Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Correspondence and Articles

Span Dates: 2003
Bulk Dates:
Volume: 246 items


This collection includes correspondence and articles concerning the planned picket by Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan. of HUC-JIR's Cincinnati campus in Feb. 2003 because of the Reform Jewish movement's acceptance of gay and lesbian marriages and rabbis.

Hist/Bio Note

The Jewish Reform movement has accepted gay civil unions since 1996 and ordination of lgbtq rabbis beginning in 1990. Westboro Baptist Church has sponsored pickets of a wide range of identities and behaviors it labels "unchristian."

Finding Aid

A description of the collection can be found online.


The collection is located at the American Jewish Archives. 3101 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220 Phone: 513–221–1875


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