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-UPCOMING GLOE EVENTS-
Sat, March 15 - Masquerade & Mischief Purim Party
Sun, April 6 - GLOE's National Rainbow Seder
Tue, April 29 - DCJCC Spring Showcase
honoring Stuart S. Kurlander
Sun, May 4 - Keshet Parent & Family Connection: Same-Sex Jewish Wedding Advice for the Parents!
Mon, June 2 - GLOE @ MusicFest (TBA soon!)
Fri, June 6 - Erev Pride Shabbat
Sat, June 7 - March with GLOE in the Capital Pride Parade
Sun, June 8 - Visit GLOE at the Capital Pride Festival
Tues, June 11 - GLOE @ MusicFest (TBA soon!)
OTHER EVENTS IN THE COMMUNITY
Masquerade & Mischief Purim Party
Saturday, March 15, 2014
8:30 pm - midnight | DCJCC (16th & Q NW)
(INFO & TICKETS)
Don’t miss the drag-tastic Purim Party that gathers hundreds of queer Jews (and our fab friends) every year!
Let out your inner Queen (Esther) on the dance floor, with one of DC's "Most Swoonworthy DJs" Zack Rosen. Enjoy our famous - and ALL NEW - Purim schpiel, and other naughty fun! We're thrilled that the fabulous Ms. Hilda Seaview (of Miss DC fame/infamy) will be returning to perform! Get ready to strut for her in our fun amateur DRAG/COSTUME parade and contest! Prizes for the fan-favorite costumes.
Enjoy an OPEN BAR all night, when you come in costume! (Beer, wine, and champagne cocktails!) The ticket also includes plenty of delicious food and desserts, so come hungry! Costumes strongly encouraged (especially drag - of every kind)!
TICKETS - include Open Bar (w/ costume), food, dancing, and performances!
Want to attend for free? Volunteer!
Limited volunteer spots are available. (LEARN MORE)
GLOE's 7th Annual!
National Rainbow Seder
Sunday, April 6, 2014
4:00 pm | Wine & Schmooze
5:00-8:00 pm | Seder
Human Rights Campaign
1640 Rhode Island Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(MORE INFO & TICKETS)
Join GLOE and the Human Rights Campaign: Religion & Faith Program for this 7th annual event that that is expanding worldwide, as we tell our stories of liberation through this year’s lens of international LGBTQ rights.
We’ll read our own Haggadah, specially created for the occasion, and perform the festive rituals with the Jewish LGBT community and our friends – and see how we can impact lives both around the world and in our own DC backyard.
We’ll indulge in a full delicious (kosher for Passover) meal as we perform the festive rituals with the Jewish LGBT community and our friends and allies. ALL are welcome!
Get your tickets now—this celebration of freedom always sells out!
Presented in partnership with the Human Rights Campaign's Religion & Faith Program
Washington DCJCC - SPRING SHOWCASE
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 incredible 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 email@example.com.
IN THE COMMUNITY
BET MISHPACHAH: Rabbi Green's Spring Class: "Passover Palooza: The History, Politics and Theology of the Haggadah"
4 Wednesdays, Beginning March 19 | 7:00-8:30 pm | DCJCC
(3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9)
Join Rabbi Green for her Spring Class series about Passover. The seder has always been political, even from its earliest days in the Roman Empire. Come discover all the reasons behind all the reasons why we do what we do. Whether you've never been to a seder, or have a strong Jewish background, you're invited to join us as we prepare for Passover from an LGBT perspective. LEARN MORE
NICE JEWISH BOYS: Monthly Happy Hour
Thursday, March 20 | 7:00-9:00 pm
Join Nice Jewish Boys for their monthly happy hour at Number Nine! NJB is a network for gay, bisexual and trans Jewish men in their twenties and thirties, and their fans, in DC. More info at facebook.com/NJB.DC.
NICE JEWISH GIRLS: Happy Hour
Wednesday, March 26 | 7:00-9:00 pm
Join Nice Jewish Girls for their Happy Hour at Bread & Brew (1247 20th St NW) - a very cute, small, mellow, local DC restaurant & bar with yummy food (including organic and vegan choices), delish drinks and friendly staff. It's just south of Dupont circle on 20th St (next to Eli's kosher restaurant). WE'LL BE DOWNSTAIRS. All are welcome! NJG is a social group of Jewish Lesbian Women in the DC area. facebook.com/NJGDC (MORE INFO)
NICE JEWISH GIRLS: disappear fear concert
Saturday, April 12 | Jammin' Java (Vienna, VA)
Join NJG and our friends to see disappear fear, an indie pop/rock/folk/alt band known for honest and passionate lyrics that has shared the stage with the Indigo Girls, Bruce Springstein, Rachel Sage, Dar Williams and Mama's Black Sheep. Our organizer Erica is close with the band's leader/song-writer/guitarist SONiA and know she'd love to meet all of us...being a NICE JEWISH GIRL from Baltimore herself! (We're in Section F, so choose Sections E, F, G if you'd like to be with NJG!) TICKETS & INFO or see NJG on Facebook.
LGBTQ ISRAEL TRIPS
JCC: LGBTQ Community Trip to Israel, over Tel Aviv Pride
June 8-20, 2014
Registration is now 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
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 tlvpride.com or on Facebook.
BIRTHRIGHT - URJ/KESHER: Summer LGBTQ Israel Trip
Registration Opens: February 19, 2014
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 www.gokesher.org.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or online.
ROCKVILLE OPEN HOUSE - LGBTQ Teen Safe Space Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, April 2| 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 rockvilleopenhouse.org or facebook.org/rockvilleopenhouse.
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: email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.