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.

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Upcoming Events

2023 Pride Night OUT at Nationals Game
Jun 6 all-day

The 2023 Pride Night OUT at the Nationals game is Tuesday, June 6, a 7:05 PM game vs. Arizona. Tickets in our block are $25 and will be located in the scoreboard pavilion. Each ticket includes this year’s Night OUT tshirt, plus the first 20,000 fans to enter the gates receive our exclusive Screech Pride bobblehead!

Please complete this form to purchase tickets to the Night OUT at the Nationals game on Tuesday, June 6:

When sending the Venmo payment, you might be asked to provide Jenn’s last 4 digits of their phone number. This is an optional step, so please go ahead and skip this.

Please submit this form before April 28, 2023 to guarantee seating within our group.

Select “GLOE” as the affinity group to be seated with other members of our community. 

Questions?  Email (they/them/theirs)

Big Queer Jewish Happy Hour
Jun 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 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, Nice Jewish Girls, and Sixth & I and more partners announced soon June 8 for this traditional annual gathering of the local LGBTQ Jewish community.


No tickets required, but RSVP today!

Pride Shabbat: Happy Hour, Drag Performance, Service, Oneg
Jun 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Pride Shabbat with Bet Mishpachah and GLOE

Friday, June 9
6:30 PM – Happy Hour & Drag Peformance – Lower Level Cafritz Hall
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 9 for happy hour and a drag performance, 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


DC Capital Pride Parade 2023
Jun 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


March with GLOE at the Capital Pride Parade

Saturday, June 10, 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.