On Monday, August 29, Yeshiva University filed an emergency petition with the United States Supreme Court to block a court order that the university recognize an LGBTQ+ Student Club. Yeshiva University cited its “sincere religious beliefs” and “Torah values” within the request.
As an organization that fights for the safety and inclusion of Jewish students on campus, we must stand as a voice for all Jewish students. We must include all Jews in our activism, especially Jews of other marginalized identities. It is not only our responsibility but our obligation as an organization to fight for Jewish members of the LGBTQ+ community who deserve the same rights on campus as any other Jewish student.
Jewish on Campus is the voice of all Jewish students.
Jewish on Campus strongly condemns Yeshiva University’s decision to petition the Supreme Court to exclude LGBTQ+ student clubs from campus life. We stand by students who have bravely declared that their Jewish identity and their sexual identity should both be celebrated with pride. We hope, and work, for a future of inclusivity, acceptance, and celebration of Jewish identity for all.