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

Big Queer Jewish Happy Hour
Jun 1 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Get ready to celebrate Pride month with other LGBTQ Jews (and our friends) at Pitchers DC in Adams Morgan for mingling and drink specials.  Join GLOE – GLBTQ Outreach & Engagement at the Edlavitch DCJCC, Bet Mishpachah, Nice Jewish Boys DC, and Nice Jewish Girls on June 1 for this traditional annual gathering of the local LGBTQ Jewish community.


No tickets required, but RSVP today!

Pride Shabbat
Jun 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Pride Shabbat with Bet Mishpachah and GLOE

Friday, June 10
6:30 PM – Happy Hour – 2nd floor 16th street lobby concessions and outside on 16th Street Steps
8:00 PM – Service – 1st floor Kay Community Hall
9:00 PM – Oneg -1st floor Kay Community Hall

Join GLOE, Bet Mishpachach, Nice Jewish Boys and Nice Jewish Girls on Friday, June 11 for happy hour, Shabbat services, and a oneg where we will celebrate Pride. Bet Mishpachah’s Rabbi, Jake Singer-Beilin, will be co-leading along with Robyn Helzner, a wonderfully tallented musician and singer. This will be a wonderful night of coming together as a community to reflect and celebrate together!

Vaccine cards or photo of card or negative COVID PCR test taken within 48 hours of the event will be check at the door.


Mishpacha Meet-Up: A Pre-Pride Parade LGBTQ Family Gathering
Jun 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

GLOE – The Kurlander Program for LGBTQ Outreach & Engagement at the Edlavitch DCJCC is proudly partnering with Adas Israel Congregation and PJ Library of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington to host a family-friendly gathering of the Jewish community – and our friends/allies – in the EDCJCC before marching as one at the Capital Pride Parade.

Beat the heat and join us for a short Shabbat program featuring Jewish reflections in support of LGBTQ inclusion, and enjoy snacks and fun activities for kids in addition to making signs we’ll carry in the parade! Afterwards, we’ll head over to our meet-up spot to queue for the parade together.

DC Capital Pride Parade 2022
Jun 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

March with GLOE at the Capital Pride Parade

Saturday, June 11, 4:00 PM
Color section/line-up details to be shared soon!

The Jewish community marches together at the Annual Capital Pride Parade! Let’s represent the love, equality, and inclusion that the Jewish community stands for, to all of DC.

DC Capital Pride Festival 2022
Jun 12 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Pride Festival

Pride weekend wraps up at the Capital Pride Festival. Be sure to stop by the GLOE booth for fun swag and all the news on upcoming events for the Jewish LGBTQ community.