JewishColumbus & its JCRC wishes you a very happy Pride Month this June! JewishColumbus is a proud participant in Jewish Federations of North America’s JEDI (Jewish Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion) initiative.
Join us in amplifying and supporting LGBTQ communities across North America, in Israel, and beyond: please see below to find out some of the ways that JFNA and our partner organizations are celebrating, including opportunities for you to get involved.
What Does Pride Mean to You?
Happy Pride! JEDI is gathering the stories of LGBTQ Federation professionals and volunteers, Federation parents of LGBTQ children, and people doing LGBTQ activist work in the Federation system by responding to the prompt: “What does pride mean to you?” If you identify with any of these categories on the list, please fill out the VideoAsk for this project by June 24th.
Queer Compass with Eve Barlow and Ben Freeman: Navigating Jewish, Israel, & LGBTQ Pride
June 17 at 8:00 PM EST
Pride is such an exciting time where so many of us feel joyful in our celebrations of who we are. However, with the sharp rise in antisemitism and the ongoing expression of antizionism in Pride events, pride can also be a time of isolation. Join Ben Freeman and Eve Barlow to discuss how we can navigate this pride season.
Live from Tel Aviv Pride | Meet in the Street
June 25 at 11:00 AM EST
Cancel all your plans for June 25th! That’s Pride Day in Tel Aviv, and A Wider Bridge will take you on a live walking experience through the streets of the city that never sleeps! Join us for a livestream full of surprise cameos and all the great things Tel Aviv has to offer.
What’s on your sign? | Join our Virtual Rally
This June, A Wider Bridge is hosting an online rally that will allow members of our community to showcase who they are and how they live out the values that shape their lives. We will launch a new website that will contain hundreds of photos captioned with the phrase “Proud & (word of your choice)”.
This virtual rally will show that just because we cannot celebrate in person, it doesn’t mean we cannot celebrate together. And this is why we are reaching out to you: You are part of our family. A member of our community and I would love you to be part of our celebration. What do we need from you? Only two things: your photo and the word of your choice.
Juneteenth Kabbalat Shabbat
June 18 at 5:00 PM EST
Join Be’chol Lashon and an extraordinary roster of presenters to welcome Shabbat and learn about Juneteenth.
Thank You For Coming Out (at the J): Dr. François Clemmons, Officer Clemmons
June 24 at 7:00 PM EST
In celebration of Pride, the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, in collaboration with Dubbs Weinblatt and their podcast, Thank You For Coming Out, is presenting a conversation series that amplifies voices from a wide spectrum of the LGBTQIA+ community. The universal themes will surprise, enlighten, and inspire you.
20s + 30s Shabbat In The City: Pride Shabbat
June 25 at 5:30 PM EST
This month we are celebrating Pride! Join LGBTQA+ and allies for an open bar happy hour followed by Kabbalat Shabbat on the B’nai Jeshurun roof. Let’s celebrate love and acceptance of all!
Virtual Pride Month
June 24 at 7:30 PM EST
Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month at Eshel Pride, which will kick off with a virtual Pride March! Grab your flags, find those rainbow beads, don your hats, and get ready to stroll! On Thursday, June 24, 2021, at 7:30 pm ET, we will begin the celebration with an introduction to Gathertown for those of you who are unfamiliar with the platform. The lineup for the Pride March will begin promptly at 8:00 pm ET. In addition to the Pride March down Rainbow Way, we have planned a host of activities and meeting spaces where you can shmooze, meet and greet, play games, and learn.
You Should Know: 10 LGBTQ+ American Jews Who’ve Made History
In honor of American Jewish Heritage Month (May) and LGBTQ+ Pride Month (June), Andy Anderson, of the Hillel International Global Student Experiences Team, has put together a list of ten queer Jewish Americans who have made (or are currently making) history. Check it out here.
Keshet’s Event Calendar
Join Keshet for a text study, a holiday celebration, or a relaxed night out. All of their events are open to LGBTQ Jews, friends, and family.
Check them out here.
JQY’s Event Calendar
Check out JQY’s upcoming events here.