Ru’ach Pride Seder to Build Connections Between Miami and Israel

Temple Israel Miami holds the 18th Annual LGBTQ Ru’ach Pride Seder on Wednesday, June 13, 5:30pm. The event is co-sponsored by A Wider Bridge

Every year at Temple Israel Miami’s LGBTQ Pride Seder, we come together to tell the story of our liberation from oppression, to celebrate our freedom, and to commemorate the Jewish LGBTQ community in South Florida. Just as we recall that Children of Israel strove to be liberated from bondage, we also remember that the LGBTQ community has had struggles as well as triumphs.

This year’s theme is celebrating Israel at 70.  “It is important to remind people that we are connected to  LGBTQ communities all over the world and especially  our brothers and sister in Israel,” says co-host Marc Lamb.

In keeping with this theme, A Wider Bridge’s Quentin Hill will discuss the work the organization does building bridges between North Americans and the Israeli LGBTQ community. Through video you will get to hear from two Israelis who are on the forefront of organizing the LGBTQ communities there: Ofer Erez, the first openly trans officer in the Israel Defense Forces and now CEO of Jerusalem’s LGBTQ Center, and Zehorit Sorek, of the Israeli Education NGO Hoshen.

Delicious Middle Eastern food will also be served in honor of Israel’s fine cuisine!

The event is hosted by Marc Lamb and Mark Nedlin.

Be prepared to let your pride soar! Please RSVP here.