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Posted on June 12, 2014 2:55 PM

Pride Shabbat will take place at Temple Beth Am on Friday, June 27, 2014, from 6:15 pm to 8: 30 pm. Doors open at 6 pm.

Pride Shabbat is a celebration of LGBTQ Jews, with their friends, families and allies. There will be special guest speakers during this Klezmer Kabbalat Shabbat. After the service, all are invited to attend a free, Va'ad-approved kosher Shabbat dinner.

Posted on November 27, 2013 12:04 PM

Join Kolenu on Monday, December 2, beginning 7 pm, for Light the Night, our fifth annual GLBTQ Hanukkah celebration! Enjoy tasty latkes, colorful dreidels, music and a beautiful candle lighting symbolizing both the miracle of Hanukkah and the idea that great leadership and community action will prevail against oppression.

Light the Night is taking place at the Calamus Auditorium at Gay City, 517 E. Pike St., Seattle.

Posted on June 20, 2013 9:59 AM

Pride Shabbat will take place Friday, June 28, at Hillel at the University of Washington, 4745 17th Ave. NE, Seattle. Doors open at 6 pm and Shabbat service begins at 6:30 pm.

Pride Shabbat, taking place during Pride Month, is a celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Jeews, along with their friends, allies and families. It's a come-as-you-are event, where you can hear personal stories from individuals in Seattle's Jewish LGBTQ community. There will be a post-service oneg.