GLOE – The Kurlander Program for GLBTQ Outreach & Engagement

Connecting LGBTQ Jews at the Edlavitch DCJCC

GLOE, the first and only full-time LGBTQ engagement program at any Jewish Community Center in the world, serves DC’s queer Jewish community (and our friends/allies) through an array of unique and meaningful programs in the areas of arts and culture, community service, holidays and spirituality, social justice, and of course, social events.

GLOE also hosts events specifically geared towards LGBTQ youth and LGBTQ-parented families, providing opportunities all year long to create community through GLOE Youth & Family.

Whether your Jewish identity involves creating new LGBTQ rituals, or if it starts and ends with a bagel at brunch, you’ll fit right in at GLOE.

Upcoming Events

Fall Shabbat Clusters 1st Round Rolling Registration Deadline
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Shabbat_Clusters_2.jpgWhat are Shabbat Clusters?
Shabbat Clusters are curated small groups of young adults ages 21-45 that come together to celebrate Shabbat monthly. Groups are formed based on neighborhood and age and sometimes interests (such as LGBTQ, outdoors, arts, etc.)  and observance levels. Groups are for everyone – singles or couples.

Fall season is once a month from September-March. You do not need to attend all Shabbat gatherings to participate in the program and you can request to be placed in a group with friends or significant others.

Learn more on our ticket page!

1st Round Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 8th (rolling admission until all groups are full after this date)
Optional Kick-Off Happy Hour: Thursday, September 22

Adoption: Starting the Process (VIRTUAL)
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wednesday, November 9, 7:00 PM

Before Baby programsPlease join us for a virtual discussion about various paths to adopting a child.  Hear from an adoption lawyer, from representatives from an adoption agency and from the foster care system, and from parents who have built families through domestic, international, private, agency, and public routes.

LGBTQ and straight, couples and singles, Jewish and non-Jewish, people of all colors — are all warmly welcomed.  Come with questions!

Co-presented by GLOE – the Kurlander Program for GLBTQ Outreach and Engagement