Mission: Jewish Mosaic partners with Jewish organizations, communities, and individuals of every denomination to create a world where all Jews are fully included in communal life, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
As a national trans-denominational organization, Jewish Mosaic:
- Conducts strategic policy research on issues related to LGBT Jews and the Jewish world;
- Engages with questions of sexuality, gender and inclusion in Jewish sacred texts;
- Collaborates with allies, supporters, rabbis, scholars and activists across all movements in the Jewish communal world;
- Keeps LGBT issues on the agendas of national and international Jewish institutions;
- Provides LGBT-focused resources, education, and consulting to synagogues, Jewish organizations and Jewish communal leaders throughout the country and the world;
- Connects locally-based LGBT Jewish advocacy groups with one another;
- Delivers diversity training workshops that engage Jewish community members with LGBT issues in a Jewish framework;
- Engages LGBT and allied Jews in community building programs locally in Colorado and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Based in Denver, with a regional office in the San Francisco Bay Area, Jewish Mosaic is a managed project of Jewish Funds for Justice and was founded in 2003 by Judaic studies scholars Dr. Caryn Aviv and Dr. David Shneer.
Geographic areas served: National; special outreach in Colorado and the San Francisco Bay Area
The have been instrumental in empowering LGBTQ Jews- religious, secular, cultural, and any combination- in making challenging, supportive, empowering, and healing communities and contexts to be both Queer, Jewish, Jewishly Queer, and Queered Jewish.
They are an incredibly necessary GLBT pioneer in the Jewish community in Denver. They've put on some wonderful programs, and I look forward to many more in the future. I helped start a Jewish GLBT social group here which lasted for about 4 or 5 years, and Mosaic really stepped in and picked up where we left off. Thanks Jewish Mosaic.