San Francisco

LGBTQ Connections Kick Off

Sun, Nov 14, 2021
10:30 am - 11:30 am (PT)
Online Via Zoom
Family Fun Day

Are you interested in connecting with other LGBTQ+ families with little ones?

Join us for a Bay Area wide Zoom get together to share general parenting experiences and issues unique to the LGBTQ+ community. Rabbi Mychal Copeland from Congregation Sha’ar Zahav in San Francisco and Randi Reed from Keshet will be facilitating this experience.

This kickoff event will be followed by smaller in-person groups organized by location, so you can tap into the wider Bay Area experience while also developing closer relationships with other LGBTQ+ families closer to home.

We will be offering a mix of Bay Area Zoom meetings and local in-person get togethers throughout the year. Please register now if you’re interested, even if you cannot attend the first event. We will make sure to include you in a local group and keep you informed about future LGBTQ+ events.


Michelle Nobriga, Director for Adoption Connection will give an introduction to the adoptions process. Carol Booth, Director of Jewish Baby Network will share special concerns and meaningful approaches for raising an adopted child. Curtis Sechrist, PJ Library Parent Connector and Honeymoon Israel East Bay Director of Community Engagement will share his own experiences with creating a family through adoption. Adoption Connection and Jewish Baby Network are programs of Jewish Family and Children’s Services.

You will then have the opportunity to explore one of these issues more in depth. All participants will receive additional contacts and resources to support them in this process. We will also briefly touch on surrogacy/gestational carriers.


We welcome everyone, including unaffiliated, single and multi-parent, multi-faith, multi abled, and LGBTQ families.
Cosponsored by Congregations Beth Am, Beth Jacob, Kol Emeth, Or Shalom, Sherith Israel, and the PJCC.
Major Funding provided by The Koret Foundation, Rodan Family Foundation, Natan Giving Circle, Leslie Family Foundation and the Jeff Astor Foundation.
Jewish Baby Network is a program of Jewish Family and Children’s Services’ Center for Children and Youth.