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GLBT Outreach & Engagement
Connecting GLBT Jews at the DCJCC
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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.
(LEARN MORE ABOUT GLOE IN THE GUIDE)
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-UPCOMING GLOE EVENTS-
Now - December 21 - The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide | Theater J
Friday, December 5 - LGBTQ Shabbatluck
with Moishe House, Bet Mishpachah, Nice Jewish Boys, and Queers for Christ
Wednesday, December 17 - Chanukah Candle Lighting at the J! GLOE Night!
Wednesday, December 17 - GLOE Youth & Family: Schmoovie! Chanukah Event
(to follow Chanukah Candle Lighting)
Thursday, December 18 - Oh, Gaydel, Gaydel, Gaydel: Queer Chanukah Happy Hour
with GLOE, Bet Mish, Gayyim, Nice Jewish Boys, and Nice Jewish Girls
Thursday, December 25 - GLOE's Annual D25 Community Service Project
Part of the DCJCC's D25: Day of Service
January - Community Service Projects with Casa Ruby
Projects and dates announced soon!
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
February - GLOE @ Washington Jewish Film Fest!
Film and dates announced soon!
Saturday, February 28 - Mischief: Purim Carnival (for Adults!)
Sunday, March 29 - National Rainbow Seder
April - GLOE's Text Study Class (multiple weeks)
Wednesday, May 6 - Shag B'Omer: Queer Hair-Cutting Party
May - GLOE @ Washington Jewish Music Festival
Saturday, May 23 - GLOE session @ After Dark: Shavuot Study Night
OTHER EVENTS IN THE COMMUNITY
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The new (gay, Jewish, brilliant) Tony Kushner play at Theater J, getting rave reviews
GLOE @ Theater J
The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide
to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures
By Tony Kushner
Theater J – Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater
Playing: Now - December 21, 2014
When retired longshoreman and lifelong Communist Gus summons his three adult children to their Brooklyn home to explain why he’s selling the family brownstone and ending his life, things don’t go exactly as planned.
The children bring their own dramas; Pill and his husband are stumbling as an old flame resurfaces; Empty and her wife are squabbling as they await the birth of their child; and Vic is confronting long-buried truths. A deeply emotional battle over what makes life worth living from Tony, Obie, Emmy and Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner in a newly updated epic making its DC premiere.
"Rich, deep, beautiful...alternately heartbreaking and hilarious" -The New Yorker
It's so good, it's the cover of MetroWeekly. (Read the new interview with Kushner here.)
(Check out images from this gorgeous production)
The Intelligent Homosexual's Ways to Save:
♦ Pay-What-You-Can Previews: December 17
♦ 35 and under tickets: $25/weekend, $15/weeknight show
♦ Use coupon code ‘GLOE10’ for $10 off tickets to ANY Intelligent performance
MORE INFO & TICKETS: theaterj.org or 800.494.8497
LGBTQ Community Shabbat
Friday, December 5, 2014
DCJCC (16th & Q St NW, entrance on Q St) | Library
6:30-8:00 pm | Shabbat Potluck
(followed by Rock n' Scroll Shabbat Services with Bet Mish)
FREE, but space is limited!
(MORE INFO & RSVP)
Join Moishe House, Bet Mishpachah, Nice Jewish Boys, Queer for Christ, and GLOE at this community Shabbat potluck!
We'll provide the wine, challah, and dessert! You bring your favorite vegetarian dish. (Click through for more food details.)
Mix, mingle, and get to know DC's LGBTQ and ally Jews, Christians, and our friends at this dinner for the community. For those interested, Congregation Bet Mishpachah will be holding their musical Rock 'n Scroll Shabbat services across the hall, after dinner.
(MORE INFO & RSVP)
GLOE Youth & Family: Chanukah
Chanukah Candle Lighting at the DCJCC
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
DCJCC (16th & Q St NW) | Lobby
Celebrate Chanukah with us on GLOE Night, as the entire DCJCC community comes together in the lobby to light candles and sing! After reciting the blessings, we'll read a story that celebrates how differences are beautiful - just like in the story of Chanukah.
(Following candle lighting, join other LGBT families at our holiday Schmoovie event!)
YOU'RE INVITED: The DCJCC will be lighting candles every night of Chanukah, each lead by a different department of the J! (Lobby, 5:30 pm)
GLOE Youth & Family: Chanukah
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
6:00-8:00 pm (after candle lighting at 5:30)
DCJCC (16th & Q St NW)
FREE / $5 with pizza
Join other LGBT families for this special holiday schmooze and a movie! After lighting the Chanukah candles in the DCJCC lobby, we’ll make a whole night of it, celebrating the season.
No need to find a babysitter – let the kids (and adults!) cozy up in front of the entertainment with our Youth & Family staff. We'll be screening Frozen - yes, singing along is definitely allowed! - while you meet and connect with other LGBT parents and families. Grab a few slices of pizza (pre-order when you register, please), enjoy some Chanukah treats and sweets, and celebrate this warm season with new friends.
All ages. All are welcome.
(Want to learn more about GLOE Youth & Family? Click here.)
Oh, Gaydel, Gaydel, Gaydel!
Queer Chanukah Happy Hour
Thursday, December 18, 2014 | 6:00-9:00 pm
LOCATION: Den of Thieves
(14th & U St, NW)
FREE | (RSVP on Facebook)
Flame on!, during this Festival of Lights when you celebrate Chanukah with other LGBT Jews - and our friends! (Over 250 people showed up to this annual event last year!)
Join Bet Mishpachah, Gayyim, GLOE, Nice Jewish Boys, and Nice Jewish Girls at Den of Thieves for all the festivities. There will be great music, drink specials, a fab Gaydel signature cocktail, free appetizers to nosh plus delish sufganiyot/doughnuts.
GLOE @ D25
December 25th Day of Service:
Healthcare Kits for the Community
Thursday, December 25, 2014
DCJCC | 11:00 am-2:00 pm
(MORE INFO & SIGN UP)
GLOE is proud to be part of the December 25th Day of Service, with a project dedicated to the issues in our LGBT community.
The DCJCC’s D25 projects impact over 10,000 lives around the DC area in a single day. Register now to be part of the GLOE project, to meet new people for a fun project AND ensure that the LGBT community receives the support it deserves.
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
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!
Want to support GLOE’s work for the LGBT Jewish community AND prove what a smarty pants you are?
Grab your friends for a fun night, competing in multiple rounds of trivia of all sorts – general knowledge, pop culture, history, sports, and of course, some of our special theme rounds! (Don’t have a full 8 people for a team? We’ll get you teamed up… but we can’t vouch for their trivia expertise.) We’ve got cash for the winning team, Door Prizes, a prize for the most creative team name, and plenty of other cool stuff.
Do it for the cash and prizes.
Do it for the bragging rights.
Do it to support GLOE’s unique work and help our diverse Jewish community thrive.
IN THE COMMUNITY
NICE JEWISH BOYS: Monthly Happy Hour
Thursday, November, 2014 | 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). Grab a drink with all the fun NJBs 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)
ROCKVILLE OPEN HOUSE - LGBTQ Teen Safe Space Monthly Meeting
November, 2014 | 7:00-9:00 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.
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.