As Jews, we work to create a society that ensures the humanity and dignity of all people, since we are all created b’tzelem Elohim – in God’s image. If the law protecting transgender people is repealed at the ballot box, our children, parents, relatives, friends and neighbors will be subject to discrimination in public places such as hotels, restaurants, and restrooms, to name a few – without any recourse.

Congregation Beth El is offering two opportunities to learn more about and advocate for transgender equality:
  • Sunday, October 7 – A Jewish Canvass for Trans Equality: Go door-to-door in Framingham, with MetroWest Jews and friends, to open hearts and minds and gain support for the “Yes on 3” vote.
  • Sunday, October 21 – An Educational Program at Beth El, “Trans Rights = Human Rights”: Learn about the history and importance of Ballot Question #3, explore why we may feel uncomfortable about gender identity and expression and how we can move toward greater understanding, learn how discrimination affects trans people and their families, and why trans rights are a Jewish issue.