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PJCC Pride

Pride 2022

June is Pride Month and we are honoring our LGBTQ+ community!

Please join us at one or many 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.

New PJCC Pride T-Shirts

Want to show your #PJCCPride in style? Purchase one of our new t-shirts! Just $25 for adult sizes, available at the Welcome Center beginning the week of June 6.


In the Community

Queer Torah

Thursday June 30 • 7:00 pm • Virtual
To celebrate the end of Pride Month, the JCCSF invites you to come learn with Maggid Jhos Singer to unpack and discuss three ancient Torah texts that celebrate all of us in our queerest fullness. All are welcome, no Hebrew background needed.

Presented by Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. Registration required; sign up here.


Past Events: In the Community and at the PJCC

2022 Community Pride Seder (Virtual)

Sunday, June 12 • 5:00 pm • Free
Each year during Pride Month, members of Sha’ar Zahav in San Francisco come together to commemorate our emancipation from oppression, to celebrate our freedom, and to re-commit to our activism, remembering that none of us are free until all of us are free. We read from a Pride Haggadah and discuss the items on a seder plate that represent our history. This year, we will celebrate Community Pride Seder online, together with community members, LGBTQ Jewish clergy, as well as civic and interfaith leaders.

Presented by The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, the Jewish Community Relations Council, Keshet, and Keshet Ga’avah: The World Congress of GLBT Jews.


Pride Tot Shabbat Picnic

Friday, June 17 • 5:30 – 7:00 pm • Briones Park (600 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto)
Dress in rainbow colors and join us for stories, songs, and movement as we celebrate Shabbat and Pride! Please bring a blanket and picnic dinner with you. Drinks, challah, and grape juice will be provided.

We invite you to make a Rainbow Craft before the event with your littles to share. You can make your rainbow with crayons, markers, chalk, play-doh, scrap paper, and glue. The possibilities are endless. We can’t wait to see what you create!

Presented by Jewish Baby Network, a program of Jewish Family and Children’s Services’ Center for Children and Youth. Cosponsored by Congregations Beth Am, Beth Jacob, Kol Emeth, Or Shalom, Sherith Israel, and the PJCC. Major Funding provided by The Koret Foundation, Rodan Family Foundation, and Leslie Family Foundation.


Pride DanceMix

Tuesday, June 21 • 5:15 pm
Center Members: Celebrate the spirit of Pride and join Shar during this non-stop fun dance session. If you like to sweat and dance, this is the class for you. Get ready…. amazing energy and style is coming your way!


The El-Salomons: Still Married — Stand-Up Comedy

Thursday, June 23 • 8:00 pm • $23 • Club Fox, Redwood City
In celebration of Pride Month, the PJCC and the Oshman Family JCC proudly partner to present to you an unforgettable evening of entertainment and laughter with live stand-up comedy featuring the El-Salomons, a married Jewish-Palestinian lesbian comedy couple who can never break up, because they can’t let people be right.

Jess Salomon (The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon) and Eman El-Husseini (Just for Laughs) have several individual TV credits as well as a joint comedy special, “Marriage of Convenience,” streamable in Canada on Crave TV and elsewhere on the Just for Laughs YouTube channel. They are the hosts of “Comedians vs The News” on the BBC World Service and the creators of the popular Instagram account @theelsalomons.


SF Pride Parade 2022

Sunday, June 26
Join us for the San Francisco Pride Parade! Everyone who registers and attends will get a PJCC Pride t-shirt.

Co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, Congregation Beth Jacob, Peninsula Temple Beth El, and Peninsula Temple Sholom.


Signs & Backgrounds

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

Zoom Background
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.

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 – Rainbow

PJCC Pride – Heart

PJCC Pride – Love is Love


Resources from Keshet

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.


Resources from the Smithsonian

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.

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