Buffalo Grove Pride Parade


June 2, 2024    
10:30 am

Event Type

Beloved Members of Congregation Beth Judea-

As CBJ has sponsored and participated in the Buffalo Grove Pride Parade without hesitation in the past, leadership has recognized the need for heightened scrutiny this year. Please know that after having exercised significant due-diligence and influence, CBJ will be sponsoring and participating once again in 2024.

The event’s SOLE purpose and messaging is to highlight, celebrate and normalize the LGBTQ+ community in the northwest suburbs of Chicago in a family-friendly way. As such, we will proudly carry a Congregation Beth Judea sign with our logo while wearing CBJ pride shirts that will be provided to you. In collaboration with the Pinta organization and other parade participants, the collective decision was made that items such as flags and signs with messaging of nationalistic or political allegiance are to be left at home.

We will continue to be especially vigilant in our safety protocol assessment ongoing and will remain open to amending our plan should it be deemed appropriate. Thank you for continuing to support the concept of inclusion as a core value of CBJ.

Shabbat Shalom,
Adam Barshefsky, President
Rabbi Zimbalist




1.Staging is at 10:30 a.m. (LaSalle and Buffalo Grove Road. Step off is at 11 a.m.) Parade about 1 mile and ends at Buffalo Grove Fitness Center. Come dressed to show your pride!


2.Please remember that the BG Pride Parade is a family friendly event and make sure that folks are dressed accordingly. Keep messages positive.


3.Sadly, the village will not allow dogs unless they are service dogs. Please leave pride pups at home.

  • 5304 RFD (Route 83 & Hilltop Road), Long Grove, IL 60047
  • 847-634-0777
  • info@bethjudea.org