Love is one of the most essential elements of the human experience, and we’re all seeking it in different parts of our lives and at different times. In honor of Tu B’Av, the Jewish holiday of love, join JQ’s Persian Pride Initiative and the Federation’s Y&S Nazarian Initiative for a casual happy hour exploring love for ourselves, our friends and family, our romantic partners, and our broader communities. Through poetry, meditation, and group reflection, we hope to spark some powerful thoughts together on uplifting love in all its forms.
Thursday, August 6
6:30 pm–7:45 pm PST
Invitations—not requirements—for those who join us:
• Pour your favorite drink, be that tea or a martini, to enjoy as we chat
• Wear traditional Tu B’Av white to bring in the energy of the holiday
• Bring a pen and paper for some reflecting we’ll do solo and in small groups
This experience is intended for young adults in their twenties and thirties of all cultural backgrounds, and it’s designed to build community virtually—please join us with your camera on! The event has limited capacity, and registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Hope to have you with us!
The Nazarian Initiative honors and celebrates Iranian heritage and culture through inclusive experiences and personal connections for young adults.
JQ’s Persian Pride Programming is one of the only initiatives in the world specifically designed for LGBTQ+ Persian Jews and the Persian community at large. Our Persian Pride programming affects communal growth and cultivates identity, camaraderie, and support all through a culturally-sensitive lens. The one-of-a-kind JQ Persian Pride fellowship is a cohort-based experience, providing fellows with advocacy training, activist resources, and tangible tools customized to help them move equality forward, addressing the unique needs of the Persian community.