Kol Rinah Pride Shabbat

Celebrate Pride Month at a special Shabbat with Kol Rinah! Saturday, June 29 at Kol Rinah 11:15 am: Serman by Rabbi Micah Buck-Yael 12:00 pm: Kiddush Sponsored by the Fay Keyser Memorial Seudah Fund 12:30 pm: Lunch and Learn with Dean Rosen, President of PFLAG, and Philip Deitch They will speak about the recent history of LGBTQ inclusion in the St. Louis Jewish Community. This history will show us the ways we’ve grown over the years and inspire continued acceptance of the LGBTQ community.

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Dana Goldberg to Perform One Night Only in St. Louis

Dana Goldberg to Perform One Night Only in St. Louis Proceeds to Benefit Pride St. Charles. St. Charles, MO, October 8, 2018 – On Friday, November 9th, national award-winning comedian Dana Goldberg will return to St Louis, MO for one night only for a show that will benefit Pride St. Charles. Goldberg is committed to giving back to communities she performs in. These funds will allow Pride St. Charles to continue to create an environment of equality and diversity for the LGBTQ community in St. Charles County and beyond. Combining her comedy with humanitarian efforts she has raised over $20 million for LGBTQ equality, women’s health, HIV/AIDS education and prevention, and numerous other organizations across the country. Goldberg has been using her voice to empower and bridge communities through her sidesplitting humor and poignant, timely comedy. “We are so thrilled to have a talent like Dana Goldberg perform here in St. Louis, and we are honored to have this event benefit our organization. These much-needed funds will help us continue to touch lives of all ages in even the most remote corners of St. Charles county and beyond.” –Beth Finder, president of Pride St. Charles. In addition to headlining clubs, theaters and festivals across the country, Goldberg has performed at and emceed dozens of high-profile events and has shared the national stage with luminaries such as President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, former President Bill Clinton, Imagine Dragons, Katy Perry, Meryl Streep, Sir Elton John, Mariah Carey, Shonda Rhimes, and many more. Goldberg will be joined on stage by local comedian Shannon Yarbrough. Shannon is a published writer and respected comedian on the circuit. Ticket Information: Price: $25 – $60 16+ event or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian Ticket website: https://www.thesheldon.org/concert-detail.php?id=694 www.danagoldberg.com For more information please visit www.pridestcharles.org or contact Beth Finder at 636-344- 0134. Pride St. Charles President and Directors are also available for interviews over the phone or in-person. MISSION STATEMENT: Pride St. Charles will promote equality within St. Charles County and advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community through positive events, support, education, and...

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Kol Rina Pride Shabbat – Sat., June 24th

Featuring: 10:10 AM: Torah Talk with Rabbi Michael Buck-Yael – ‘Real Life Ritual’ 11:15 AM: Sermon – Communicating an LGBTQ Jewish Vision with Michael Faccini 12:00 PM: Kiddush – Sponsored by the Faye Keyser Memorial Seudah Fund 12:30 PM: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Michael Buck-Yael ‘Miriam’s Music: Celebrating Disruptive Leadership’

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PRIDE Week Film Screening of Becks Presented by Temple Israel and Q Jews

On Monday, June 25 beginning at 6:30 pm, Congregation Temple Israel, Temple Israel’s LGBTQ Affinity Group, and Q Jews will partner to host a screening of the film Becks in celebration of Pride week. The evening will open with snacks and beverages at 6:30 pm. The film will run from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, and will be followed by Q&A with Becks co-writer, co-director, producer, and St. Louis native Elizabeth Rohrbaugh. “While we are incredibly proud to call Becks a lesbian film, we aspired to make a movie that speaks to the broader human experiences of love, heartbreak, and finding one’s place in this world. We hope that viewers enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it,” said co-writers and co-directors Elizabeth Rohrbaugh & Dan Powell. This film is free for all to attend and open to the entire St. Louis community. This film isn’t yet rated. Mature content; must be 18 or older to attend, or be accompanied by a parent. Film Synopsis: Becks, an unambitious musician, moves back to her childhood home in St. Louis after a crushing breakup with her longtime girlfriend. As she begins to come to terms with her father’s death, she struggles to find a connection with her ultra-Catholic mother, a former nun. An old friend invites Becks to start playing for tips in his local bar, which conveniently allows her to indulge in one of her favorite activities: drinking. She begins teaching guitar lessons to Elyse — a local store owner who happens to be the wife of Becks’ high school nemesis — and the two strike up a unique friendship. As Becks grows more confident as a musician and begins to discover her artistic voice, a new life in her hometown suddenly seems within her reach. Driven by an original soundtrack and inspired by the life of singer/songwriter Alyssa Robbins, Becks is a unique new take on the American movie musical. Becks Awards and Nominations: Winner U.S. Fiction Award – 2017 Los Angeles Film Festival Centerpiece Film Selection – 2017 Frameline Film Festival Official Selection – 2017 OUTFEST Closing Night Film – 2017 Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival Official Selection – 2017 Woodstock Film Festival Closing Night Film – 2017 NEWFEST Official Selection – 2017 Twin Cities Film Festival Official Selection – 2017 St Louis International Film Festival About Elizabeth Rohrbaugh: St. Louis native and Temple Israel Religious School alumna, Elizabeth Rohrbaugh, is an Emmy Award winning film and TV director. Her most recent films, Dylan (2014) which follows a young transgender man as he navigates his identity and community, and Becks (2017), explore LGBTQ narratives through every day stories. Prior to independent filmmaking, Elizabeth was a writer, director, and editor at MTV where she wrote and directed many high-profile campaigns including The Hills, The Real World, and The MTV Movie Awards. Her work has been featured on The Takeaway with John Hockenberry, Glamour Magazine, Verily Magazine, Psychology Today, The Progressive, Indiewire, and the Feminist Current. She currently lives in NYC. Event Details: Monday, June 25 at Congregation Temple Israel (#1 Rabbi Alvan D. Rubin Dr. St. Louis, MO 63141) Co-Hosts: Congregation Temple Israel, Temple Israel’s LGBTQ Affinity Group, and Q Jews 6:30 pm – Snacks and drinks 7:00 pm – Film Screening of Becks 8:30...

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St. Louis Jewish Community Pride Shabbatot

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Jewish Student Association at Saint Louis University Hosting First Ever Holocaust Week

The Jewish Student Association at Saint Louis University will be hosting a first ever Holocaust week.  We will being the week with a Traveling Exhibit from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum titled Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945.  This powerful exhibit examines the Nazi’s regime attempt to eradicate homosexuality using 32 panel structures that feature photographs, documents, artworks, and archival materials.  The exhibit will be open from January 23-26 from 12 pm-8 pm and will be featured in the lower level of the Cupples House with an accessible entrance from outside.  The exhibit is open to all ages and there is a suggested donation of $5 to help support a growing Jewish community at Saint Louis University to allow us to host more events for our...

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