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BT Outreach & Engagement

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Tuesday, April 28 - DCJCC's Annual Spring Gala


Monday, May 11 - Big, Broadway Sing-Along
GLOE @ Washington Jewish Music Festival

May 15-17 - Nehirim East Retreat
Spiritual Retreat, proudly co-sponsored by GLOE

Monday, May 18 - Celebrating 30 Years of Charles Busch
Theater J Annual Benefit

Tuesday, May 19 - GLOE @ After Dark: Shavuot Study Night
with EntryPointDC


June 8-14 -  GLOE @ Capital Pride!


Sunday, August 30 - End-of-Summer Pool Party!
GLOE's 10th Annual

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The DCJCC’s Annual Spring Gala

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 | 6:30 PM

DCJCC - 1529 16th St NW

Celebrate the DCJCC with a taste of the neighborhood, featuring dishes and drinks from 13 of DC’s best restaurants:
Barcelona, Bibiana, Compass Coffee, Compass Rose, Cork Wine Bar, Duplex Diner, Equinox Restaurant, The Heights, Kapnos, Le Diplomat, Rasika, The Source, Tico.

Join us as we honor Lee G. Rubenstein with the Outstanding Leadership award. Your support at the Spring Gala helps ensure the great work continues in our community!

Click here to learn more and purchase your tickets today.
For more information contact Lara at


GLOE @ Music Fest!

The Big Broadway Sing-Along

Monday, May 11, 7:30 pm
DCJCC (16th & Q)
Tickets: $20 / $15 Discounted

After a year away from your gorgeous (and/or enthusiastic) pipes, the Big, Broadway Sing-Along is back!

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. Our team of professional performers will lead the singing at our baby grand in the Goldman Theater.

Plus, we’ll provide the lyrics, so you can belt like Barbra!

Part of the Washington Jewish Music Festival - Check out the full line-up at!

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

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, and include fabulous teachers from our own region and around the country!

Important Upcoming Dates
May 1: Financial Aid application deadline
May 8: Apply by May 8 to avoid late fees!

Co-sponsored by GLOE, Bet Mishpachah, Bolton Street Synagogue, and the World Congress of GLBT Jews

Theater J Annual Benefit

Celebrating 30 Years of Charles Busch

Monday, May 18, 2015 | 6:30/8:30 pm

Join us for a special evening with Tony-nominated playwright of the smash Broadway comedy, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife; screenwriter, director, actor, novelist and drag legend Charles Busch. With special guests Robert Aubry Davis (Master of Ceremonies) and Rick Hammerly (Director).

"Sidesplitting! Charles Busch, the playwright and sometime drag performer, has the gift of comic gab like few other entertainers. Innately funny, endearing and acutely intelligent..."  - The New York Times

6:30 pm | DINNER – For patrons at the $275 level or above
8:00 pm | SHOWTIME
Followed by dessert reception, book signing and celebration with Charles Busch


GLOE @ After Dark: Shavuot Study Night
with EntryPointDC

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 | 6:30 pm
Full schedule of sessions announced soon!

Join GLOE at our session at After Dark - a Shavuot experience for young professionals, featuring delicious desserts, three different sessions of engaging conversations, and great people!

Shavuot is all about learning. While we won't be up studying all night, we'll have Shavuot treats (think ice cream sundaes and cheesecake), plus plenty of other things on hand to keep you going. Of course, there will be plenty of time to make new friends, and continue all the great discussions started in the sessions!

*AGE: EntryPointDC is the DCJCC's program aimed at those in their 20s and 30s. As always, no one will be carded; no one will be turned away.



BET MISHPACHAH: Lag B'Omer Musical Picnic
Saturday, May 9 | 7:00 pm | Malcolm X/Meridian Hill Park
Join Bet Mishpachah for a post Lag B'Omer celebration. Bring your guitars and drums for a festive picnic & musical celebration! For more information contact Bet Mish congregant Eryca Kasse:

NICE JEWISH BOYS: Monthly Happy Hour
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - Third Tuesday (during kickball season) | 7-9 pm
Number Nine (1435 P St, NW)
Join your favorite NJBs at our monthly Happy Hour. We'll be upstairs, to the left of the bar. Cocktails are two-for-one until 9 pm. 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
May (TBD), 2015
Join the Nice Jewish Girls - a social group for Jewish lesbian, bi, queer, trans women in the DC area - for our monthly happy hour! MORE INFO on Facebook or email


ROCKVILLE OPEN HOUSE - LGBTQ Jewish Teen Safe Space Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, May 6, 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 6:30-8:30 pm (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 or

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:

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



1529 Sixteenth Street NW
Washington, DC 20036


Community Partner
DC Jewish LGBTQ organizations

Bet Mishpachah

Social Groups:
Nice Jewish Boys Social Group

Nice Jewish Girls Social Group

Gayyim DC: a social group for Jewish GBT men

GLOE is honored to be recognized nationally as a communal game-changer once again, and we’re especially excited to be included in the first-ever DC Edition of the Slingshot Guide, recognizing the most innovative Jewish organizations in the region.

Thank you to everyone who helps us create fabulous, inclusive Jewish community every day.

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