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-UPCOMING GLOE EVENTS-
Sunday, February 1 - Tu B'shBrunch
February 4-8 - Creating Change Conference - Denver, CO
Join GLOE as part of the national LGBTQ Jewish Movement working group
Saturday, February 21 - Film Screening: Casting Out
GLOE @ Film Fest - Collection of Queer Shorts
Wednesday, February 25 - Piano Bar Salute to Lionel Bart
GLOE @ Film Fest - Mr. Smith's in Georgetown
Thursday, February 26 - Film Screening: You Must Be Joking
GLOE @ Film Fest
Thursday, February 26 - Film Screening: Lionel Bart: Reviewing the Situation
GLOE @ Film Fest
Saturday, February 28 - Mischief: Purim Carnival (for Adults!)
Winter - Community Service Projects with Casa Ruby
Projects and dates announced soon!
Sunday, March 29 - National Rainbow Seder
with Rabbi Gil Steinlauf, Congregation Adas Israel
April - GLOE's Text Study Class (multiple weeks)
Wednesday, May 6 - Shag B'Omer: Queer Hair-Cutting Party
May - GLOE @ Washington Jewish Music Festival
May 15-17 - Nehirim East Retreat
Spiritual Retreat, proudly co-sponsored by GLOE
Saturday, May 23 - GLOE session @ After Dark: Shavuot Study Night
OTHER EVENTS IN THE COMMUNITY
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a Tu B'shvat Seder
Sunday, February 1, 2015 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
DCJCC (16th & Q)
TICKETS: $20 in advance | $30 door (if not sold out)
There's more to Tu B'Shvat than just trees! Join EntryPointDC and GLOE for our first Tu B'shBrunch!
Come relax, get cozy, and explore the other (restful! mystical!) meanings of this holiday over a casual, Sunday brunch seder.
Tickets Include: your brunch drinks (alcoholic and non), bagels (yes, the good ones) and other delicious goodies, and a Tu B'shBrunch Haggadah of reflections, meditations, and readings to take home with you.
(LEARN MORE & REGISTER)
In partnership with EntryPointDC
GLOE @ the Washington Jewish Film Festival!
Saturday, February 21 | 8:30 pm
Goethe Institut (814 Seventh Street NW)
(TRAILERS / MORE INFO / TICKETS)
(96min, Canada/Israel/Germany/USA, 2014)
A series of (mostly) queer short films that examine extremities, those that dare push beyond them, and the very nature of being an outsider. Some are cast out by birth or circumstance, others choose to cast out on their own. Here we celebrate those who break the mold, and challenge norms of all kinds – of religion, family, sexual orientation, dress code, and society’s expectations at large.
NOTE: We've been told that this one will definitely sell out, so make sure to get your tickets ASAP!
Co-presented by Sapling Pictures
GLOE recommends these other great LGBTQ nights
at the Washington Jewish Film Festival!
Piano Bar Salute to Lionel Bart
@ Mr. Smith's of Georgetown
Wednesday, February 25 | 9:00 pm
Mr. Smith's of Georgetown
3205 K Street, NW (Across from the Georgetown Waterfront Park)
FREE - No Cover Charge
(MORE FILM INFO)
Join us the night before the film screening for a sing-along, piano bar salute to Lionel Bart! We'll be at the one & only Mr. Smith's of Georgetown Piano Bar with superstar piano man Jon Adelson, who will be featuring some great hit songs from film and stage, from Lionel Bart, in a full evening of musical fun.
THE FILM, THE NEXT NIGHT:
The rise and fall of Lionel Bart–the songwriter behind Oliver! - a life called the “stuff of Greek tragedy, but with tighter trousers and catchier tunes.” (MORE INFO)
You Must Be Joking
Thursday, February 26 | 6:30 pm
DCJCC (16th & Q)
(TRAILER / MORE INFO / TICKETS)
Dir. Jake Wilson (91min, USA, 2014) Narrative | Mid-Atlantic Premiere
Barb is an aimless, confrontational 27-year-old paralegal in this edgy comedy of reinvention. Sas Goldberg gives a frenetic, biting performance as a listless woman inspired by her childhood best friend, a ballet dancer, to pick up her long-shelved passion for stand-up comedy.
After the Screening
Director Jake Wilson and actress and writer Sas Goldberg in conversation.
After the talk, stay for Laughs and Cocktails with J Date.
Lionel Bart: Reviewing the Situation
Thursday, February 26 | 8:30 pm
DCJCC (16th & Q)
(MORE INFO / TICKETS)
Dir. Mick Conefrey (60min, UK, 2014) Documentary | Mid-Atlantic Premiere
The rise and fall of Lionel Bart–the songwriter behind Oliver!, the most successful English musical of all time, told with wit and panache. This breezy documentary takes us from the colorful world of Bart’s childhood to the bohemian post-war scene of London’s Soho, the West End Stage, and his friendships with Noel Coward and Judy Garland. The trajectory of Bart’s life is the “stuff of Greek tragedy, but with tighter trousers and catchier tunes.”
The night before, head to Mr. Smith's in Georgetown for a fun Lionel Bart-inspired piano bar experience!
Co-presented by Opera On Tap Dc Metro and The Documentary Center at GWU
Mischief: Purim Carnival for Adults
Saturday, February 28, 2015 | 8:30 pm - midnight
DCJCC (16th & Q St NW)
Open Bar Tickets: $20 in advance | $30 at the door
(MORE INFO & TICKETS)
Two words: Bounce House.
Four words: Bounce House, without kids.
Do you love the drag-tastic fun of Purim, but think it’s no fair that only the kids get to play all the carnival games, win all the prizes, and run around in costumes? We do, too.
And then we added booze and music, and took out the creepy carnival clowns.
Party with hundreds of queer Jews (and our fab friends), let out your inner Queen (Esther) on the dance floor, and other naughty fun! Plus plenty of Purim treats to eat and OPEN BAR for those in costume!
(MORE INFO & TICKETS)
GLOE is proud to co-sponsor
Nehirim East Retreat
Concealed and Revealed: Honoring Our Depths and Claiming our Wholeness
Friday, May 15-Sunday, May 17, 2015
Pearlstone Retreat Center, Reisterstown, MD
(MORE INFO & REGISTRATION)
The GLOE community is thrilled to be a part of this great spiritual, Jewish LGBTQ retreat, here in our own backyard, with Nehirim!
Nehirim is a pluralistic, warm community of queer Jews and allies from a variety of backgrounds. We are all genders, all ages, all religious stripes, and proud to be Jewish. Our 11th East Retreat will be in a beautiful new location, a wonderful backdrop for provocative learning, joyful prayer, delicious food and great community with Retreat Directors Rabbi Julia Watts Belser and Nehirim Executive Director Rabbi Debra Kolodny.
This year’s teachers include Rabbi Laurie Green, Bet Mishpachah, Dr. Dana Beyer, Gender Rights, Maryland, Rabbi Joel Alter, JTS, Mycroft Masada Holmes, TransFaith, and Sabrina Sojourner, Teacher & Activist, and more. We can't wait to see YOU!
March 15: Earlybird discount deadline
May 1: Financial Aid application deadline
Presented by Nehirim; co-sponsored by Bet Mishpachah, GLOE, and the World Congress of GLBT Jews
IN THE COMMUNITY
BET MISHPACHAH: New Member and Rock 'N Scroll Erev Shabbat Services
Friday, February 6 | 8:00 pm (DCJCC)
Join us for this annual service where we recognize our new members from the previous year. This will also be a musical Rock 'N Scroll service featuring Rabbis Laurie Green and Ben Shalva. Oneg sponsored by the Bet Mish Board of Directors. MORE INFO: betmish.org
NICE JEWISH BOYS: Monthly Happy Hour
Thursday, February 19, 2015| 7:00 pm
Number Nine (1435 P St, NW)
Join your favorite NJBs at our monthly Happy Hour at Number Nine (usually the 3rd Thursday of the month). We'll be around till 9pm, upstairs, to the left of the bar! See you there! Nice Jewish Boys is a network for gay, bisexual and trans Jewish men in their twenties and thirties, and their fans, in Washington, DC. MORE INFO on Facebook
NICE JEWISH GIRLS: Monthly Happy Hour
February (TBD), 2015
Join the Nice Jewish Girls - a social group for Jewish Lesbian Women in the DC area - for our monthly happy hour! MORE INFO
More info on Facebook or email email@example.com.
NICE JEWISH BOYS: Shabbat Event
Friday, March 13, 2015
Join your favorite NJBs at a friendly Shabbat gathering with our friends at Queer for Christ. MORE INFO soon!
ROCKVILLE OPEN HOUSE - LGBTQ Teen Safe Space Monthly Meeting
February 4, 2015 | 6:30-8:30 pm
(1st Wednesday of the month, September-June)
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 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 rockvilleopenhouse.org or facebook.org/rockvilleopenhouse.
GAMMA: Peer Support Group for Men in Mixed-Orientation Relationships
2nd & 4th Fridays of each month | 7:30-9:30 pm
Saint Thomas' Parish Episcopal Church (1772 Church St, NW, DC)
GAMMA is a confidential peer support group for men who are gay, bisexual, questioning or don't identify themselves as any of the above, but who are attracted to men; AND who are, or who were, married or otherwise involved with a woman. GAMMA has met continuously in DC since 1978, and last year began to offer meeting in Northern Virginia. GAMMA Meetings in DC are year-round at Saint Thomas' Parish Episcopal Church, a short walk from the Dupont Circle Red Line Metro station. GAMMA is a safe, confidential place to discuss and explore these issues with other like-minded men. GAMMA is not affiliated with any religious, political, or social organizations. MORE INFO: GAMMAinDC.org
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. The group is free, but RSVP is required for your first session.
WHITMAN-WALKER HEALTH: Peer Support Groups
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 email@example.com.