June 4, 2021, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
PRIDE: Promoting a Brighter Future
Woodlands Community Temple in White Plains, its LGBTQ+ Task Force, its Youth & Family Engagement Committee, and WoodSY, its Senior Youth Group invite you to join us as we livestream our 5th annual Pride Shabbat service at 8:00 pm ET on Friday, June 4, 2021 (facebook.com/wctemple). This warm, welcoming service of inclusion and love will feature Dana Kaplan, Executive Director of Outright Vermont. Dana is the nephew of longtime temple member Alan Kaplan.
Outright Vermont builds hope, equity and power for LGBTQ+ youth 22 and under to counter the fact that queer youth are at much higher risk for suicide than their heterosexual peers. It provides safe havens for young people–support groups, events and workshops, along with statewide education and outreach, to ensure that schools and other entities offer safe, supportive spaces. Caring adults mentor young people, with goals of empowerment, education and growth. Dana will relate their experience in Vermont to our ongoing work in Westchester.
Friday, June 4, 2021, 8:00pm ET – facebook.com/wctemple
Woodlands Community Temple is a warm, diverse and egalitarian community committed to creating a dynamic, innovative environment for all who wish to participate in Jewish life and ritual. Our LGBTQ+ Task Force is updating both outreach and programming, with the goal of overt inclusion of all people in the LGBTQ+ community. We are creating an atmosphere that welcomes all, evident through our educational programming, activities, organizational policies, and an overall diverse and inclusive culture.