J Pride

The more welcoming a Jewish community is, the more powerful it becomes.

JPride, formerly known as the LGBT Inclusion Project, began in 2005 when the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona became one of the first federations in the country to actively reach out to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender members of the Jewish community. Initially, the project aimed to help synagogues and Jewish communal organizations create more welcoming spaces for LGBTQ Jews. The focus has since shifted to creating social events for the LGBT community at large.

JPride provides a platform with which Southern Arizona’s LGBTQ Jews and their allies can explore issues and ideas of importance to their community. The program offers an opportunity to connect with other LGBTQ Jews, observe Jewish celebrations such as Hanukkah parties, Passover Seders, and Yom Kippur breakfasts, experience dynamic arts and education programming, and volunteer with social action projects that benefit greater Tucson.

In recent years, JPride has partnered with local agencies to bring Dr. Joy Ladin, the first openly transgender professor at an Orthodox institution (Yeshiva University), Masha Gessen, award-winning journalist, and Michael Kagan, J.D., former director of a refugee rights clinic at the University of Tel Aviv Law School.

JPride is a joint project of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona and The Tucson J.

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Prom-o-rama is based off of the idea of Cinderella's fairy godmother making her dream to attend the ball come true. The J is excited to partner with Cinderella's Closet, which was created to do just that - provide dresses and accessories to enable girls to attend their high school proms. It’s also a way to recycle these lightly used items.

Bring dresses in any size to The J before March 30th to help make a girl’s dream come true!

Please make sure dresses are current with what a high school girl would wear and make sure items are clean.
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Swinging into the weekend with kettlebells! We have many personal training packages and classes to choose from. Summer will be here before you know it! #BodyGoals 💪🏋

https://tucsonjcc.org/sports-and-wellness/

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Happy Purim! Everyone at The J is getting into the spirit. Check out all the fun costumes! 🎉🎈
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Tucson Jewish Community Center
Be on high alert❗ A capybara was spotted in the sculpture garden. This cutie was actually here for our Cool Critters class, where kids get up close and personal with awesome animals. Register now! https://tucsonjcc.org/event/cool-critters-2/

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New Swag! Help support our J Pride community sporting one of these awesome shirts! Swing by The J and pick one up today 🌈

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