San Francisco Pride

The entire month of June each year honors the 1969 New York City Stonewall Rebellion and therefore the month that many LGBT Pride celebrations take place. Yet, the vast majority of celebratory Pride events take place the last weekend in June of each year in San Francisco.

Multiple Bay Area Jewish community congregations celebrate Pride each year by hosting a Pride Shabbat, Potluck, Oneg or Havdallah gathering. Traditionally the following takes place:

  • In San Francisco, at Congregation Sha’ar Zahav (info)
  • In Sonoma, at Congregation Shomrei Torah (info)
  • In Marin, at Congregation Rodef Shalom (info)
  • In the East Bay, specifically at Chochmat Halev in Berkeley (info) in cooperation with Kehilla Community Synagogue (info), and the Aquarian Minyan (info)
  • In the South Bay the Annual Pride Shabbat, specifically at Congregation Shir Hadash in Los Gatos (info) in cooperation with Temple Emanu-El of San Jose (info) and Congregation Emeth of Gilroy – Morgan Hill (info)
  • In Los Altos Hills at Congregation Beth Am (info)
  • In San Francisco, as part of the Resident Programs and Services program for Pride Month at The Jewish Home, a month of pride volunteer fun occurs (info)!

In the Bay Area the entire month of June is filled with opportunities to celebrate LGBT Pride so please don’t miss out on these annual highlights either:

  • Frameline LGBT International Film Festival
  • Contra Costa County LGBTQ Pride Picnic & BBQ
  • Napa Valley LGBTQ Pride including the annual young adult pride dance
  • Fresh Meat transgender & queer performance Festival
  • Queer Arts Festival
  • Trans March
  • Santa Cruz Pride Rally
  • Dyke March
  • Sonoma County Pride Parade and Celebration along the Russian River in Guerneville
  • The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Pink Saturday Castro Street Party
  • Plus, in August we have San José Pride and the East Bay Oakland Pride festival along with the annual Sistahs’ Steppin In Pride East Bay Dyke March & Festival!

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