UPDATE FOR ATLANTA PRIDE PARADE:
We are meeting as publicized. (Ralph McGill & Peachtree-on bridge)
If lost, tell a Pride volunteer, you are looking to line up with Rabbi Joshua Lesser at A-23. HAPPY PRIDE!
Meet us at the Jewish Community booth tomorrow, before, during, and after the parade. We are at P(purple) #45. It is located near the entrance of 12th St. and Piedmont Ave. If coming into the park after the parade, walk in at Charles Allen. Do not take the first path to the left. Take the next path-follow over the bridge at the gazebo, past the (newer) playground on your right, and we will be on the right side. There will be snacks waiting for you.
Also, Rabbi Joshua Lesser will be speaking from the main stage at 3:45pm. You will definitely want to stay for that!
The official position of Sojourn is to stand for Jews- all Jews. There appears to have been some misunderstandings and we wish to clarify them. To be clear, SOJOURN is not banning anything at Pride. We advocate and defend the rights of Jews to be on the continuum of sexual and gender diversity. We advocate and defend the rights of Jews to be on the continuum of beliefs about Israel and about American Jewry, gender diverse individuals and allies, Jews and non-Jews. We defend your right to be you. We celebrate what unites us, not what divides us. Please join us in celebrating the Jewish community at pride. Dare to be you with SOJOURN.
The Jewish Community Booth is P(urple) #45 in Piedmont Park all weekend, October 13-14! See map below.
The Jewish Community meets at The Civic Center Marta Station on Sunday, October 14. LEAVE TIME TO GATHER BY 11am. LOCATION: RALPH MCGILL & PEACHTREE ST. ON THE BRIDGE (Take MARTA to the Civic Center Station-go South on West Peachtree-futher downtown-turn left onto Ralph McGill. You will see the Grand Marshals lined up on the bridge.)
The Parade kicks off at Noon. It is about a 2 mile walk and takes about 2 hours-it goes quick. SOJOURN and the Grand Marshals will be immediately be behind the corporate sponsors (Coke, Delta, UPS, etc). If you don’t line up at the beginning, look for us soon after these large companies at the beginning of the parade.
Due to unforeseen complications, the Ahava Dance Showcase will not take place. We are grateful to choreographer, Meliss Jakubovic, for her generosity of time and talent. Click here to reach Meliss for all of your dancing or DJ needs.
SEE PHOTOS FROM ATLANTA PRIDE 2017 PARADE
Courtesy of Amy Kahn at Amy I. Kahn- IKahn imagery Photography.
Thank you to our 45 Pride Partners for 2018!
Ahavath Achim Synagogue
ADL - Anti-Defamation League
AJC - American Jewish Committee
Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
Atlanta Jewish Music Festival
Atlanta Jewish Teen Initiative
Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice
The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum
URJ Camp Coleman
Congregation B'nai Torah Atlanta
Congregation Bet Haverim
Beth Shalom - Atlanta
Congregation Dor Tamid - CDT
Congregation Etz Chaim
Congregation Gesher L'Torah
Congregation Or Hadash
Congregation Shearith Israel - Atlanta
The Davis Academy
Dressler's Jewish Funeral Service
The Epstein School
Hillels of Georgia
In the City Camp
JCRCA / Jewish Community Relations Council of Atlanta
Jewish Fertility Foundation
Jewish Home Life Communities
Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta
Jewish National Fund - JNF
Limmud Atlanta + Southeast
MACoM - Metro Atlanta Community Mikvah
Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta - MJCCA
Temple Beth Tikvah
Temple Emanu-El of Atlanta
Temple Kehillat Chaim - Roswell, GA
Temple Sinai Atlanta
The Sixth Point
The Weber School
Celebrate Pride Year-Round with our Official Shirt!
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The Bible commands us to "love your neighbor as yourself" (Leviticus 19:18) but we prefer to take it one step farther and love our neighbors even if they are not like ourselves.