Introducing J-Pride’s first Zine

"In February and March 2021, overlapping the one-year anniversary of Minnesota’s first Stay-at-Home order, J-Pride participants submitted the following gorgeous, thoughtful, and resonant works, drawing on the themes of Passover – liberation, oppression, becoming, death, land – as well as thei[...]

J-Pride Presents: A Zoom Concert and Open Mic event

J-Pride Presents: A Zoom Concert and Open Mic on Sunday, Dec. 20, at 3 p.m. An afternoon of Jewish folk music by local performers, followed by an open mic. Tune in and listen, or come prepared to share a song of your own! A transcript will be available and we are working to secure ASL interpretatio[...]

Introducing new J-Pride Coordinator Miriam Graham

J-Pride is JFCS' program that works to engage Minnesota based Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Jews and their allies to come together for social events, community gatherings, celebrations, and educational opportunities. (For more information on upcoming events and programming,[...]

J-Pride made its presence felt during Pride month

J-Pride's activities in June included a Shabbat service, happy hour, parade marching and more   By Jayce Koester • J-Pride Coordinator   Leading up to Pride, I kept joking that our Jewish new year turns over at Rosh HaShanah, the gregorian new year turns over on Jan. 1 and the [...]

Importance of transgender people in our communities highlighted in November

By Jayce Koester • J-Pride Program Coordinator   November is a month where we frequently mark the importance of transgender people in our communities and around the world. This includes Trans Day of Remembrance (Nov. 20) and Transgender Awareness Week (Nov. 12-19), not to mention the ya[...]

All you need to know about Pride 2018

J-Pride brings together LGBTQ and allied folks in the Jewish community all year round but June—LGBTQ Pride month—is an especially exciting month. Why June? The history of Pride goes back to the Stonewall Riots, which began on June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar located in New York Cit[...]

J-Pride a home for LGBTQ Jews and allies in times of uncertainty

By Heather Renetzky • J-Pride Program Coordinator   Back in November, my partner Emma and I were listening to a segment on MPR covering people’s reactions to the presidential election. We were continuing to process the new reality and Emma asked me how I was feeling given the rise in [...]

A busy year for J-Pride continues with summer Pride festivities

By Heather Renetzky • J-Pride Program Coordinator   This past Tuesday marked a year since I started with J-Pride. So much has happened in that time! My first exposure to J-Pride was as a participant. I went to one of J-Pride’s Chanukah Happy Hours and thought, “Wow! How cool! An org[...]