Pride Shabbat was fantastic – thank you all for showing your support!
Friday, June 23
- Erev Shabbat Service at 7:00 pm with Senator Dr. Karen Berg
Saturday, June 24
- Pride Torah Study at 9:00 am with Rabbi David and Professor Rev. Johanna Bos
- Pride Shabbat at 10:30 am honoring LGBTQIA+ Jewish community with Voices of Kentuckiana, Shir Chadash, and Rabbi Rachel Pass
- Pride Luncheon at noon with performance by Voices of Kentuckiana
The Temple is celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA+) Pride month.
Pride Shabbat honors our LGBTQIA+ members and families. This year we are honoring especially the memory of our beloved friend, Henry Berg-Brousseau z”l (of blessed memory), who grew up as a member of The Temple and was always loved and supported by our community. We are so proud of Henry’s achievements and will always cherish his memory.
Pride Shabbat is Friday evening and Shabbat morning, June 23-24, 2023.
Friday service will have our Temple member, Henry’s mother, State Senator Doctor Karen Berg speak and share the legal struggles and discrimination that LGBTQIA+ are facing in our State.
Shabbat morning we start with a special Torah study led by Rabbi David and Prof. Rev. Johanna Bos on LGBTQIA+ issues in the Torah and Jewish sources.
Shabbat service begins at 10:30 am, our LGBTQIA+ members will be leading services, and Rabbi Rachael Pass (Henry’s sister) will be delivering the sermon.
We will also view a special video about what it means to be a LGBTQIA+ member at our Temple. Voices of Kentuckiana, the only LGBTQIA+ choir in KY will participate in the service which will be led by Shir Chadash and Avery Curtis. After the service, there will be a 30-minute performance led by Voices of Kentuckiana.
There will be a special free lunch catered by Good Belly to all who attend (RSVP is needed below). The desserts will include the famous WRJ/Sisterhood rainbow cake, and we will bless Sarah Harlan’s delicious handmade rainbow challah.