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Mishpacha - LGBTQ

Mishpacha is an affinity group dedicated to creating an environment where all queer Jews can be full members of their community without diminishing any aspect of their identity. Temple membership is not required -- we welcome all, no matter your level of observance or background.

Mishpacha has two regularly-occurring events: a weekly Queer Torah Study that examines queer themes in the weekly Torah portion, and a monthly LGBTQ Shabbat Potluck for community building, Shabbat ritual, and food!

Members of Mishpacha have also been involved in planning special events around holidays, such as the Trans Day of Visibility and Pride Shabbats, LGBTQ Night in the Sukkah, and panel discussions on incorporating queer themes into your Passover Seder.

For more information about any of these events, how to get involved, or to share ideas for future programming, please contact Ari Smith at

Past Queer Torah Study Materials:
Access the Google Drive

Join Mishpacha for the monthly LGBTQ Shabbat Potluck! Enjoy candle-lighting, kiddush and a Shabbat meal with members of the local queer community. Bring a dish to share, make new friends and strengthen our community!

The LGBTQ Shabbat Potluck will generally occur every 3rd Friday of the month. Please check the calendar for any changes.

Every Tuesday | 7:00 p.m.
In person in the Adult Lounge and Online HERE.

Join us in-person or via Zoom for a discussion of queer themes in the weekly Torah portion! Led by Ari Marcotte & Ari Smith. Guest leaders welcome! Contact Ari M (they/them) ( to join the mailing list to receive class materials.

Sat, June 15 2024 9 Sivan 5784