JF&CS plans event on LGBT inclusion in St. Louis Jewish community

Jewish organizations and congregations took part in the St. Louis PrideFest parade on Sunday in downtown St. Louis. Volunteers also manned a St. Louis Jewish Communities booth during PrideFest, the annual event celebrating the city’s LGBT community. Photos by Philip Deitch

In honor of Pride Month, Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS) is pushing the St. Louis Jewish community to rethink how it engages on LGBTQ issues. At its program “Supporting the LGBTQ Jewish Community,” the JF&CS Mental Health Care Manager will provide a basic framework for supporting LGBTQ individuals with practical ways to make Jewish communities more inclusive, no matter which branch of Judaism you ascribe to.

The program will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 26th at the JF&CS offices, 10950 Schuetz Rd. JF&CS Mental Health Care Manager Michael Faccini will be available after the program for those seeking resources and support. “Supporting the LGBTQ Jewish Community” is open to the community. For more information on the program or to RSVP, contact Faccini at [email protected] or 314-812-9307.