To build a community where families that include LGBTQ+ Jews experience a sense of belonging, membership, equity, and affirmation.


jkidpride both creates community for Jewish LGBTQ+ parents as well as Jewish LGBTQ+ kids and tweens. Through informal gatherings, educational programming, and holiday celebrations, jkidpride seeks to offer the opportunity for LGBTQ+ Jews to build relationships with others who similarly identify.

Program Description:

jkidpride, in its third year, is currently designing and delivering family-oriented, multi-age programming, virtually and in-person as well as developing and delivering professional development to education directors and teachers to help work toward making all Jewish spaces inclusive and welcoming. jkidpride programs are intended to serve the broadest demographic – any family who self-identifies as a Jewish LGBTQ+ family, whether it is the parents and/or children who identify. This year, jkidpride began extending invitations to ally families as well, bridging jkidpride with the greater jkidphilly community. Programming is currently focused on fun and educational Jewish experiences while also being intentional about re-centering Jewish representation away from heteronormative cisgendered representation.

jkidpride Programs


Thursday, January 25, 2024 | 6:30pm-9:30pm: Grown-ups’ Night Out: Kiddush Cup Pottery Painting

Meet Robin, jkidpride Director

After spending over 20 years as a teacher of young kids and as an English Professor, Robin joined Jewish Learning Venture so that she could contribute to enriching the lives of families in the Philadelphia Jewish community. Originally from Boston and having earned a B.A. from Boston University’s Wheelock College of Education and an M.F.A. from Emerson College, Robin is a former jkidphilly parent who also teaches the K-1 Bonim class at Temple Sholom. She lives in Media with her wife and their teenage son.

Click here to email Robin!