FJMC-WLCJ Inclusion Initiative

The Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs (FJMC) and the Women’s League for Conservative Judaism (WLCJ) worked together on this project to create an environment that makes all of us, no matter our unique identities and needs, feel welcomed and embraced in our Jewish Community.

We define Inclusion as:

the process, practice or policy of providing equal access to opportunities and resources for people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized; a commitment to welcoming, respecting, accepting, institutionally supporting and valuing diverse identities and communities of people.

While recognizing there are more underserved communities than the ones we focused on here, our focus was on:

  1. Individuals with neurological and/or physical health challenges
  2. Jews of Color
  3. LGBTIQA+ individuals
  4. Families of all types

Final Thought:  Please consider that most of us think we’re doing everything we can to make everyone feel welcomed – until we really talk to some of our members who consider themselves marginalized.  The truth is we can do this better.  And this guidebook will help you.

The main Inclusion section of our website may be reached by clicking here.  The Inclusion Resource Guidebook in pdf format can be downloaded here. Let us know what else we can do to support your efforts and what you’re doing that we should include in the next update of the Guidebook. Additional resources besides the Guidebook may be found at the main Inclusion section.

Questions?  Comments?  Wish to request a speaker from FJMC to present the initiative in-person or virtually?  How can we help you?

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