june, 2020

19jun5:00 pm6:30 pmPride Shabbat aLIVE

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA CONTACT: Rachel Wittel (847) 502-4523

Pride Shabbat service goes virtual on Pride Weekend 2020

Judaism Your Way, Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center and JEWISHcolorado partner today to host virtual Pride Shabbat service and honor Juneteenth

DENVER (June 19, 2020) – Judaism Your Way is shifting its nearly decade-long tradition of celebrating Pride Weekend online this year. The organization is partnering today with two other Denver-based Jewish organizations, Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center (JCC Denver) and JEWISHcolorado, to host Pride Shabbat aLIVE, a virtual Pride Shabbat service.

Five LGBTQ female rabbis will host the service and lead prayers that reflect the themes and history of this sacred Shabbat. Prayers written by LGBTQ Jews of color will also be included throughout the service, as this year’s event falls on Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

“Pride Shabbat aLIVE is a special opportunity for us to honor our Pride community and be together, even when we are physically apart,” Judaism Your Way Rabbi Caryn Aviv said. “With this year’s celebration coinciding with Juneteenth, it holds a deeper purpose as a truly intersectional service that will recognize injustices faced by communities for centuries. It is essential that we stand for the diversity, inclusion and justice of everyone.” 

The virtual Pride Shabbat is free and begins at 5 p.m. today.

Attendees can participate in an oneg, or afterparty, following the Shabbat service from 6 to 6:30 p.m. for more intimate discussions in smaller virtual breakout rooms.

To register, visit: www.judaismyourway.org/shabbat-alive-an-elevated-musical-community.

For bookings or interviews, contact rachel@stratlabs.us or (847) 502-4523.

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ABOUT JUDAISM YOUR WAY

Judaism Your Way is an independent, Colorado-based Jewish organization. Judaism Your Way is an open tent, embracing everyone who seeks a connection to Jewish life. Every day, Judaism Your Way shares transformative Jewish experiences and recognizes itself as part of something relevant, whole and sacred. There are many ways to be Jewish. Judaism Your Way respects and includes them all.   

ABOUT STAENBERG – LOUP JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER

The Staenberg – Loup Jewish Community Center (JCC Denver) serves the metro-Denver area through educational, social, cultural, fitness, sports and other programs that are rooted in Jewish values. The JCC Denver’s mission is to create a vibrant and inclusive family and social gathering place, guided by these timeless Jewish values.

ABOUT JEWISHcolorado

JEWISHcolorado connects Coloradans to the Jewish community and the people of Israel. It helps to ensure a thriving and lasting Jewish community in Colorado through the support of more than 100 community organizations.

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