Jewish groups to participate in 2014 St. Louis Pride Fest

St. Louis Jewish organizations and congregations, under the umbrella of the St. Louis Jewish Communities organization, are gearing up for the annual St. Louis Pride Fest, which takes place Saturday and Sunday, June 28 and 29,  at Soldier’s Memorial in downtown St. Louis. 

The festival and parade are part of June’s Pride Month celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. 

More than 150 representatives of Jewish congregations and organizations took part in Pride Fest last year. Volunteers are sought for participation in the St. Louis Pride Parade on Sunday, June 29 (the group meets at 10 a.m. at Kiener Plaza and the parade starts at 11), as well as to staff the St. Louis Jewish Communities booth during the festival.  

Parade participants are encouraged to wear blue, and organizers suggest parking near Soldiers Memorial, where the parade will end, or taking MetroLink to the Busch Stadium stop. Shuttle buses will also be available. Volunteers staffing the booth are asked to take a two-hour shift between noon and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Sign up online at volunteerspot.com/login/entry/45875359000.

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For more information, contact Jennifer Bernstein, director of advocacy and communications at Central Reform Congregation, at 314-361-1564, ext. 117 or [email protected] 

For more information on the festival, visit pridestl.org/festival.