JFCS Staff Q&A: J-Pride Coordinator Hunter Wengersky

JFCS’ J-Pride program creates community through queer-focused Jewish programming for LGBTQ+ Jews and their allies throughout the Twin Cities. New Program Coordinator Hunter Wengersky recently spoke about how they are excited to create connections in their role. Why did the J-Pride Coordin[...]

J-Pride and Jewish community a strong presence at Twin Cities Pride weekend

pride parade By Isaac Ezra Jennings • J-Pride Program Coordinator Twin Cities Pride 2023 was an absolute blast! Thank you so much to all the incredible volunteers, community partners, and JFCS staff members who helped staff the booth. We had over a thousand visitors stop by the booth over the course of the[...]

J-Pride’s 2023 Pride Month events

pride parade group By Isaac Ezra Jennings • J-Pride Program Coordinator Happy Pride month everyone! Each year, throughout the month of June, communities across the world come together to celebrate the contributions and continued existence of LGBTQ+ individuals. Recently, the Human Rights Campaign declared a n[...]

Transgender Day of Visibility is March 31 

Transgender Flag By Isaac Ezra Jennings • J-Pride Program Coordinator The first International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV) was held on March 31, 2009, with the dual goal of celebrating transgender people, while also raising awareness of the discrimination we face around the world. The day's founder, Ra[...]

Now is the time to support LGBTQ+ children and loved ones

supporting families with LGBTQ+ Children JFCS' Family Life Education and J-Pride programs will host a three-session educational series in December By Leah Persky, PhD & CFLE, Manager of Family Life Education, and Isaac Ezra Jennings, J-Pride Coordinator Many parents and families want to support their children, relatives[...]

J-Pride’s Pride Month Programming

All are welcome! •          Wednesday, June 1 – J-Pride Coffee Social at Common Roots Café (2558 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis) from 6-8 p.m. •          Saturday, June 4 – Shabbat Service and D’v[...]

JFCS Staff Q&A: New J-Pride Program Coordinator Isaac Ezra Jennings

J-Pride’s mission is to engage Minnesota-based LGBTQ+ Jews and their allies to come together for social events, community gatherings, celebrations, and educational opportunities. New J-Pride Program Coordinator Isaac Ezra Jennings recently spoke about what his goals are for the program.  Why [...]

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[...]