LGBT+ Task Force

The Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life is committed to providing exceptional person-centered care to all, including LGBT+ individuals and their families. Underlying the mission of the Abramson Center and the work we do is the belief that all people are created, b’tzelem Elohim, in the image of God and deserve respect, compassion and care.

In 2014, we created a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT+) Task Force as part of our LGBT+ Initiative to make the Abramson Center a welcoming place for LGBT+ individuals and their families to call home, to work at, and to receive services from. Members of the LGBT+ community have historically experienced institutionalized discrimination. These experiences have negatively impacted the health and well-being of LGBT+ individuals and families. Aware of this unfortunate history, we are dedicated to serving members of the LGBT+ community with sensitivity, awareness, compassion and respect.

We strive to nurture a community in which individuals are valued, celebrated and supported to be their authentic selves and flourish. We are committed to this on-going work. To find out more about our initiative, please contact Rabbi Erica Steelman, staff chaplain at

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