On Thursday, June 9 at 7:00 pm, Temple will host an online screening of Make Me a King, followed by a conversation with its creators.
Make Me A King is a short film which follows the story of Ari. After being shunned by her conservative parents, Ari pursues their dream of being a Jewish Drag King and honouring Pepi Littman as they perform. The film has already won the Best Short Script of the prestigious Pears Foundation Competition 2021. Directed by award-winning Sofia Olins, it has gained the support of important LGBTQI+ communities, venues and global brands as Benefit Cosmetics, official
partner. The project premiered in London on the 7th of November at UK Jewish Film Festival at Phoenix Cinema in London.
Then, on Friday, June 10 at 7:45 pm, we will celebrate Pride Shabbat both in-person and online, featuring voices of Jewish queer youth from our three Reform synagogues in Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto. Click here to join us online.
Temple has a long tradition, not only of including but embracing LGBTQIA+ Jews along with friends, family, and allies.
Together, we go from strength to strength.