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.

Support GLOE Today

Upcoming Events

Oct
28
Wed
EPDC Book Club & Author Talk: More Than Hummus: A Gay Jew Discovers Israel in Arabic
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
BookMore Than Just Hummus: A Gay Jew Discovers Israel in Arabic,” by Matt Adler (Note: this book is not available at the DC library, but the author is available to join our meeting! You can purchase the book here)
Date: Wednesday, October 28, 7pm

Join via Hangouts Meet: https://meet.google.com/pye-umvb-dvs

RSVP to mnewmark@gmail.com if you plan on joining!

Nov
18
Wed
Adoption: Starting the Process (VIRTUAL WORKSHOP)
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Co-presented by GLOE – the Kurlander Program for GLBTQ Outreach and Engagement
Please join us for an informal 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 gone through it successfully.  LGBTQ and straight, couples and singles, Jewish and non-Jewish, people of all colors — are all warmly welcomed.  Come with questions!