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.
The continuity of the GLOE program is made possible by the generous contributions of our community members. Their donations to GLOE ensure that we can continue to create events and opportunities to come together in celebration of our Jewish and LGBTQ identities. As we prepare to march together at Capital Pride, we ask you to join us in supporting LGBTQ community engagement by considering a contribution today.
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