Exercising your political voice is important at every age. Understand the greater Georgia political landscape and how to get involved by exploring issues and policies impacting the LGBTQ community today. Hear from legislators and activists and learn how you can get involved whether you are of voting age or not at this forum hosted by SOJOURN, the Southern Jewish Resource Network for Gender and Sexual Diversity.
With separate breakout groups for teens and adults, this workshop is geared towards all teens whether LGBTQ+ identified or allies (Grades 9-12), parents, and adult community members invested in supporting the LGBTQ+ teen community.
Register today at jumpsparkatl.org/program/every-voice-matters-advocacy.
Join SOJOURN and our home, The Rush Center, as we celebrate our inspiration, Phillip Rush's birthday! Come eat great food from F.R.O.G.S. and join your fellow community members in the celebration. We will have a raffle for VIP tickets to the best events of Atlanta's queer social calendar. This will be a chance to also support the great work The Rush Center does in the community. Come have some fun and celebrate Phillip's legacy!
If you can't make it, but wish to donate, please go to this link:
Cosmetic Clinic-Drag Class for (Teen) Beginners. This class deals with covering brows, changing face shape for gender exploration and best practices for effects and also some wig basics. Make up artist and drag performer, Jaye Lish, will gently lead us through this fabulous demonstration. Volunteer "models" also needed. Register with name and contact number to email@example.com
Meet Moshiel Newman Daphna, the man behind the Jewish drag queen and emcee of SOJOURN's Purim Off Ponce 2019, Lady SinAGaga. Born and raised in a Lubovitch family on Long Island, Moshiel's story includes growing up gay in the Orthodox world, achieving long term recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, and the evolution of his drag persona.
Join us for a very special Shabbat when Moshiel will share his story after a Sabbath meditation and text study. Q&A to follow. All are welcome!
Congregation Bet Haverim
2074 Lavista Rd, Atlanta, GA 30329
On March 9, 2019, SOJOURN will be “up all night to get lucky” at Purim Off Ponce, Atlanta’s best costume party!
Join us in honoring Bex Taylor-Klaus as the 2019 Michael Jay Kinsler Rainmaker Award Honoree!
A 24 year-old Atlanta native, Bex is boldly using her platform as an actor to bring gender and sexually diverse characters into the light, empowering fans to come to terms with their own gender fluidity. “There’s so much in this world telling you to be something different and that’s so detrimental. I’d rather have kids see something and go, ‘It’s okay to be me.’ ”
All proceeds from Purim off Ponce support the important work of SOJOURN, including our nationally recognized curricula for community-based training and education for gender and sexually diverse (GSD) inclusion and suicide prevention.
Information, Tickets and Host Sponsorships are HERE!
Like Daft Punk sang in “Get Lucky:”
WHAT KEEPS THE PLANET SPINNING
THE FORCE OF LOVE BEGINNING
WE’VE COME TOO FAR TO GIVE UP WHO WE ARE
SO LET’S RAISE THE BAR AND OUR CUPS TO THE STARS
SOJOURN hosts a number of events throughout the South during the year. We also sponsor local, volunteer-driven social groups in Atlanta and Birmingham whose events may not always be listed here. To check out those volunteer-planned events, visit their MeetUp pages here:
Rather than suppress desire, Judaism has embraced opportunities to sanctify the sexual experience.
Join SOJOURN, HAMSA and others to hear from those in recovery and join in group discussions on this and other issues in a supportive, inclusive environment.
Join SOJOURN and Groundspark for a workshop for all adult family members and school staff serving ages K-12 to learn how to create a school climate where all students feel safe and welcome.
Join us for an interactive workshop to provide us tools that further our awareness and strengthen our advocacy efforts for LGBT+ youth in Birmingham and beyond.
Join SOJOURN and Groundspark for a special workshop on reducing suicide risk in the LGBTQ community on college campuses.
[Birmingham] Book Discussion: Joy Ladin's "Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders"
Join Birmingham's Welcoming Communities Task Force for a lively discussion of Joy Ladin's powerful memoir at the Emmet O'Neal Library in Mountain Brook on January 14.
Atlanta's Jewish LGBT/Queer Meetup Group is hosting a tea happy hour at Tipple and Rose, and you're invited!
Join Rabbi Joshua Lesser and Rabbi Malka Packer to learn about the rituals of the mikvah and how LGBT people can integrate it into contemporary and meaningful practice.
Everyone knows Dr. Ruth as the most famous and trusted sex therapist, but few people know she narrowly escaped death from the Holocaust, was raised in an orphanage in Switzerland, or that she was a sniper during Israel's War of Independence.
Join us for a Shabbat dinner potluck with new and old friends. We gather together almost every month for a spiritual celebration - Shabbat dinners, Havdallah, and more! There's always something to look forward to and new friends are always welcome.
Join SOJOURN, The Health Initiative, Atlanta Pride, and Jewish Family and Career Services for a Christian-Jewish Panel Discussion on substance abuse and recover in the Faith/LGBTQ Communities.
[Asheville] Learn the skills neccesary to speak out against homophobia and transphobia while exploring the ways you can change your communities for the better. Free and open to the public!
SOJOURN and the Levite JCC invite you and your family for a screening of the film Straightlaced to kickoff the Welcoming Communities Program in Birmingham, Alabama. The film's creators will be joining us for a moving discussion after the film. This program is appropriate for people of all ages.
Join SOJOURN, Groundspark, and the MJCCA for a free workshop for Jewish professionals on gender expression and sexual orientation.
Parents, educators, and students in grades 6 and up are invited to a free afternoon workshop on preventing bullying and exclusion at school, presented by SOJOURN and Groundspark.
Join SOJOURN at the Book Festival of the MJCCA for a night with Andy Cohen, featuring local personality Mara Davis. Cohen will discuss his newest book, The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year. Use discount code "SOJOURN" to support SOJOURN!
Start your Pride festivities off right by remembering those who we have lost in the AIDS pandemic, honoring those who are currently living with and affected by HIV/AIDS and recommitting ourselves to advocating for education, treatment, resources and a cure for this disease that has deeply affected so many people that we love.