Help J-Pride Serve GLBTQ Jewish Community Year-round

JPJ-Pride was a strong proponent this year for the “Vote No” campaign, which helped defeat a proposed amendment that would have changed the state constitution to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman.
However, most of the organization’s activity revolves around the Twin Cities Pride Festival and Parade in the summer, and J-Pride would like to have a much larger year-round presence in the community. In order to do so, it is seeking your help.
During the month of January the organization will reach out to a diverse, broad sample of GLBTQ Jewish adults, their families, and allies in the Twin Cities, and ask them to participate in a brief online survey.
Its goal is to:
• Develop an understanding of what GLBTQ Jews want and need from the Jewish community in regard to programs
• Identify gaps in programs for GLBTQ Jews and their families
Let your voice be heard! To receive the survey, register your e-mail address at Or if you prefer, you can visit beginning Jan. 3, and complete the survey on the agency’s website. Let your friends and family know so that they can participate too. This outreach effort is funded at JFCS thanks to a generous grant from Elisa Heilicher.
What is J-Pride?
J-Pride is the Twin Cities’ Jewish GLBTQ (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) organization. It was formed in 2006, when its founders saw a need to create a Jewish presence at the Twin Cities Annual Pride Festival and Parade.
Beginning that year, an informal group of GLBTQ community members and their allies organized a booth at the Pride Festival with the assistance of Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis (JFCS). The group came to be known as J-Pride — JFCS serves as its fiscal agent.