Pride Month

Ages All

Every June, we celebrate LGBTQ+ community and honor the diversity of sexual orientation and gender and the generations of activists, politicians and citizens who fight for their rights and safety.

Walk (or ride) with us in the SF Pride Parade on Sunday, June 26! Details below.

  • Holidays
Participants at San Francisco Pride Parade

By participating in Pride, we acknowledge Jewish religious and cultural norms have had historical negative consequences for queer Jews, and the work to repair and embrace has a long way to go. We strive to offer ways we can give back, make change and help create inclusive and safe spaces.

The JCCSF is committed to the Jewish idea that each human life is infinitely valuable, all of us are deeply connected and every person is radically unique. For too long, queerness may have seemed like a subplot of the Jewish story, something to be contained or eschewed. Yet, we see from textual activists that queerness has always been in the center of Jewish life, and today, the community of LGBTQ+ Jews and allies are working to build programs and institutions so members of the LGBTQ+ community can bring their/our whole selves to Jewish living and learning.

LGBTQ+ is an initialism (an abbreviation) that means Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning. “Plus” also represents gender and sexuality diversity not covered by the letters as our understanding of queerness as a society evolves and shifts.

Grab your family and friends to walk (or ride) with the JCCSF. Sign up here!

Elderly woman walks in Pride parade
Group of teens pose with drag queen
June 2022
Sun
26

Institutional

LGBTQ+ Pride Parade: Love will Keep us Together

Date
Sun, June 26
Time
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The SF Pride Parade is back! Grab your family and friends to walk (or ride) with the JCCSF and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.
Thu
30

Jewish Life

Queer Torah

Date
Thu, June 30
Time
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Online
Unpack and discuss three ancient Torah texts that celebrate all of us in our queerest fullness. All are welcome, no Hebrew background needed
July 2022
Thu
14

Arts & Ideas

The Obamas Portrait Tour

Date
Thu, July 14
Time
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Hear an exciting docent lecture about the nationwide tour organized by the Smithsonian and learn about these remarkable paintings.
August 2022
Tue
16

Arts & Ideas

Faith Ringgold: American People – Docent Lecture

Date
Tue, August 16
Time
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Artist, author, educator and organizer, Ringgold’s work links Harlem Renaissance art practices to the political work of today’s young Black artists.

Celebrate Pride

In addition to the JCCSF’s line up of events and the many fun and impactful events happening throughout SF in June, we’ve got a few more festive ways for your family and friends to celebrate, share and shine!

  • Start a new chapter in your Pride journey with our Afternoon Book Club June pick, The Prophets, or pick a book from our curated reading list
  • For the kids and the kids at heart – show your true colors with a Pride coloring sheets
  • Settle in for drag storytime with Brock Harder and Mari Posa as they read you heartwarming tales of triumph

I AM A RAINBOW

WHEN I’M A GROWNUP

 

MY DAD THINKS I’M A BOY

NEITHER

 

    • Put on your dancing shoes, our Spotify playlist will have you movin’ and groovin’ all month long

 

  • Watch “Zander’s Magic Shoes” – the story of a gay refugee man who discovered a new sense of freedom on his journey from Uganda to San Francisco, filmed as part of the What We Carry With Us video project in partnership with Citizen Film.

 

SUPPORT OUR CITY YOUTH

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