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This prayer/blessing was written in 2020 for the 50th anniversary of Christopher Street Liberation Day, what we now collectively call Pride.
sun reflecting rainbow paint on stones
An affirmative, creative ritual for coming out to a community.
two women wrapped in a pride flag walking in a pride parade
“And wherever there is Pride, there is hope. / And wherever there is hope, there is joy. / And wherever there is joy, there is life. / And that life is sweet, and full of love.”
pride flag against a blue sky with white clouds
“We celebrate the triumph / Of love over hate”
queer couple - one in a white bridal gown and one in a blue suit - embracing under a chuppah with a rabbi wearing a rainbow tallit
“I wanted a way of acknowledging and bringing my own queerness into the wedding ceremony”
Blessing of Gratitude for Queer Ancestors & Community

We see each other and we honor our journeys and those yet to come.

Responsive Reading for Coming Out

“Rainbows and storms go hand in hand”

Rainbows and Storms: A Queer Poem

“To see oneself as completely whole in living”

Pride Shabbat Blessing from an Ally

“May the Holy One instill in us the wisdom to know our liberations are entwined together.”

Birkat Hodesh Ga’avah: A Blessing for Pride Month

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Count On Telling Your Story: A Ritualwell In-Person Immersion

Join us for Count On Telling Your Story: A Ritualwell In-Person Immersion on Sunday, June 9th. Mix and mingle with old and new friends, enjoy delicious kosher-vegetarian food and engage in a variety of creative, thought-provoking sessions exploring rituals, writing, and art.

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