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 in SE Michigan and Online!
NextGen Detroit Pride Shabbat, June 1oth: https://jewishdetroitcalendar.org/event/pride-shabbat/
Pride shabbat at Temple Beth Emeth, June 10th: https://www.jewishannarbor.org/event/tbe-pride-shabbat/
Jewish Democratic Women for Action invites you to “Celebrating PRIDE with Purpose and Activism” with three notable LGBTQ+ leaders: June Gutterman, recently retired CEO of Jewish Family Services of Ohio; Laurie Osher, a state representative from Maine; and Jon Cohen, director of community mobilization for Keshet. June 16th, 4pm- https://www.keshetonline.org/event/celebrating-pride-with-purpose-and-activism/
Join Joy Ladin and Keshet CEO Idit Klein for Pride & Joy, an online gathering in honor of Pride month and to celebrate Keshet’s successful Dare to Dream campaign, June 23rd, 7pm- https://www.keshetonline.org/event/pride-joy/