from both a historical Jewish context and a modern Jewish context.
To increase visibility, the committee invited other local Jewish organizations to attend the event, and advertised the panel in the synagogue’s newsletter and sent press releases to the local newspaper and local gay and Jewish publications.
In order to present a more well-rounded program, several components were included in the program:
Members of the larger community left the panel feeling better informed about GLBT issues and legal issues surrounding gay marriage, and were provided with information about ways to become involved in advocacy work.
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