The Temple commemorates Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Pride Month with our Fifth Annual Pride Shabbat. The Temple represents the only Jewish congregation in Kentucky that commemorates LGBTQ Pride Month with a special Shabbat Service.
Friday, June 21 | 6:30 pm
Special Guest Speaker Chris Hartman, Director of Fairness Campaign
“Making Kentucky and Louisville a Just and Fair Society” How do we make sure everyone is treated equally and justly? What should we be doing to make our city, state, and country better? How do we create equality for the LGBTQ community?
Chris Hartman is the first Fairness Campaign Executive Director, working statewide for LGBTQ rights in Kentucky. In the past several years, he has helped more than triple the number of Kentucky cities with anti-discrimination Fairness Ordinances, including the state capital Frankfort, the Appalachian coal town of Vicco, and Kim Davis’ hometown of Morehead. He previously worked as Congressman John Yarmuth’s campaign press secretary, an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer, and a touring Shakespearean actor and improviser. He serves on the board of the national Equality Federation, and is Chair of the Louisville Metro Landmarks Commission.
Saturday, June 22
Torah Study | 9:00 -10:00 am
Pride Shabbat Morning Service | 10:30 am Led by Shir Chadash, Student Cantor Mike Jarvis, and Jennifer Diamond. The LGBTQ choir, VOICES of Kentuckiana, will join us in song. The service includes our traditional Pride Parade with the Torah.
Free Kiddush Luncheon | 12:00 pm – VOICES of Kentuckiana will perform with music and personal stories. A free delicious buffet lunch will be served to those who RSVP for lunch by Tuesday, June 18.
All events are free and open to the public and generously sponsored by the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence.