CANCELED: 13th Annual National Rainbow Seder

April 5, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Human Rights Campaign
1640 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
Matt Adler

Due to the fact that HRC will be closing its building on April 5th and due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we regret to inform you that this year’s in-person Seder has been cancelled. These are challenging times and this was a hard decision to make, but ultimately the safety and well-being of our community members comes first.

We are exploring alternate possibilities, including a virtual Seder or other remotely-led Passover programming and look forward to engaging with you and the broader community in a way that makes everyone feel welcome and more at ease.


Join GLOE and Rabbi Ahuva and song leader Rachel Wolman for this 13th annual event to celebrate Passover through an LGBTQ lens.

Now in its thirteenth year, the National Rainbow Seder is one of the nation’s largest and longest-running Passover seders for the queer Jewish community and its allies, co-presented by GLOE – GLBTQ Outreach & Engagement at the Edlavitch DCJCC and the Human Rights Campaign’s Religion & Faith program. Hosted inside the Equality Center ballroom at the HRC headquarters in Washington, DC, this year’s program will feature a full Passover seder complete with a specially-commissioned Haggadah (the Jewish text containing the Passover story) retelling the traditional tale of Jewish triumphs of resistance alongside the hard-fought progress made by the LGBTQ equality movement over the past decade since the National Rainbow Seder’s inception.

We’ll enjoy a special Passover meal as we read our own Haggadah and perform its festive rituals with the Jewish LGBTQ community and our friends.

4:30 – 5:00 PM | VIP/Mensch Reception
5:00 – 5:30 PM | Community Schmooze/Cocktail Hour
5:30 – 8:00 PM | Seder, with Dinner Program


Interested in helping with event setup? Please contact GLOE Program Manager Matt Adler to volunteer.