Alma: about being an LGBT ally

Alma is a student social worker based at Hackney Council. She is an LGBT ally and a co-chair of Keshet UK. Alma is an outspoken activist for LGBT rights.

It’s a community issue that we are not making everyone feel welcome; there’s so much more that we need to be doing as a community“

Read on: Alma Smith transcript

I think Rainbow Jews is incredibly important and I think it’s amazing and exciting and I can’t wait for the launch. I wanted to do the interview because I think the ally’s perspective is important and I think allies being involved is something that’s happening more and it’s part of the future. These testimonies, this history that we’re now going to have so much more accessibly will be so useful in educating the whole Jewish community and beyond, the whole country. It’s through stories we open peoples hearts and I think through Rainbow Jews we will do this”.



"Rainbow Jews provides an important source of Jewish history. I urge people to get involved and support this project in whichever way they can"
Danny Rich

Rabbi Danny Rich
Liberal Judaism CEO
"I am honoured to support Rainbow Jews and to celebrate the huge positive contribution that Jewish people make to the LGBT community and to our wider society. Jewish and LGBT people share many parallels of oppression and of triumph over adversity. As victims of prejudice, it is important for us to stand together united against all hate."
Peter Tatchell

Peter Tatchell
Human Rights Defender

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