In partnership with Keshet the LGBT Alliance is committed to ending homophobic bullying or harassment of any kind in our synagogues, schools, organizations, and communities.
Please help send the message that we as a Jewish community will not stand by in the face of suffering and injustice. We ask all of our Jewish community members, youth and adults, to help spread the message on how to strengthen our communities and make a pledge to save lives. Please make this pledge today.
You can also help by distributing the following resources devoted to ending bullying to people in your community who may need them:
- The Trevor Project's Trevor Lifeline, is a 24-hour, national crisis and suicide prevention lifeline for gay and questioning teens. The number is 1-866-4-U-Trevor.
- The National Center for Bullying Prevention promotes awareness and teaches effective ways to respond to bullying.
- STOMP Out Bullying is focused on reducing bullying and cyberbullying.
- The Matthew Shepard Foundation's Matthew's Place is an online community and resource center for LGBTQ youth.
- Keshet's Hineini Education Project trains and supports Jewish educators, clergy, program staff, youth, and lay leaders to ensure that GLBT youth, families, and staff are safe and affirmed in all Jewish educational and community settings. Local trainers in areas all over the country can be accessed to help bring messages of inclusion to you.
- The Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) Welcoming Schools Guide is an approach to addressing family diversity, gender stereotyping, and name-calling in grades K-5 to ensure that their elementary schools welcome all students and families.
- One of our grantees, GroundSpark is offering free streaming of four of their best documentary films which provide critical tools to youth and adults addressing anti LGBT bullying. Check out this "spark" which lets you see excerpts in the hope that you watch these films with your family or co-workers and make a plan to take action in your community. You can use these streams as an opportunity to start a dialogue with the people you care about and learn what’s going on in their lives.
- PFLAG and GLSEN work together to eradicate bullying and bias in schools. They have partnered with the Department of Civil Rights to create the Claim Your Rights program, to help everyone understand that they have the right to safer schools and provides the know-how to report incidences of bullying, particularly when schools deny that bullying exists.
- The GLBTQ Online High School is a safe place where you can get a complete high school education -- and diploma -- from anywhere.