GLOE

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.

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Upcoming Events

Jan
27
Mon
A Glamorous New Year with GLOE: January Happy Hour
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A GLAMOROUS NEW YEAR WITH GLOE: JANUARY HAPPY HOUR!

Monday January 27, 2020
Edlavitch DCJCC (entrance on Q Street, NW)
1529 Sixteenth Street, NW 

Join us in the Historic 16th Street Lobby for our first happy hour of 2020!  We’ll have an open bar and light snacks for all to enjoy.  Come visit our newly remodeled Edlavitch DCJCC and meet our new GLOE Director Matt Adler.  We can’t wait to see you there!

Tickets: $15/person in advance, $20 at the door*

*Participating should never be cost-prohibitive. If the cost of any program prevents you from registering, please contact Matt Adler.

May
20
Wed
Pathways to Parenthood
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 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.

After the panel, there will be time for informal connecting and community building.

LGBTQ and straight, couples and single parents, Jewish and non-Jewish — are all warmly welcomed.  Come prepared to ask questions — and plug in for support.

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