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

Oh Gaydel Gaydel Gaydel Chanukah Happy Hour
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Oh Gaydel Gaydel Gaydel Chanukah Happy Hour
Thursday, December 2 – 6:00-9:00 PM
Pitchers (2317 18th St NW)

Light up the night when you celebrate Chanukah with other LGBTQ Jews (and our friends) at Pitchers DC in Adams Morgan for mingling, drink specials, and candle lighting.

Join GLOE – GLBTQ Outreach & Engagement at the Edlavitch DCJCC, Bet Mishpachah, Nice Jewish Boys DC, and Nice Jewish Girls on Thursday, December 2, for this traditional annual gathering of the local LGBTQ Jewish community.

Vaccination is required to enter the bar and vaccination card/photo of card and ID will be checked.