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Pride Shabbat Service

June 22 @ 10:00 am

In-Person Event

10:00 am – 11:45 am Pride Shabbat Service with a speaker from Toronto Pflag (Parents, Families, Friends, and Allies of Toronto’s 2SLGBTQAI+ Community)

Our whole DJC community is invited to celebrate LGBTQ2S+ Pride together during Toronto Pride Week. We welcome you to our Pride Shabbat Service which will centre the queer and trans Jewish landscape and highlight our commitment to advocate for the rights of queer and trans people. We are delighted to have as our featured speaker, Giselle Bloch, from Toronto Pflag (Parents, Families, Friends, and Allies of Toronto’s 2SLGBTQAI+ Community). She will talk about her personal experience as a Jewish parent of a transgender child. 


Giselle Bloch Bio:

Giselle Bloch (she/her) will be speaking to the congregation at our DJC Pride Shabbat Service on Saturday June 22 about her experience as the Jewish parent of a transgender child. She will share her personal story so that you might gain a deeper understanding of gender identity. Since 2015, Giselle has been a Board member of Toronto Pflag (Parents, Families, Friends, and Allies of Toronto’s 2SLGBTQAI+ Community – www.torontopflag.org), a 100% volunteer-run charity promoting the health and well-being of LGBTQ2S+ persons and their families through support and education.

Giselle co-facilitates Toronto Pflag peer support meetings, and she also speaks with parents one-on-one to encourage them to learn about gender identity.  She helps them work through their emotions as they navigate their own journey, and she provides them with resources so that they can best support their kids.  Giselle’s primary focus with Toronto Pflag is to keep families together.

Giselle also co-facilitates TRANSceptance, a monthly peer support group for parents and caregivers of trans and nonbinary youth.Additionally, she facilitates the Jewish Rainbow Alliance through Jewish Family & Child Service, a support group for parents of trans kids.


Event Schedule

10:00 am – 12 noon Pride Shabbat Service with a speaker from Toronto Pflag (Parents, Families, Friends, and Allies of Toronto’s 2SLGBTQAI+ Community)
12 noon – 2 pm Special Pride Celebration for All

The DJC wants everyone to be able to fully participate at our events. To learn more and to request accessibility support, visit our accessibility page.

Details

Date:
June 22
Time:
10:00 am
Event Category:

Organizer

Danforth Jewish Circle
Phone
416-580-6303
Email
info@djctoronto.com
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