Policies & Responsa
This section displays over 40 years worth of documents from the Reform Movement on issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Jews and shows how the Movement has evolved over time regarding these issues. In addition, the Institute is now collecting the responsa and resolutions of other Jewish denominations on LGBT topics. Read More


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Title Type Organization Movement/Affiliation Date
Report  CCAR  Reform   1990 
Resolution  CCAR  Reform   1977 
Resolution  CCAR  Reform   2000 
Resolution  CCAR  Reform   1996 
Resolution  CCAR  Reform   1993 
Resolution  UAHC (now URJ)  Reform   1995 
Resolution  UAHC (now URJ)  Reform   1989 
Resolution  UAHC (now URJ)  Reform   1993 
Resolution  UAHC (now URJ)  Reform   1993 
Resolution  UAHC (now URJ)  Reform   1987 
Resolution  UAHC (now URJ)  Reform   1977 
Resolution  UAHC (now URJ)  Reform   1999 
Report  CCAR  Reform   1998 
Resolution  UAHC (now URJ)  Reform   1997 
Responsa  CCAR  Reform   1982 
Responsa  CCAR  Reform   1973 
Responsa  CCAR  Reform   1996 
Responsa  CCAR  Reform   1981 
Responsa  CCAR  Reform   1986 
Responsa  CCAR  Reform   1988 
Responsa  CCAR  Reform   1991 
Responsa  CCAR  Reform   1990 
Responsa  CCAR  Reform   1987 
Responsa  CCAR  Reform   1989 
Responsa  CCAR  Reform   1985 
Resolution  WRJ-NFTS  Reform   1965 
Resolution  NFTY  Reform   1983 
Resolution  NFTY  Reform   1991 
Resolution  NATE  Reform   1991 
Resolution  WRJ-NFTS  Reform   1991 
Resolution  WRJ-NFTS  Reform   1991 
Statement  ACC  Reform   1991 
Resolution  UAHC (now URJ)  Reform   1991 
Resolution  CCAR  Reform   1992 
Resolution  NFTY  Reform   1992 
Responsa  CCAR  Reform   1978 
Responsa  CCAR  Reform   1985 
Responsa  CCAR  Reform   1990 
Resolution  NFTY  Reform   2003 
Resolution  URJ  Reform   2003 
Resolution  CCAR   Reform   2004 
Resolution  URJ  Reform   2004 
Resolution  CCAR  Reform   2004 
Speech  URJ  Reform   2004 
Article  The Jewish Journal  Reform   2004 
Article  JTA  Reform   2008 
Resolution  CJLS  Conservative  1992 
Responsa  CJLS  Conservative  2006 
Responsa  CJLS  Conservative  2006 
Responsa  CJLS  Conservative  2006 
Responsa  CJLS  Conservative  2006 
Responsa  CJLS  Conservative  2003 
Responsa  CJLS  Conservative  2006 
Responsa  CJLS  Conservative  2006 
Responsa  CJLS  Conservative  2006 
Responsa  CJLS  Conservative  2006 
Responsa  CJLS  Conservative  2006 
Resolution  UAHC (now URJ)  Reform   1993 
Resolution  CJLS  Conservative  1992 
Resolution  CJLS  Conservative  1992 
Resolution  USCJ  Conservative  1991 
Responsa  CJLS  Conservative  1992 
Resolution  RRA  Reconstructionist  2004 
Resolution  CJLS  Conservative  1993 
Resolution  CJLS  Conservative  1993 
Responsa  CJLS  Conservative  1993 
Responsa  Liberal Judaism  Liberal Judaism (UK)  2005 
Resolution  Liberal Judaism  Liberal Judaism (UK)  2005 
Responsa  Yeshiva University  Orthodox  2008 
Resolution  Society of Humanistic Judaism  Humanistic  2004 
Resolution  USCJ  Conservative  2006 
Resolution  Association of Humanistic Rabbis  Humanistic  2003 
Principles  Aleph  Renewal  2008 
Resolution  Ohalah  Renewal  2008 
Responsa  Orthodox Union  Orthodox  2006 
Report  Jewish Reconstructionist Federation (JRF)  Reconstructionist  1993 
Statement  USCJ  Conservative  2006 
Resolution  CCAR  Reform   2003 
Resolution  WRJ -NFTS  Reform   1997 
Resolution  WRJ-NFTS  Reform   1985 
Responsa  CCAR  Reform   1969 
Responsa  Rabbinical Assembly  Conservative  2012 
Statement  CJLS  Conservative  2012 
Resolution  CJLS  Conservative  1992 
Statement  CJLS  Conservative  1993 
Statement  CJLS  Conservative  1993 
Statement  CJLS  Conservative  1992 
Statement  Congregation Agudas Achim  Conservative  2004 
Resolution  WRJ  Reform   2003