As Keshet’s opening Pride Month page says, ‘Welcome, You Are a Blessing!’ Happy Pride to the AARC LGBTQ community and its allies! Pride Month reminds us of the importance of welcoming everyone to the table and celebrating all that they are. This month also gives us the opportunity to shine a light on the LGBTQ community, advocate for them, and honor them. Jewish tradition specifically teaches that the infinite variety and diversity of humanity is a mark of Divine artistry and creativity (Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:5). So we honor you, our LGBTQ community and celebrate you during this very special month!
If you would like to get out and celebrate Pride Month, check out the following events here:
Keshet has a calendar of in person and online Jewish Pride Events.
There are pride events happening all month in Ann Arbor, see the full calendar here!
Here are some resources on some interesting Jewish Perspectives on Pride:
- Read Rabbi Debra Waxman PhD’s wonderful speech about the history of LGBTQ movement, Reconstructionism, and Israel.
- Rabbi Rachel Weiss’ essay on Pride and Acceptance
- Rabbi Lauren Grabelle Hermann’s essay titled “Pride Month: Resisting Anti-Trans Pharaohs.