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PJCC Pride

In celebration of Pride 2020, we’re pleased to present a variety of virtual programs alongside our partners at Keshet, the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, and the Jewish Community Federation.

Programs Presented by the PJCC

Pride Dance Party with Shar
Tuesday, June 30 • 5:00 pm
Get out your Pride best and join Shar in a Pride-themed dance party! Join via Zoom at start time.

Past Programs:
Reading Recs
Tuesday, June 9
Have you caught up on some reading during our SIP? Looking for recommendations? Come prepared to share a favorite book or article. Kimberly will present her Pride Pick “This is How it Always Is” by Laurie Frankel.

PJCC Proud: A Gathering of Ideas and Life Experiences
Wednesday, June 17 • 7:00 pm
The PJCC takes pride in our diverse LGBTQ+ community. Join us as panelists spanning the generations, gender identities, and cultural backgrounds, discuss what Pride means to them. Panelists include Sindy Braun, Em Wilson, Alyssa Feigelson, Annika Freeling, and Dror Oren. This conversation will be facilitated by Stephanie Levin, the PJCC’s Chief Engagement and Innovation Officer.

Expand to See Our Pride Panelist Bios

Sindy Braun
Sindy has 30+ years of experience in the software industry, across Marketing, Product, R&D, Operations, IT, Go-to-Market, and Human Resources, Sindy has become a “go-to” resource for turning complex challenges into innovative solutions. Her chosen mission is to apply her corporate expertise to empower nonprofits to scale for greater impact.

Em Wilson
Em is from Los Angeles, California. They moved to San Francisco in 2016 to attend San Francisco State University where they studied social work. Em is passionate about LGBTQ+ and Bay Area History, they love learning about Judaism and surrounding themselves with warm, loving community. When they aren’t in the teen center, you can find them reading a book in the park, cooking with friends, sleeping, swimming, and cuddling with their poodles.

Alyssa Feigelson
Alyssa was president of her high school’s Gender and Sexuality Alliance, where she helped establish gender-neutral bathrooms on campus and spoke at an event celebrating the school’s diversity. She is a senior history major at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and after graduation plans to attend HUC-JIR to become a rabbi. Her educational focus is on Jewish women’s history.

Annika Freeling
I identify as queer. I just graduated from Berkeley High School and am planning to attend University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington in the fall. I’ve lived in the Bay Area for my whole life and have been involved in various Jewish and LGBTQ organizations throughout the Bay.

Dror Oren
Dror is currently a Director of Product at Novi, Facebook’s Blockchain project. Before that, he was the Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder at Kasisto, creators of the leading conversational AI platform for the financial services industry. Prior to Kasisto, Dror was Executive Director at SRI Ventures where he focused on commercializing AI technologies and spinning out companies such as Tempo.ai (acquired by Salesforce) and Desti (acquired by Nokia). Dror holds a double major B.Sc. in Biology and Computer Science from Tel Aviv University and an MBA from Stanford University. Dror is married and has 3 kids.


Film Screening: Gay Chorus Deep South
Saturday, June 20-Monday, June 22 • $10 Screening Fee
In partnership with JCCSF, we’re presenting a special “virtual” screening of “Gay Chorus Deep South,” the 2019 Audience Award Winner for Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival.

PJ Library Story Time
Tuesday, June 23 • 10:00 am
Join us on Facebook for a special PJ Library Story Time! Jeni will read The Family Book by Todd Parr.

Life Lessons from the Lavender Pen Tour with Rich Lang
Thursday, June 25 • 7:00 pm
As a follow-up to our screening of the documentary “Gay Chorus Deep South,” Rich Lang, who traveled with the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus on The Lavender Pen Tour, will share anecdotes and perspectives from his experience. The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus kicked off their 40th season in 2017 by embarking on a soul-affirming, life-changing journey where they helped share their mission of community, activism and compassion throughout the South, supporting LGBTQ+ brothers and sisters and promoting acceptance and love through music. Interview by PJCC Board Member Sindy Braun, followed by Q&A. Free. Takes place via Zoom; advance registration required.

Rainbow Shababa
Friday, June 26 • 10:00 am
Join us for a Rainbow Shababa where Jeni will bring out all the colors of the rainbow in a celebration of Shabbat and family! Takes place via Zoom.

Downloadable Signs & Backgrounds

Celebrate Pride in style with the PJCC, using our downloadable resources.

Zoom Background
Stand out during your online meetings & get togethers with our #PJCCPride Zoom background! Download our background. Need some help? Here’s how to upload a Zoom background.

Colorable Signs
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!

PJCC Pride 2020 – Rainbow

PJCC Pride 2020 – Heart

PJCC Pride 2020 – Love is Love


Programs Presented by Keshet

Our partners at Keshet are offering online events throughout the month as well as resources to help you celebrate Pride. For more information, please visit Keshet’s website.

Download Keshet’s printable signs for placement in your window

Schtick Together Pride Havdalah for Families with Young Children
Saturday, June 6 • 3:00 pm • RSVP Required

Community-Wide Pride Havdalah co-hosted by Kol HaChaverim
Saturday, June 13 • 5:30 pm
Tune in to our Keshet’s Facebook page for a livestream of this event.

Pride Havdalah for LGBTQ Teens
Saturday, June 20 • 6:15 pm • RSVP required


Programs Presented by JCCSF

The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco is thrilled to connect you to the community through a variety of exciting online programs and awesome resources. Get more information about their programs and resources on their website.

Shabbat In Place: Pride Edition
Friday, June 5 • 4:00 pm • Live on JCCSF Facebook Page

San Francisco in the Century Before Stonewall
Thursday, June 11 • 1:00 pm • Advance Reservation Required

Name and Gender Marker Clinic with the Transgender Law Center
Saturday, June 13 • 10:00 am • Advance Reservation Required

Drag King Makeup Tutorial
Saturday, June 20 • 4:30 pm

Pride Zumbafest
Sunday, June 21 • 10:00 am • Advance Reservation Required

Rainbow Connection: A Family-Friendly Drag Show
Sunday, June 28 • 10:30 am • Advance Reservation Required


Presented by the Jewish Community Federation

Community Pride Seder: A Virtual Celebration of Queer Freedom
Monday, June 22 • 7:00 pm • RSVP Required
Led by Sha’ar Zahav, with support from the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund and the Jewish Community Relations Council. Get more information and sign up on the JCF website.


Pride Month Resources from Our Friends at JCC East Bay

Queer Community in Israel: Zoom Workshop
Wednesday, June 17 • 5:00 pm
Join JCC East Bay for a Zoom workshop on LGBTQ+ community in Israel in honor of Pride month! This workshop will cover the composition of the LGBTQ+ community in Israel, milestones of LGBTQ+ rights in Israel, how to support LGBTQ+ community in Israel, and more. Brought to the Bay Area by JCC East Bay, JCC San Francisco, and A Wider Bridge. Register here.

JCC East Bay Pride Month Resource Page
Visit JCC East Bay’s resource page for opportunities to learn, engage, and celebrate.


SF Pride Virtual Celebration

Online Rally & Celebration Saturday, June 27 starting at 1:00 pm and Sunday, June 28 starting at 2:00 pm
Learn more about these events on the SF Pride website.

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