Below is a list of all the community events surrounding Pride and Pride Shabbat. We also hope you’ll walk with us at the parade on June 26! We will stand together in solidarity, to celebrate and speak out with our collective voice. We have a strong history of coming together as a community and are excited to bring everyone together again to get involved!
We look forward to a strong Jewish Community presence!
Pride Shabbat Events
Congregation B’Nai Amoona Pride Shabbat
Friday, June 14, at 6 pm
In Person, Zoom, Facebook Live, and B’Nai Amoona Livestream viewing options. Please contact B’Nai Amoona for the Zoom link.
Pride Shabbat with guest speaker, Dr. Sharon Vermont, a pediatrician who specialized in transgender health and works with children, teens, and young adults who have gender concerns.
Congregation Shaare Emeth Pride Shabbat
Congregation Shaare Emeth Pride Torah Study & Nosh: Faith and Family
Saturday, June 18, at 9:30 am
This PRIDE-themed Torah Study will be led by Rabbi Lori Levine and held in-person in Congregation Shaare Emeth’s Courtyard. A light breakfast nosh will follow in the Courtyard near the North entrance.
Kol Rinah Pride Shabbat
Saturday, June 4, at 9:30 am
Join Kol Rinah as they celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and learn about important issues facing transgender youth in Missouri. A panel will be held following services with Rabbi Daniel Bogard, Maharat Rori Picker Neiss, and Rabbi Micah Buck-Yael to discuss their advocacy work for trans youth and how their Jewishness informs their resilience in the face of the recent attacks on transgender rights in the country and in Missouri. Regular services with Pride themes will be held 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, with a dessert kiddush to follow in the Community Hall. The panel will be held after Kiddush from approximately 1 to 2 pm.
Temple Israel Pride Shabbat
Friday, June 24; Pre-Oneg at 6 pm; Service at 6:30 pm
Attend in person at Gall Family Sanctuary, RSVP required
Kick off Pride weekend and show support for the LGBTQ community by wearing a briht, colorful outfit to Shabbat services! During the sermon, the Rabbis will speak about inclusion and why supporting all of our fellow human beings is an essential part of our Jewish values.
United Hebrew Congregation Pride Shabbat
Saturday, June 22, at 12 pm
Lunch and Learn with Emily and Amy Bornstein, who will speak on their personal experiences growing up in St. Louis.
Pride Shabbat Picnic
Friday, June 24, at 5:30 pm
J Camp Pavilion at the Staenberg Family Complex
The J and Federation’s PJ Library are inviting all who identify as LGBTQIA and their allies and families of all kinds to join us for a community wide event with ice cream, face painting, music, a photo booth, and community art project. Bring your own dinner and blanket and enjoy it picnic style.
Other Pride Events
June Lunch & Learn: LGBTQ+ Inclusion Matters
Thursday, June 16; 12 pm, RSVP here
In honor of Pride Month, NCJWSTL will welcome PROMO’s Executive Director, Katy Erker-Lynch, who will guide us on how to help build a truly inclusive community. Like so many young, queer Missourians, Katy left the state at 18 and headed west for school, in search of a vibrant queer community. Returning to Missouri as an adult, Katy envisions a Missouri where all community members are valued, have the tools to thrive, and are given a seat and voice at the tables where decisions are made – a Missouri with thriving, vibrant queer communities.
Want to add your Pride event to the list? Email Amanda Miller at email@example.com.