join us for Capital Pride
Pick up on Saturday, June 11
Missed our Pride t-shirt pre-order last month? No worries! Purchase one of our new t-shirts today and pick it up at the EDCJCC on Saturday, June 11, just in time to wear at the Parade!
Wednesday, June 1, 5:30 PM || Pitchers
Join GLOE – GLBTQ Outreach & Engagement at the Edlavitch DCJCC, Nice Jewish Girls, Nice Jewish Boys DC, Bet Mishpachah, and Gayyim for this annual happy hour to kick off Capital Pride month!
Friday, June 10, 6:30 PM || EDCJCC
Join GLOE, Bet Mishpachach, Nice Jewish Boys, and Nice Jewish Girls for happy hour, Shabbat services, and an oneg where we will celebrate Pride. Rabbi Jake Singer-Beilin of Bet Mishpachah. Come together as a community to reflect and celebrate!
Saturday, June 11, 3:30 PM || Dupont Area
GLOE and Bet Mishpachah invite all individuals and Jewish groups to join our contingent of DC’s LGBTQ Jews and our friends, families, and allies. Expect singing, dancing, and maybe even a little skipping… Bring your own LGBTQ-Jewish-supportive signs, wear a GLOE t-shirt, or just show up and enjoy the fun!
Sunday, June 12, 11:00 AM || Gather DC Townhouse
Join GLOE and Capital Qvellers at the Gather townhouse before the Pride Festival for free bagels & schmoozing. Please BYOB.
Sunday, June 12, 12:00 PM || Pennsylvania Avenue
Join the Jewish LGBTQ+ community on America’s Mainstreet, historic Pennsylvania Avenue, for the return of the Capital Pride Festival. Visit our booth and enjoy a a full day of entertainment on three stages, food, drink, and advocacy with over 300 exhibitors. The Festival is the largest annual event in the national capital region and continues to be free to the public.
Tuesday June 14, 7:05 PM || Nationals Park
The 2022 Night OUT at the Nationals is on Tuesday, June 14 against the Atlanta Braves. As of Monday, May 23, sales are officially closed for our group – but you can still buy special event tickets directly from the Nationals.
Thursday, June 16, 6:30 PM || EDCJCC
Help us spread Pride cheer to the clients and staff of Casa Ruby, a homeless shelter serving LGBTQ and transgender youth. Join us in person to create care packages, or sign up to make and drop off baked goods or thank you cards to be included in these packages.
Meet other members of the GLOE community and enjoy a leisurely hike!
Date: Sunday, February 19
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Meet at the Cleveland Park Metro
Details: We will walk a couple blocks to the Melvin Hazen trail and do an hour and a half loop through the woods, with a pitstop through Pierce Mill. We’ll plan to head back and get brunch or coffee to warm up afterwards.
Please RSVP here for the hike.
Join GLOE and other LGBTQIA+ Jews at Theater J for our 2022-2023 Pride Nights, our thirs is the play Gloria: A Life! Whether you’re an NJB or NJG, a Qveller or Gayim, a Bet Mish, or synagogue LGBTQ affiliate group member, or new to the community, join other queer Jews for a fabulous night out at one of Theater J’s nationally-renowned productions and happy hour.
Individual tickets to just this show are below.
Limited number of tickets available! Tickets to this event must be purchased through this link in order to be seated with the group. Reserve by: November 4 at 5:00 PM, after that you can get box office tickets and say to sit with GLOE section
Happy Hour: 6:15 – 7:15 PM in the Q street lobby/library – your ticket includes 1 drink or snack from our concession stand. Bring your own dinner if you would like!
Show: Gloria: A Life – 7:30 PM at Edlavitch DCJCC (1529 16th St NW). Pick up your tickets at the Theater J box office will-call inside the EDCJCC
Tickets include 1 drink ticket for use at the Theater J concession stand, play ticket, and exclusive meet-and-greet with Theater J Managing Director David Olson.
About Gloria: A Life
Gloria: A Life is more than a play—it’s a celebration of human connection. Five decades after Gloria Steinem began raising her voice and championing the voices of others, her call for equality is as urgent as ever. In this exploration of the iconic feminist’s extraordinary legacy and the women who inspired her (including Dorothy Pitman Hughes, Flo Kennedy, Coretta Scott King, and Wilma Mankiller), the first act tells her story, and the second invites the audience to share their own. Gloria Steinem’s stirring and uplifting narrative is a necessary reminder of the importance of speaking up and speaking out. Directed by Holly Twyford (Becoming Dr. Ruth), Gloria: A Life honors one of the most inspiring women of our time.
As of September 1, 2022, The EDCJCC will no longer require visitors entering the building to show proof of vaccination. Theater J & JxJ will still be requiring masking in our theater spaces for theater, film and music events.
Join us for our wonderful Second Night Seder – the open, welcoming, pluralistic celebration of freedom you’ve come to expect from the EDCJCC.
Registration deadline, March 30th 8:00 AM
At the Seder, we find joy in intergenerational community, storytelling, and song. Join us to meet new friends, partake in joyous singing accompanied by a guitar, and have meaningful discussions with your friends, family, and neighbors.
Our Seder will feature a delicious kosher-for-Passover vegetarian meal. We’re serving DC rooftop-grown parsley, and 100% compostable plate ware with composting services generously provided by our sponsor CompostCab. Amanda Herring, Director of Jewish Life and Living, will guide you through the Seder accompanied by Ari Jacobson’s beautiful singing and guitar.
Whether this is your first Seder or your 100th, there’s a place at our Passover table for you!
Seder Menu for 2023 (subject to change)
- Gefilte Fish
- Butternut Squash soup
- Potato Kugel
- Stuffed Peppers
- Veggie Cutlets
- Spring Salad
- Seder Plate classics
- Desert assortment
Adult Ticket: $72.00
EntryPointDC/Young Adult: $54.00
Child (under 12): $36.00
Need assistance? We’re looking for volunteers to help set up and check folks in. We have limited volunteer pricing available. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amanda Herring is the Director of Jewish Life and Learning at the Edlavitch DCJCC. In 2018, Amanda received her Master’s in Experiential Education and Jewish Cultural Arts at GW, and completed the JOFEE Fellowship in Jewish, Outdoor, Food, Farming and Environmental Education. It was there that she combined her passions for Shabbat and sustainable food which together can nourish and heal communities and ecosystems. Amanda is also the CEO of Gold Herring, co-creater of the Jewish Planner and the Omer Self-Care Workbook, a dance instructor and pickler. Amanda lives in Northeast DC with her partner, Greg and their kids: Abraham, Simkha, and Mensch (the dog).
Song leader Ari Jacobson has been involved in music, Judaism, education, and various overlaps of the three for as long as he can remember. While studying music and theatre at UMass Amherst, he honed his song leading skills at URJ’s Eisner Camp in Great Barrington, MA. Since moving to the DMV two years ago, Ari has been happily providing music for the EDCJCC’s programs for all ages, from baby classes with the parenting center to pre-school music to various community events like this one. Also an actor and a singer/songwriter, Ari can be seen as Mikey Thomas in The Kennedy Center’s Shear Madness, and his original music can be found on his website www.arijacobson.com.
Do I have to be Jewish to attend? (Observant? Old? Young? Ashkenazi? Sephardic? etc.)
Nope. We welcome everyone who would like to join our community-wide seder and celebrate Passover’s lessons of freedom! In fact, every year, we have a beautiful mix of people. Some are Jewish, and some are not. All are welcome, and (if they choose) can easily participate in a variety of ways – singing, reading, discussing ideas, or just generally being among the community.
What if I don’t read Hebrew?
Not a problem. Most of the seder is in English, and most readings in Hebrew also appear with English transliteration.
What about dinner? Is it kosher?
There is a delicious catered Kosher-for-Passover dinner at the community-wide seder. This is a vegetarian meal – and of course we’ll have dessert! Please let us know about any allergies in your registration.
We’re happy to provide ASL or other interpretation upon advance notice. The Edlavitch DCJCC building is wheelchair/mobility device accessible. If you need other accommodations to allow you to fully participate in the Seder (or simply have questions), please let us know in advance and we’ll be happy to help.
Is there a dress code? What should I wear?
There is no official dress code. Most people dress as they would for a family Seder or holiday – dressed nicely, a little dressed up, but not overly formally. (For many people that could mean a button-down or sweater, a skirt/dress, a jacket, slacks, etc. Most people do not wear jeans.) Please wear what feels appropriate to you to celebrate the holiday.
Is it appropriate to bring kids?
Yes! This is not specifically a “kids” Seder, but our atmosphere is fun and festive! We welcome all who would like to participate.
Was your question not answered? Email Amanda so we can help!
About our sponsor:
Compost Cab is providing their composting services for this event along with discounts for new home composting customers who attend!
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 fertility doctor, representatives from an adoption agency and the DC foster care system, lawyers who facilitates egg donor and gestational carrier agreements, and parents who have built families in a variety of ways. The program will consist of brief formal presentations from each of our panelists followed by lots of time in breakout rooms for more intimate conversations and questions.
LGBTQ and straight, couples and single parents, Jewish and non-Jewish — are all warmly welcomed. Come prepared to ask questions, get support, and connect with other people on the path to parenthood.
Co-presented by the EDCJCC’s Parenting Center & GLOE – the EDCJCC’s Kurlander Program for GLBTQ Outreach and Engagement in partnership with the Jewish Fertility Foundation, Greater DC
Capital Pride Parade FAQs
There are strict number caps by the parade organizers, so we need know who is showing up in order to respect that policy and keep everyone safe.
The staging/line-up map is posted in June by Capital Pride, just days before the parade. When you register with us, you’ll get an email update when we find out our specific line-up spot.
We will find out about exact timing soon, but line-up is between 11:30 AM and 2:00 PM and the parade starts at 3:30 PM.
Sunscreen, comfortable shoes, water, and a positive attitude. If you’ve got a GLOE t-shirt, great! If you have other items that “read” Jewish or LGBTQ you’d like to wear, great! If you can, please wear a top that is a rainbow color – either our t-shirt or your own! (Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple.)
Yes! We welcome creative, supportive signs (as long as they aren’t vulgar or disrespectful).
Yes, all are welcome! Please register everyone who plans to attend so we can get an accurate head count.