Safety Through Solidarity: Queer Jewish Experience in the South with Sim Kern

Join SOJOURN for a discussion with author Sim Kern (they/them)! Sim is a Gulf Coast author and environmental journalist writing about climate change, queer identity, and social justice. Their debut horror novella, Depart, Depart!, which tackles issues of queerness, Judaism, and community in the South, was selected for the Honor List for the 2020 Otherwise Award.

The discussion will be moderated by McKenzie Wren (she/her), SOJOURN's Program Manager! An almost native-Atlantan, McKenzie has been living and working at the intersections of queerness, Judaism and the South for years.

This event will take place on February 19, 2023, both in-person in Montrose, Houston and streamed virtually. We'll release exact location details to those who are registered to attend in person, and virtual streaming details to those who are registered to attend virtually.


Purim in the Park: Atlanta, Sunday, February 26, 3 PM ET

SOJOURN is excited to be a part of Purim in the Park in Atlanta, hosted with 18Doors! Join us for a fabulous celebration of Purim in North Decatur. There will be awesome activities and performances for all ages followed by a parade around the park. In line with Purim celebrations, costumes are heavily encouraged! Exact location shared upon registration. Register here:


water drop
Drawing from the Well

We invite you to join SOJOURN's weekly virtual meetup for LGBTQ+ Jews and allies to either community for community and connection during our Covid quarantines.
During our time together, we will bring resources from Torah Queeries, mussar, and offer space for connection and conversation.
Fridays, 12 pm-1 pm Weekly
Zoom Meeting