J-Pride is seeking volunteers for Twin Cities Pride!

We will be hosting a booth at Twin Cities Pride on Saturday, June 29, (12-6 p.m.) and Sunday, June 30, (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.), and are looking for community members to help us staff it.

Volunteers will receive training and information about J-Pride and our program offerings to share with those who stop by the booth.

We are also looking for anyone and everyone who wishes to celebrate LGBTQ+ Jewishness by joining us in the TC Pride Parade on Sunday morning! Click here to sign up to help.

Please reach out to Hunter at hwengersky@jfcsmpls.org with any questions.

If you would like to chant Torah at our annual Pride Shabbat at TC Pride, please reach out to Hunter at hwengersky@jfcsmpls.org.

Visit to the Walker

Sunday, June 16, 2024

Join J-Pride on Sunday, June 16, at 2 p.m. for a guided tour at the Walker! We’ll be viewing the new Keith Haring exhibit, and learning about other LGBTQ+ artists. If you would like to attend, but ticket costs would prove a hardship, please reach out to Hunter at hwengersky@jfcsmpls.org.

Pride Shabbat @ TC Pride

Saturday, June 29

Join J-Pride at Loring Park on Saturday, June 29, for a Shabbat morning service at Twin Cities Pride, led by Rabbi Aaron Weininger of Adath Jeshurun. Gather with us at the Rainbow Stage from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to celebrate Shabbat and Pride together. Kippot and Tallitot (ritual garments) from Heritage Judaica will be available for those who would like them.
If you are interested in reading Torah as part of the service, please contact Hunter at hwengersky@jfcsmpls.org.
ASL interpretation will be provided.

TC Pride Parade

Sunday, June 30

Join J-Pride as we celebrate LGBTQ+ Jewishness by marching with us in the Twin Cities Pride Parade on Sunday morning, an iconic event renowned as one of the largest Pride Parades in the United States. With a vibrant procession down Hennepin Avenue, this annual extravaganza draws over 200,000 cheering supporters to champion LGBTQIA+ rights and visibility. Join us as we march forward, spreading joy, acceptance, and empowerment for all.

The parade starts at Third St. and Hennepin Ave. and proceeds down Hennepin to Spruce.

RSVP here to join us: https://bit.ly/J-Pride-Volunteer

Community Resources

J-Pride Pride Month Blog
Keshet Pride Month Resources
TC Jewfolk Holiday Guide
Keshet resources for LGBTQ+ Jews of color
Free: Virtual offerings through SVARA Yeshiva
Free: Virtual resources and events through American Ladino League
Free: Online courses through YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
YIVO’s Shine Online Educational Series
Free: Virtual programs through Yiddish Book Center
Free: Online resources through Keshet

The events on this calendar are not “Beth Jacob” events, although sometimes they may be co-sponsored by or even hosted at Beth Jacob. Rather, they are events in the larger community of which our members may wish to be aware.

Additional Resources:

St. Paul JCC

St. Paul Talmud Torah

Twin Cities Jewish Community Calendar (TC Jewfolk)