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

Sep
30
Thu
Kiss Me Kosher
Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Sparks fly when two families from wildly different cultural backgrounds collide to plan a same-sex wedding in this fun-filled screwball romantic comedy.

After a string of brief relationships, Shira has finally found real love and gets engaged to Maria, a German who has uprooted her life with a move to Tel Aviv. The two families awkwardly try to overcome their cultural and religious differences, with the exception of Shira’s headstrong and fiercely independent grandmother, Berta, who strongly disapproves of any marriage between Germans and Jews.

Berta will go to any length to break-up the happy couple, until her own love life gets complicated after she secretly starts seeing a Palestinian man. As Shira’s younger brother eagerly documents the family chaos for a school video project, Shira and Maria discover the road to happiness is filled with unexpected, but hilarious complications.

Co-Sponsored by the Goethe-Institut, Washington DC

Nov
17
Wed
Adoption: Starting the Process (VIRTUAL)
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please 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