Thank you, everyone, for coming to our Pride Shabbat at The Temple! It was an incredible day of equality, inclusion, spirituality, and rainbows! Thank you INNER VOICES of Kentuckiana and everyone for making it such a success!
The Temple commemorates Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Pride Month with our Fifth Annual Pride Shabbat. The Temple represents the only Jewish congregation in Kentucky that commemorates LGBTQ Pride Month with a special Shabbat Service.
The Temple has always promoted the two central ideals in Jewish teachings “Love thy neighbor” and “all people are created in God’s image.” Throughout The Temple’s 175 year history Rabbis and lay leaders have been active in civil rights and in advocating for fair treatment of all people including LGBTQ individuals.
Judaism teaches that the differences between humans are a divine act: God created us different and distinct from each other. Every one of us has our own face, opinions, and orientation. Some of us have one sexual orientation and one gender identity, and some have another. We were all created in God’s image.
Together with our lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender members, we celebrate the sanctity of every human life. Additionally, we seek to realize the divine image inherent in us all. The Temple is leading religious discourse that seeks to welcome LGBTQ members as equals in society at large and in our own community. A genuine invitation to join our community requires recognition of the unique value and life stories of LGBTQ people and celebration of the contribution they make to our Temple.