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Congregation Shir Libeynu

Pride Havdalah​

Save the date for our Pride Havdalah service: June 3, 2023 at the Miles Nadal JCC. 
Starts at 7:30 pm



LGBTQ+ at the J

Rainbow Babka with Shauna Godfrey

Chag Pride Sameach – Happy Pride! 

Join us for a Babka Bake-Along led by Chef Shauna Godfrey. Amaze your friends and yourself; this sweet yeast-risen bread will surprise and delight when sliced to reveal a delectable white chocolate tahini rainbow filling.



JACS Toronto

Rainbow Group


Tuesdays, 7 - 8 pm on Zoom

The Rainbow Group aims to provide a safe, supportive, and all-inclusive meeting space where people can talk about poignant topics and current issues related to the 2SLGBTQI+ communities.


For more information and to register, contact Rami Elzas (they/them) at



Holy Blossom Temple

Pride Shabbat 

Join the Congregational Kabbalat Service with a special dinner to follow. This affirming evening of prayer, song, and breaking bread is a unique celebration of diversity and inclusion.



LGBTQ+ at the J and  Partners

Pride Shabbat 

Please join us on June 16 from 6:00-8:30 pm for a Pride Shabbat service, followed by a Kosher vegan dinner. This year's Pride Shabbat will take place at the Cecil Street Community Centre, 58 Cecil Street at Spadina. This event centres on LGBTQ+ Jewish community members. Allies to both Jewish and LGBTQ+ communities are more than welcome to join us. Families are encouraged to bring children, with programming offered by Machane Lev for those aged 8-17. Services will be led by Kohenet Annie Matan, Aviva Chernick and Rabbi Miriam Margles.



UJA LGBTQ Division

Celebration of Intersectionality – LGBTQ+ and Jewish Pride

UJA Genesis and the LGBTQ+ Division invite you to celebrate PRIDE and our diverse Jewish community. Please join us as we hear from various speakers about what it means to hold multiple identities in today’s Jewish landscape. We look forward to an evening of conversations, connections, and celebrations.



Temple Sinai

Film Screening: Dear Fredy

Combining interviews, archival material and animation, Dear Fredy tells the heroic story of Fredy Hirsch, a proud, gay Jew who ran a daycare centre for 600 kids in a concentration camp.



Family Pride 


Celebrate the strength and uniqueness of 2SLGBTQI+ families and children at Family Pride! Now in its 24th year, Family Pride is a fun-filled oasis on the grounds of Church Street School, filled with face painting, a magic show, storytelling, and so much more!

Sponsored by Maple Leaf Foods, come and play just off the Festival and help build and strengthen our diverse community of 2SLGBTQI+ parents, caregivers, and children.



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Dyke Pride March

Join LGBTQ+ at the J and come out for Pride Toronto’s annual Dyke March! From 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the intersection of Hayden St. and Church St. , enjoy speakers, performances and sign-making that really get you in the mood for a rally. At 2:00 pm we march, loud and proud, through the streets of Toronto. While this event is specifically for Dykes and Lesbian, allies are more welcome to join, however, when marching and rallying we do ask that allies leave space for folks who identify as Dyke or Lesbian to celebrate at the front!

March with us!



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Pride Parade


Join LGBTQ+ at the J and the 200+ contingents, over 200,000 marchers, and 2.4 million spectators for our 2023 Pride Parade. 

The Pride Parade is about celebrating diversity and creating an inclusive experience for all. Pride Toronto is excited to be taking a more sustainable approach to its annual Parade which will be held Sunday June 25th at 2:00pm with the goal to eventually host a zero-waste Pride festival in the future.

March with us!



Beth Tzedec Congregation

LGBTQ+ Jewish Meditation Space

Let's Sit with Aviva Chernick and neySHEV at Makom: Creative Downtown Judaism

There are many ways to mark this month of Pride. This gathering will celebrate through connection in a warm, loving, and playful environment. Join facilitator, Beth Tzedek Artist in Residence and neySHEV Jewish Meditation Community founder Aviva Chernick, together with fellow community members for this opportunity to rest in loving attention through meditation, reflection, and song in Jewish Queer and Trans positive space. This event is for LGBTQ+ community members only.
Sunday, June 4, 4:30 - 6:00 pm



LGBTQ+ at the J and the Toronto Jewish Film Festival

Concerned Citizen: Screening


7:30 pm - Reception 

8:45 PM – Screening and Q&A with Director, 

Innis Hall 

Upwardly mobile and outwardly liberal, Ben and Raz buy a flat in an area of South Tel Aviv that is being gentrified. When a dispute over a tree that he planted outside his house escalates, Ben calls the police to report the Eritrean immigrant with whom he is fighting. The arrest quickly turns fatal, and Ben is forced to confront his unconscious bias. Filmmaker Idan Haguel will be present at the film and a short Q&A following the screening. Please use discount code PRIDE@TJFF for a unique discount.



The Gallery at the J

Woodland Pride by Patrick Hunter  

Woodland Pride is a celebration of nature, and life through the lens of the woodland art form. The bold, yet elegant, Technicolor line work invites the viewer to realize that everything has spirit and significance. Everything from the smallest seed to the largest tree. 

Runs to July 3, 2023 



Prosserman and Schwartz/Reisman Centre

Parents of LGBTQ+ Youth and Young Adults Community Group

Come together at the Schwartz/Reisman Centre to connect with other parents and caregivers of LGBTQ+ youth to build community and share experiences. You are welcome to join us in June even if you are not able to attend the July session. A parallel group will run at the Prosserman JCC on June 5, July 5, and August 2. The Prosserman group includes a number of Hebrew speakers and parents of transgender youth, offering a supportive bilingual community for parents and caregivers of youth in transition.



United Jewish People's Order
Yid Pride: A Sultry and Raucous Queer Cabaret Fundraiser

7pm at Danu Social House 1237 Queen Street West

Funds raised go to A Place For Marsha - Helping Trans People Flee Red States

  • Jazz crooner Ori Dagan

  • Burlesque dancer Womanischevitz

  • The Fabulous Butt Mitzvah

  • Hosted by Jonathan Brown-Gilbert (aka Judith Buttplug) 

$18 at the door (or PWYC) 



Danforth Jewish Circle

Sharing Our Stories

Pride month brings so many emotions to the surface – love and  loss, joy and pain, fear and confidence, loneliness and community.

We invite all those with a story – all members of the 2SLGBTQAI+ family and all their allies – to share their tales with our congregation.

Got a song to sing that captures your journey? A spoken word piece? A painting or sculpture? An interpretative dance? Come share it with a warm and welcoming audience!



Pride TO

Trans Pride March

Join LGBTQ+ at the J in celebrating the resilience, strength, and beauty of the Trans community at the largest Trans March in the world! This event is a powerful and important space for Trans individuals to gather and celebrate their identities while also raising awareness and fighting for Trans human rights.

March with us! 



Trinity St-Pauls Centre for Faith, Justice and Arts

TransFormations: A Summit on Trans Spiritualities


This event will be a Trans-centred space/time to connect meaningfully with other 2Spirit, Trans, and Gender-NonConforming people, listen, learn and participate in a variety of workshops related to Trans spiritualities, and experience the flow of Trans Power first hand through inspired music, arts, and thoughtful reflections. The event will be concluded with an open-air concert at 4pm, headlined by award-winning, nonbinary Canadian singer-songwriter Rae Spoon.



Temple Sinai

Pride Shabbat Morning Service​

Please join us for a special Shabbat morning service as we lift up our voices and celebrate the diversity of our congregation with pride!

Our service will feature a special creative haftarah as we come together, in prayer and song, with our LGBTQ2S+ mishpachah.

210 Wilson Avenue



Families at the J and Machane Lev

Pride Shabbat Circle​


For children ages 0-4 with their grown-ups. 

Join the MNjcc’s Lauren Schreiber Sasaki and friends from the Downtown Jewish Community Friday mornings every month to celebrate Shabbat, family and community. Children and their grown-ups are invited to connect to each other and Jewish wisdom through songs, stories, movement and reflection. Challah and grape juice provided!


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