Pride Parade and Capital Pride Festival

Parade – Saturday, June 8 with the Religious Action CenterKulanu
Festival – Sunday, June 9

Parade: Temple Emanuel has accepted an invitation from the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism to co-sponsor the RAC contingent at the Pride Parade, to be held downtown on Saturday, June 8. People will meet at the Religious Action Center building (2027 Massachusetts Avenue NW) at 3:30 PM, and then join the Parade at 4:30 PM. Temple members are welcome to participate under the RAC banner.

Festival: On Sunday, June 9, the Kulanu Committee will represent the Temple with a table at the Capital Pride Festival on Pennsylvania Avenue in downtown D.C.  The Festival is always a wonderful experience for Temple members, and provides excellent outreach to the LGBTQ+ community.  We will be setting up around 10 AM; the Festival begins at noon. To help out, please go to this Sign-Up Genius link:

Kulanu initially was formed to advocate for the inclusion of LGBTQ+ Jews, same-sex couples, and families with same-sex parents.  Over time, the mission has expanded to encompass the full range of diversity in our Temple community.

Those interested in helping with our Shabbat Service on June 7 and/or the June 9 Festival should contact Kulanu Committee Co-Chairs Bobbi and David Fishback at 301-924-1791 or or incoming Chair Nancy Cook at or 240-447-9824. For more information on the Pride Parade, please contact Nancy Cook.