The Kurlander Program for GLBTQ Outreach & Engagement connecting LGBTQIA Jews at the Edlavitch DCJCC.

GLOE, the first and only full-time LGBTQIA 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 LGBTQIA youth and LGBTQIA-parented families, providing opportunities all year long to create community through GLOE Youth & Family.

Whether your Jewish identity involves creating new LGBTQIA rituals, or if it starts and ends with a bagel at brunch, you’ll fit right in at GLOE.

Pride 2024

We can’t wait to celebrate Pride this summer with our entire LGBTQIA Jewish community! Scroll down to see everything GLOE has coming up, or click here for additional community events.

Upcoming Events


Pride Happy Hour with GLOE and Partners

Date : Thursday, June 20, 2024

Time : 6:00 PM

Location : Shakers DC

Community Pride events



Young Professionals (21-45)

EntryPointDC helps Jewish adults in their 20s, 30s, and early 40s in the DC metro area build and maintain a Jewish (…)

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Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility

All Ages

Hands-on volunteer opportunities and educational opportunities about systemic inequality in our communities.


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