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BT Outreach & Engagement

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Tue, April 29 - DCJCC Spring Showcase
honoring Stuart S. Kurlander


Sun, May 4 - A Family Guide to Jewish Same-Sex Weddings
with Keshet Parent & Family Connection


Wed, May 28 - Jewish Pride Happy Hour



Fri, June 6 - Erev Pride Shabbat
part of the Washington Jewish Music Festival: Shabbat in Song

Sat, June 7 - The Jewish Community Marches Together! in the Capital Pride Parade

Sun, June 8 - Visit GLOE at the Capital Pride Festival

Tues, June 10 - Big Broadway Sing Along!
part of the Washington Jewish Music Festival

Tues, June 17 - GLOE @ Night OUT at the Nationals


Featuring Broadway Star, Kate Baldwin
honoring GLOE founder, Stuart S. Kurlander

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
National Geographic (1145 17th St NW)

It's an evening to celebrate the Washington DCJCC's contributions to the community - especially that of GLOE's visionary founder, Stuart S. Kurlander, receiving the Lee G. Rubenstein Outstanding Leadership Award!

Featuring Broadway star, Kate Baldwin, the success of this event, the J's largest of the year, provides the essential funds to support all of the meaningful programs and services of the Washington DCJCC - including GLOE.

For more information, contact the DCJCC's Development office at 202-777-3262 or


A Family Guide to
Jewish Same-Sex Weddings

Sunday, May 4, 2014 | 10:30 am
Location: Kol Shalom (9110 Darnestown Rd, Rockville)

Parents and family of LGBT Jews can be very excited and supportive of their child’s engagement… but not so sure about what that means for the Jewish traditions and rituals involved in the day.

GLOE and Keshet Parent & Family Connection are bringing together a fantastic panel of LGBT Jewish couples - including GLOE's own Josh Siegel and Seth Schermer! - along with parents and rabbis for a conversation full of their experiences, ideas, and tips.

While many family members may have put on or participated in Jewish weddings before, there are a lot of variables that can pop up with Jewish LGBT couples – either with planning the ceremony, concerning comments from more conservative wedding guests, and inclusive practices to create a love-filled atmosphere. All are welcome.





Wednesday, May 28
Jewish Pride Happy Hour

Friday, June 6
Erev Pride Shabbat

part of the Washington Jewish Music Festival's Shabbat in Song

Saturday, June 7
The Jewish Community Marches Together!
Capital Pride Parade

Sunday, June 8
Visit GLOE at the Capital Pride Festival

GLOE @ MusicFest

Big Broadway Sing-Along!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
DCJCC (16th & Q Streets, NW)
Tickets: $20, $15 Discounted

Back by popular demand! Sing along to your favorite show tunes from Jewish Broadway (aka Broadway)—from Rodgers & Hammerstein and the Gershwins, to Kander & Ebb, Schwartz, Sondheim and more.

An all-new team of professional performers will lead the singing at our baby grand. Plus, we’ll provide the lyrics, so you can just “Sing out, Louise!"

Part of the Washington Jewish Music Festival. See the full WJMF lineup at!

GLOE is proud to be an All-Star Partner of

Night OUT at the Nationals

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

5:00 pm - Pre-Game Party at Nats Park
6:15 pm
- National Anthem
7:05 pm - First Pitch/Start of Game

Discounted Night OUT Price: $16 - Scoreboard Pavillion Seating

Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack (and falafel and schwarma from the kosher restaurant cart)! Join GLOE and Team DC for the 10th Annual Night OUT tradition- the largest LGBT Night in professional sports! This year, we're expecting over 4,000 Night OUT folks to pack the park, including our big group of LGBTQ Jews and our friends.

Cheer on your Washington Nationals as they take on the Houston Astros at Nationals Stadium. Watch for our name on the Jumbotron, and enjoy all the new faces who come to socialize. Proceeds from every ticket sold go directly to Team DC’s Student-Athlete Scholarships. 

Pre-Game Party and Drinks Special: Every ticket gets you access to the pre-game party located at the Miller Lite Scoreboard Walk in Nats Park complete with drink specials and a live DJ from 5pm until the first pitch of the game.



BET MISHPACHAH: Yom Hashoah/Holocaust Memorial Day Service
Friday, April 25
Join Bet Mish to observe Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Memorial Day. Shabbat service leaders are Eileen Greenberg and Al Munzer, with special guest speaker, Ted Phillips, of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM).
Phillips, Director of the Division of Exhibitions at the USHMM will speak on "The Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945." Ted was the curator of the special travelling exhibition by the same name that has now been shown in 48 venues in 26 states. MORE INFO at


JCC: LGBTQ Community Trip to Israel, over Tel Aviv Pride
June 8-20, 2014
Registration is OPEN!
Tel Aviv is known as the gay capital of the Middle East, and for the first time, you can join your JCC friends to visit Israel in June 2014 through a LGBTQ JCC Association Boarding Pass trip. Visit classic tourist sites such as Jerusalem, Masada and the Dead Sea, and the Galilee, the group will also meet with founders of a religious gay group in Jerusalem and dine with the people who established Cafe Albi, a self-declared home for the LGBTQ community of Tel Aviv. Plus much more, including Tel Aviv Pride! Open to all! Presented by JCC Association Boarding Pass, with the JCC of Austin  Find out more: easy registration and INFO.

HEBRO: The Israel Trip, featuring Tel Aviv Pride - FULL: WAITLIST ONLY
June 6-15, 2014
Hebro journeys to Israel for 10 days, highlighting Tel Aviv Pride. Including Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Galilee, Golan, Tel Aviv, Pride. A trip for Hebros and those who love us. Sponsored by A Wider Bridge. MORE INFO at or on Facebook.

Summer, 2014
Registration NOW OPEN
This summer, URJ Kesher and Taglit-Birthright Israel are offering a special trip designed for LGBTQ participants and their friends (both 18-22 and 22-26). Like all URJ Kesher experiences, this is a 10-day trip and entirely free. Unlike other trips, the LGBTQ program is an inspirational journey where participants explore Israel from a progressive Jewish perspective and within a welcoming environment. Celebrate an egalitarian Shabbat, trace the story of our People, and grapple with (your) collective search for meaning and connection. Registration occurs on February 19th. Learn more and sign up for updates now at

KULANU TORONTO: Gay Pride 2014 Tour to Israel
June 5-16, 2014
Gay Tel Aviv - The city that never sleeps! Travel to Israel for a jam-packed week of parties, marches and all around pride celebrations. This specialized tour package departs Toronto on June 5th, 2014 for 12 days and 10 nights and is only available for a limted time. Info and itinerary: or online.


ROCKVILLE OPEN HOUSE - LGBTQ Teen Safe Space Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, May 7 | 7:00-9:00 pm
Monthly Meeting (usually 1st Wednesday each month, 7:00-9:00 pm)
Rockville Open House (ROH) is a supervised, safe gathering space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender,  queer, questioning,or intersex (LGBTQQI) teens, and their friends and allies, between the ages of 13-18 years old. ROH will be meeting on the 1st Wednesdays of the month from 7-9pm (except September, January and June) in the JCCGW teen lounge, at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington: Youth Lounge - 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD. For more information, please visit us at or

MAUTNER PROJECT - In-Person Support Groups
Mautner offers in-person support groups for lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals in the DC metro area. Mautner Project is committed to improving the health of women who partner with women including lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals, through direct and support service, education and advocacy. If you are interested in any of the Washington, DC-based running groups or would like information on support groups available in your area, please feel free to contact us by calling 202.332.5536, or by sending us an email: The group is free, but RSVP is required for your first session. 

Various days
The Peer Support Program of Whitman-Walker Health promotes the mental health of the gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgender community, people living HIV/AIDS and their loved ones through a variety of peer-based services. Support groups and individual peer counseling are free, but donations are accepted. If you are interested in individual peer counseling, a support group for LGBT and HIV/AIDS-related concerns, or simply getting more information, contact 202-797-3580 or

Director: Halley Cohen
(202) 777-3253

Founder and Past Chair:
Stuart S. Kurlander

GLOE Steering Committee
Amy Cotton, Alex Greenbaum and Joshua Siegel
Members: Marnie Abramson, Yoni Bock, Shane Cusumano, Margot Friedman, Mindy Gasthalter, Denise Gold, Michael Plostock, Michael Singer

GLOE Program Committee
Joanna Blotner, Marlene Cohen, Jonathan Gilad, Sharon Greenbaum, Kelly Horton, Cassie Maxwell, Gary Morin, Alissa Perman, Ken Troshinsky

Advisory Board
Dana Beyer, Sammy Dweck, Shira Frank, Erica Gloger, Billy Kreisberg, Bob Tracy

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Washington, DC 20036