Friday Night PRIDE! on May 31st


with Chana Rothman and Eric Jaffe, Drag Queen StoryTime, and a Farewell to Rabbi Alanna Sklover

Come celebrate PRIDE at GJC! Festivities begin at 5:30 PM with face painting, photo booth, LGBTQ+ reading nook & more, then move into a family & kids JAM with Rabbi Alanna, Chana Rothman, and Philly Jewish Drag Queen Eric Jaffe. Continue the fun with a potluck & Sh’BBQ with Grow & Behold, a Farewell to Rabbi Alanna, and Kol Zimrah Under the Stars, featuring G’vanim. All the details are below!

6:00 PM     “The Story of Us: A Shabbat Pride Journey”: Family & Kids’ JAM

Join Rabbi Alanna Sklover, Chana Rothman, and Philly Drag Queen Eric Jaffe under the rainbow to celebrate who we are, who we love, and who loves us. The story of us is filled with beautiful diversity, and Shabbat is a taste of the world to come, a model for openness, outness, and acceptance. Through music, songs, and stories, we come together to share in this feeling.  Much gratitude to the Harold & Renee Berger Family Engagement Endowment Fund for generously sponsoring this program, and to Mikael Elsila, Daniella Forstater, and Jakob Slifker for joining in!

6:30 PM     Sh’BBQ Potluck & Picnic with Grow & Behold: RSVP HERE

hamburgers & hotdogs & vegetarian options oh my! | Grills under TKS | selection of sides by Centre Catering (TKS) | Please bring a pareve-only dish to share! Many thanks to Grow & Behold for donating burgers and hotdogs, and to the Men’s Club for their grillwork, and to both of these organizations for showing their support of the LGBTQ community.

7:15 PM     Kol Zimrah Under the Stars: Musical Service with G’vanim

7:45 PM     Farewell to Rabbi Alanna Sklover

Join us as we offer appreciations of Rabbi Sklover and blessings for her journey ahead. Together, let us all express our our gratitude for the many ways Rabbi Sklover has served the GJC community during her time here. We join Rabbi Sklover and her family in looking forward with excitement to this next chapter.

Germantown Jewish Centre extends much thanks, love, and gratitude to the following people who have shaped this event:  Andrea Jacobs, Maria Pulzetti, Jakob Slifker, Yoel Solis, Rabbi Robert Tabak, and countless others who are LGBTQ+, allies, and advocates.

Germantown Jewish Centre would like to extend thanks and gratitude to Michael Beer for his generous support in making Friday Night Pride and Pride Shabbat possible.

GJC also extends thanks, gratitude, and appreciation to the Harold & Renee Berger Family Engagement Endowment Fund for sponsoring the Friday Night PRIDE Family & Kids JAM, and all JAM programming at GJC.

Germantown Jewish Centre also thanks the following organizations for their support in GJC’s 2019 Pride Shabbat: Grow & Behold Kosher Pastured Meats, Homemade Goodies by Roz, GJC’s Little Shop, GJC Men’s Club, and Women of GJC

Germantown Jewish Centre extends thanks and gratitude always to the Wolfe Family Foundation for their generous support in all GJC programming.