Virtual National Rainbow Seder
Mar 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Join GLOE and Rabbi Jake Singer-Beilin of Bet Mishpachah for this 13th annual event to celebrate Passover through an LGBTQ lens.

Now in its thirteenth year, the National Rainbow Seder is one of the nation’s largest and longest-running Passover Seders for the queer Jewish community and its allies. It is presented by GLOE – GLBTQ Outreach & Engagement at the Edlavitch DCJCC and co-sponsored by Human Rights Campaign’s Religion & Faith program, Embassy of Israel, and Bet Mishpachah Congregation.

This year’s Seder will be virtual and our theme is Renewal & Resilience: A Journey Toward Liberation. Our program will feature reflections from guest speakers, an opportunity to discuss thought provoking topics in small curated, breakout rooms,  and a specially-commissioned Haggadah (the Jewish text containing the Passover story) retelling the traditional tale of Jewish triumphs of resistance alongside the hard-fought progress made by the LGBTQ equality movement over the past decade since the National Rainbow Seder’s inception.

Learn more on our ticket page – register by March 7th to receive a hard copy of our Haggadah!

VIRTUAL: Pathways to Parenthood
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thinking about growing your family or looking for support after struggling to conceive?

Join us for an informal discussion about different paths to family building. Our panel will include a fetility doctor, representatives from an adoption agency and the DC foster care system, a lawyer who facilitates egg donor and gestational carrier agreements, and parents who have built families in a variety of ways. The program will consist of brief formal presentations from each of our panelists followed by lots of time in breakout rooms for more intimate conversations and questions.

LGBTQ and straight, couples and single parents, Jewish and non-Jewish — are all warmly welcomed.  Come prepared to ask questions, get support, and connect with other people on the path to parenthood.

Co-presented by the EDCJCC’s Parenting Center & GLOE – the EDCJCC’s Kurlander Program for GLBTQ Outreach and Engagement