Am Kolel (Center for Inclusiveness in Jewish Life)
Based in Rockville, MD, Am Kolel, Hebrew for "an inclusive people", is dedicated to addressing unmet needs in an egalitarian, welcoming community, and to responding to issues facing society with a progressive Jewish presence. Am Kolel is an independent, non-profit, tax-exempt organization.
Jewish Outreach Institute
Since 1988, the Jewish Outreach Institute has been a leader in the development of Jewish community-based
outreach programming. Through national conferences, publications and informational resources, JOI
has helped foster the creation of scores of Jewish outreach programs from coast to coast.
Research has garnered national attention on the opportunities for including the intermarried
in the Jewish community.
National Union of Jewish LGBT Students
In February 1998, students assembled in Ann Arbor, MI for the National Jewish LesBiGay Student Leadership Conference, inspired by the Gay and Lesbian Shabbaton in New York City the year earlier. Those events, historic in their efforts, drew students from Canada, Israel, and all corners of the United States, providing them with an opportunity to build lasting networks. More importantly, however, the attendees came to see themselves as part of one larger community of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Jews.