A place where nobody dared to go, The love that we came to know, They call it Xanadu!

Dance the night away while raising funds to celebrate our LGBTQ+ Community!

Purim Off Ponce is the signature fundraiser for SOJOURN designed to raise critical funds used to empower communities to advance and celebrate gender and sexual diversity across the South.

For more information and additional sponsor opportunities, please contact: [email protected] or call/text 305.985.1576

PRINT DEADLINE FOR INCLUSION: January 23, 2023 9 a.m 

*You may mail checks to SOJOURN attention: POP, 1530 DeKalb Avenue, Suite A, Atlanta, GA. 30307

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We're so excited to announce the emcee for Purim Off Ponce 2023: the one and only LEAH FORSTER!
Leah Forster is a hilarious comedian who has left audiences around the country in stitches with her variety of side-splitting accents and characters. Considered a trailblazer in the Hasidic community, she toured the globe performing stand-up for female-only audiences before coming out in 2014. Now, she performs her uniquely Jewish comedy at Comedy Cellar, Broadway Comedy Club, Stand up New York, and more.
We are thrilled to announce that Purim Off Ponce 2023 will feature music from the Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus!
Founded in 1981, the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus (AGMC) was the first LGBT chorus in the South and only the fifth in the world. It was history-making then, and it still is today. With several shows throughout the year, the Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus presents compelling music that soothes and enlivens the spirit.

Kick off the fun by getting to know the music of Xanadu!

We're excited to honor SOJOURN's own Rebecca Stapel-Wax with this year's Michael Jay Kinsler Rainmaker Award, in recognition of her 18 years of dedication & service to gender and sexually diverse communities.

Rebecca is a phenomenal thought leader, advocate, and educator. Atlanta’s Jewish and LGBTQ+ communities have been lucky to benefit from her wisdom and warmth over the past 18 years. As 18 is the numerical value of חי (chai), the Hebrew word for life, we couldn’t think of a better time to honor Rebecca and all of the chai/life she has facilitated in Atlanta and the South for nearly two decades.

About the Michael Jay Kinsler Rainmaker Award

In 2014, the Rainmaker Award was renamed in honor of Michael Jay Kinsler. Michael was an active member of Congregation Bet Haverim and the Atlanta LGBT community and dedicated much of his life to ensuring that gay and lesbian Jews had a place to worship where they could find solace and pride. We hope to honor Michael's legacy of inclusion and action for many years to come.

Past SOJOURN Rainmaker Award Recipients

  • 2007 - Leslie Levy, Rhoda Margolis, and Barbara Katz
  • 2008 - Leanne Rubenstein
  • 2009 - Gus Kaufman
  • 2010 - Rabbi Joshua Lesser
  • 2011 - Charlie Chasen and Beverly Korfin
  • 2012 - Owen Halpern
  • 2013 - Sylvia Gross
  • 2014 - Rabbi Loren Filson Lapidus and Rabbi Bradley Levenberg
  • 2015 - Dan Bloom & Barry Golivesky
  • 2016 - Jeff Graham
  • 2017 - Rabbi Pamela Gottfried & Rabbi Michael Bernstein
  • 2018 - Judy Marx & Billy Planer
  • 2019 - Bex Taylor-Klaus
  • 2020 - Kenny Blank & Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
  • 2021: 20 Under 21

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