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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Shabbat Shalom and...happy Friday the 13th? Our friends at JTA News make the case for why Friday the 13th is lucky for the Jewish community. What do you think?
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Tucson JCC
Our friends at Athleta are up to something super special: a friends and family pound class, for free, just for the J! The class is free and participants will get a 20% discount at the Athleta store to use after class! Sign up here: http://events.athleta.com/4639jccpoundforfriendsfamily
Tucson JCC
Tucson JCC
Tuesday nights just got easier! We are offering take home meals from our cafe every Tuesday evening, with pickup between 4 and 6 pm. Stop by the cafe, the ECE office, or either desk for more info and to pick up an order form!
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Tucson JCC
Who is the Jewish community? What bonds us together? If you're curious about Judaism, our friends at Temple Emanu-El are hosting free weekly intro classes in Tucson and Sierra Vista! All are welcome!
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Tucson JCC
Interesting! What do you think? Is sweat the end-all-be-all of a good workout?
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