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  • Transgender Jews: Beyond the Rainbow

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    April 30, 2015 | 10:03 am

    Deborah attends services at Temple Aliyah nearly every week, but on a Friday night two years ago, she was nervous. Her daughter, Rebecca, then 18 and known all of her life as Jeremy, had chosen the Kabbalat Shabbat service to come out in public dressed as a woman for the first...

  • PJA and JFSJ head Elissa Barrett moves to Bet Tzedek

    By Ryan Torok

    March 8, 2012 | 12:47 pm

    Elissa Barrett is leaving Progressive Jewish Alliance and Jewish Funds for Justice (PJA and JFSJ) to become vice president and general counsel of Bet Tzedek.

    It was difficult decision to depart from PJA and JFSJ, she said, where she served as chief of regional operations. But, “I...