GLOE is the Kurlander Program for
GLBT Outreach & Engagement
Connecting GLBTQ Jews at the DCJCC
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-UPCOMING GLOE EVENTS-
Sunday, August 30 - End-of-Summer Pool Party
Sunday, September 20 - Tashlich Picnic at Rock Creek Park
Announced Soon! - Fall Kick-off Bonfire!
Sunday, October 4 - Sukkot & Queer Youth Homelessness: Fall Building Project
Thursday, October 22 - Tel Aviv's queer feminist leader, Anat Nir
On Arisa and the videos challenging LGBTQ racial and religious assumptions
with A Wider Bridge
Sunday, October 25 - GLOE @ LitFest: Flamingo Rampant Storytelling Dinner Party
Sunday, November 15 - GLOE Youth & Family Chanukah: I Had a Little Dreidel
Sunday, November 22 - GLOE @ Everything But the Turkey: Thanksgiving Community Service
Friday, December 25 - GLOE @ D25: Day of Service Project
OTHER EVENTS IN THE COMMUNITY
GLOE's 10th Annual
End-of-Summer Pool Party
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Due to forces beyond our control (See: Cracked Pool, cross reference with: Bacterial Thing), this Sunday's pool party is canceled.
Watch this space for another big group event coming up in a few weeks! (See: Bonfire, cross reference with: Refreshments)
GLOE Youth & Family
Tashlich Picnic at Rock Creek Park
Sunday, September 20, 2015
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Rock Creek Park - NEW SITE: #24
[MORE INFO & REGISTRATION]
Join GLOE Youth & Family to celebrate the New Year with other LGBTQ individuals, couples, teens, kids and families!
We'll gather in Rock Creek Park for a casual afternoon of community, games and the tashlich ritual. Tashlich, which means "casting off" in Hebrew, is the High Holiday tradition of tossing bread crumbs into a flowing body of water, casting off the negatives of the past year and giving us a chance to reflect on our hopes for ourselves and families in the coming year.
If you'd like, bring a picnic lunch and blanket for yourself, and we’ll provide everything else, including (kosher) dessert and challah, games and lots of ruach/spirit - and together we'll envision a sweet new year!
Presented with the DCJCC's Family Engagement
IN THE COMMUNITY
JQ Baltimore: Town Hall Meeting
August 30, 2015
Would you like to be active with JQ Baltimore? Are you looking to volunteer? Do you have ideas for programming or fundraising? JQ Baltimore is pleased to invite members of the community to participate in an open forum, designed to facilitate discussion about how to rejuvenate, expand, and develop. Light beverages and snacks will be served. Regardless if you are a former or active participant, we want to hear your voice! [Meeting Registration] Questions? Contact Bennett Weiss.
Bet Mispachah High Holy Day Services
September 5-23, 2015
Join Bet Mishpacha this year, bring along family and friends, and open your hearts and minds to the fabulously spiritual hourney that we travel on from Rosh ha-Shana to Yom Kippur. Rabbi Laurie Green and Bet Mishpachah's cadre of seasoned lay leaders will preside over the services, along with the inspirational singing of our very own Tach'shitim (Jewels) Choir.
This year, we have added the cantorial presence of Rabbi Ben Shalva to every major service. The first Rosh ha-Shana service begins on Sunday, September 13, at 8 pm in the Luther Place Methodist Church, where all the major services will take place. See the website for a complete service schedule and ticket information.
Rosh Hashanah Dinners
September 13 and 14, 2015
The Jewish Food Experience and EatWellDC present a special pre-services Rosh Hashanah dinner experience at Logan Tavern on the nights of September 13 and 14. Click to check out the delicious, local options on the menu and register.
See Israel in a Whole New Way!
May 28-June 9, 2016
Visit Israel with the LGBTQ Community! Create memories to last for a lifetime on a 12-day trip to Israel, custom-designed for members and friends of the LGBTQ communities from around North America. The itinerary will be packed with activities, offering opportunities for engagement & connection, exploration & history, community, fun, and so much more! Registration opens July 1, 2015 and closes on April 1, 2016.
WASHINGTON POST - Date Lab: Women Seeking Women Partners
The Washington Post's matchmaking segment, "Date Lab," is looking for women to set up and send out on dates with other women, since they looking for more queer representation, especially with women couples. Apply online (free; 10 minutes) and they'll be in touch when they find a match. The Post will send you out for dinner and drinks up to $125, and then your date will be featured in their Date Lab series. MORE INFO
ROCKVILLE OPEN HOUSE - LGBTQ Jewish Teen Safe Space Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, September 9th, 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 September) 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.