June is Pride Month and we are honoring our LGBTQ+ community!
Please join us for these upcoming events, because there has never been a more important time to affirm that Love Will Keep Us Together. Also, be sure to check out our resources and gifts, including our custom #PJCCPride Zoom background and beautiful colorable signs.
Pride at the PJCC
Wednesday, June 21
Wear anything that shows your Pride spirit on Wednesday, June 21 and receive a free guest pass from the Welcome Center! (One guest pass per person).
Sunday, June 25
The PJCC, along with Peninsula Temple Beth El, Congregation Beth Jacob, Peninsula Sinai Congregation and Peninsula Temple Sholom, are once again going to walk proudly in the San Francisco Pride Parade together. Come solo, with friends, and/or with your family!
Meeting time and location will be announced closer to the Parade date. We will ride BART together to our meet up area. If you register to walk with us, look out for an email from the PJCC with that information. Everyone who registers and attends will get a PJCC Pride t-shirt!
Presented by JCRC Bay Area and Keshet
Friday, June 23 • 12:00–1:15 pm
To celebrate Pride Month, and in light of the attacks on LGBTQ+ Americans, we invite you to join JCRC Bay Area and Keshet at a webinar led by Rabbi Eliana Kayelle, Keshet’s Bay Area Education and Training Manger. This webinar will focus on the intersections of LGBTQ+ and Jewish identity and why LGBTQ+ belonging is a Jewish value. Participants will learn some best practices for showing up as allies for the LGBTQ+ community, and will bring home tangible ways to take action in support of LGBTQ+ people.
Celebrate Pride in style with the PJCC, using our resources.
Stand out during your online meetings & get togethers with our #PJCCPride Zoom background! Download our #PJCCPride background.
Need some help?
To save the image on your computer: Click on the link above. Once the image appears, right-click on it, then choose “Save Image As…” and select where you’d like to save it on your computer. Then, click “Save.”
To upload the image to Zoom: Read this helpful article that walks you through the process.
Display your pride at home! Download our signs, color them, and display them in your window (or wherever you wish). We’d love to see your colorful work… share a photo on Instagram with #PJCCPride!
Bake rainbow challah.
Learn about the history of the Pride flag with this fun video!
Learn more about LGBTQ History: Check out some of the Keshet staff’s favorite books and podcasts!
Share and print Keshet’s Pride Signs and Stickers.
Celebrate Pride Portal
See objects from the Smithsonian’s collections and attend virtual events throughout the month.
Illegal to Be You: Gay History Beyond Stonewall
This website is based on an exhibition that opened at the National Museum of American History in June 2019.
Reading the Rainbow: The Origins of the Pride Symbol
Learn more about the history and meaning of the rainbow flag.
Living Out Loud and Making a Difference
Sylvia Rivera was a transgender woman and outspoken advocate living in New York City during the ’60s and ’70s. Learn more about her work to advance transgender rights in the aftermath of Stonewall in this video from the Latinas Talk Latinas web series by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
Uncover a History Hiding in Plain Sight
Frequently suppressed or overlooked, LGBTQ+ individuals have nonetheless made significant contributions across American history and culture. Lost and Found: The Lesbian and Gay Presence at the Archives of American Art, shares the stories of gay American artists through their photographs, letters, and creative endeavors.
Check-In and Connect Across Cultures
Feel the words and everyday moments of 12 queer Asian and Pacific Islander diasporic poets as they offer glimpses of their life—okay, not okay, and in between. Queer Check-Ins from the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center brings together video footage, shot by the poets themselves, to map out LGBTQ+ spaces across the U.S. and beyond.
Show Your True Colors with Pride-Themed Crafts
The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Pride Family Zone has creative craft projects and coloring pages that are fun for all ages! Tune into accompanying music by DJ Tezrah or DC’s Different Drummers while you work—and be sure to share your finished masterpiece by using #SAAMFamilyZone on social media.