FOR JEWISH LGBTQ+ FAMILIES

Vision:

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

Mission:

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 second 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. Programming is currently focused on bringing families together, in-person and/or via Zoom, for fun and educational Jewish experiences while also being intentional about re-centering Jewish representation away from heteronormative cisgendered representation.

jkidpride Programs

UPCOMING EVENT:

Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 7:00pm
jkidpride Parents/Caregivers’ Night Out – More info and to REGISTER

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 in Broomall. She lives in Media with her wife and their teenage son.

Click here to email Robin!

PAST EVENTS

Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 2:00pm
Sunday Fun Day at Awbury Arboretum

Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 1:30pm
Shabbat CRAFTernoon: DIY Hanukkah Gifts

Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 7:00pm
Parent and Caregivers’ Night In: Zoom Bingo

Sunday, January 23, 2022 at 3:30pm
Family Tu B’Shevat Virtual Bingo

Sunday, March 6, 2022 at 4:00pm
Outdoor Purim Storytime

Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 3:00pm
JOC/LGBTQ+ Alphabet Seder

Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 2:00pm
Lag B’Omer Drag Queen Story Time

Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 3:00pm
New Year – New Ideas: Family Craft in the Park

Sunday, October 23, 2022 at 2:00pm
LGBTQ+ Jewish History: Learning & Teaching

Sunday, November 6, 2022 at 3:30pm
jkidphilly/jkidpride Pre-Election Day — Show Your Civic Pride!

Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 10:00am
jkidpride Shabbat Morning Meetup

Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 6:00pm
jkidpride Tween, Teen, and Grown-up’s Game Night