Making Yeshiva High Schools Inclusive
Eshel-Yeshiva High School
“Take the Pledge Campaign”
As the average coming-out age drops to 14, Yeshiva High School students are in trouble.
“Why did I need to spend two years waking up with stomach aches and dreaming of ways to kill myself?”
That is what one Orthodox gay high school teen in Los Angeles wondered. He’s not alone.
In Yeshiva High Schools across the US and Canada, students are at risk. Eshel is launching the campaign to mobilize Orthodox allies – potentially thousands of alumni – to encourage their schools do better.
Shalhevet, an Orthodox Yeshiva High School in Los Angeles, has adopted an inclusion pledge.
And Eshel is Taking Shalhevet’s pledge national.
Rabbi Ari Segal and a student, Micha Thau drafted a pledge of support, inclusion and guidance for LGBT students to let them know from day one that should have no fear.
We are launching a social media campaign for Yeshiva Day School alumni in the US and Canada to urge their schools with a video campaign and a petition to take Shalhevet’s Pledge.
This is a “bucket challenge” to assure that our yeshivot are supportive environments for everyone.
If you support this BOLD CAMPAIGN to organize our allies to make Yeshivot RESPONSIBLE.
There are two ways you can help.
1. Donate. Your donation makes Orthodox schools a safe haven for everyone!
2. Take the pledge and speak out as an alumnus and ally.