Pride Kabbalat Shabbat and Potluck Dinner, Friday June 17 6:30pm, at Gonzales Beach. Join us in celebrating the myriad expressions of sexuality and gender identification in our congregation as we celebrate Shabbat together. Expect lots of song, dance, ruach, friendship and hopefully great food. Everyone is welcome come share the love! More information is forthcoming.
Contrary to what was stated in the posters and announcements,
people who are marching in the Pride Parade on Sunday, July 10, should be at the synagogue at 10:30. We must assemble at the junction of Government and Pandora St. no later than 11:00 am.
Here are the instructions from the organizers (intended also for
Head west from Douglas on Pandora towards
NO right turns will be permitted on to
Government from Pandora.
Line up in the right lane of Pandora. The
organizer will be standing on the corner of Government & Pandora by the
McPherson sign. Please be ready with your Company/Organization name in order to
quickly direct you to your exact marshalling location.
Drive west down Pandora to Store Street
Right onto Store Street
Go one block past your “cross street” that I
will give to you, then
hang a right onto Government.
Head South in the Right
hand lane to your actual block. Wait to cross.
Head into the left hand lane to
a waiting marshal that will escort you to your spots.
My sense is that we are all reeling somewhat from the news in the
world around us. When I offer support to a family in the congregation that is
dealing with tragedy, I need to remember that although it is not my personal
tragedy, it still has a profound effect on me that I need to process and clear.
I know that the news in the past two weeks—from Tel Aviv to Orlando—affects us,
as well. We all need to process and clear. One of the venues where we process
is through social media—although I am not convinced that Facebook is the best
route to healing. My hope is that by talking to friends and loved ones, we can
all process together and feel re-grounded. For me a lot of that happens in shul.
It’s time for Pride again! Start
getting your rainbow coloured outfits together and thinking about how you can
make a splash at one of Victoria’s largest family-friendly parades!
We would like to see some musicians!
become a tradition for our synagogue, because we want people to know we care.
Congregation Emanu-El and friends
who support LGBTQ
congregants, allies and friends are going to march in the parade on July 10th this year with
song, dance and lots of ruaḥ to show
our pride and support.
As in other years, we’re going to
meet at the synagogue at 10:30 a.m., to prepare so we can walk over together to the
assembly point (11:00 deadline) at Pandora and Government. The parade starts at
Why are we doing this? Because we’re
an inclusive, integral Jewish congregation who embrace the LGBTQ community
and friends and because we always like to have fun!
This year we would like to see some
musicians to lead us in song and dance so your ideas are always welcome.
Contact Heshi Olson or Aaron Severs
for more information