Pride 2021 Is Here!

J-Pride will have several offerings throughout June; whether you prefer ritual engagement, educational opportunities, or just hanging out with community, there’s a place for everyone to be loud, proud, and Jewish this month.

7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 10:
Antisemitism & Queerphobia w/ JCA

How does yesteryear’s Nazism impact the rhetoric of today’s antisemitism and Queerphobia? How did we get from the burgeoning sexual and religious freedom in Berlin in the 1920s to the near eradication of those communities a decade later? Join us and Jewish Community Action’s Brandon Schorsch to explore oft-forgotten histories at the intersection of Queer and Jewish life. Register for this Zoom workshop here.

12-4 p.m. Saturday, June 12:
Golden Valley Pride Supply Drive @ Brookview Park

The 2021 Golden Valley Pride Festival will look a little different this year. Rather than the annual Pride Festival, Golden Valley is asking the community to celebrate Pride Month in a new way. For those whose Shabbat observance includes travel, join us for a Food and Necessities Drive to benefit PRISM from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 12, at Brookview Park. The community is invited to donate items to PRISM in this drive-through, bike-up or walk-up event. More information here.

7 p.m. Sunday, June 13:
Interstate Jewish Speed Date

Meeting and connecting with a “Nice Jewish Person” in your late-20s, 30s, or 40s can be a challenge. If you’re single, Jewish, and living in the Upper Midwest, Interstate Jewish Speed Date, at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 13, can help you meet potential dates who actually live within driving distance! Registration takes just a minute:

11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 20:
Family Fun Day @ TC Pride w/ PJ Library

Join J-Pride and PJ Library for a day of celebration! All families are welcome to join us for this community-wide event sponsored by Twin Cities Pride. Come find us at the well-marked J-Pride/PJ Library area for some crafts, stories, and snacks. Please register your family at the main event website here:

10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, June 26:
Pride Shabbat Service

  • Welcome Shabbat morning with us on Zoom with a sweet, community-led service centering Queer and Trans voices. All are welcome to join for this celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride. This event will be closed-captioned and ASL-interpreted. Registration and more details coming soon.

4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 29:
Happy Hour @ Cafe Racer Kitchen

  • Booze (or coffee) and schmooze – in person! Meet up at the Cafe Racer patio (2929 E. 25th St. Minneapolis) for a drink and casual conversation on us.

As always, J-Pride spaces are open to all.

Please let us know if you need any accommodations. Our goal is to host accessible and inclusive LGBTQ+ normative spaces for the whole community. Please do not hesitate to reach out for more specific access information.

If you have questions about accessibility, content, or anything else,
please contact Miriam Graham, J-Pride Program Coordinator.