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BTQ Outreach & Engagement

 

Connecting GLBTQ Jews at the Edlavitch DCJCC

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Josef Palermo, GLOE director

Josef Palermo,
Director of GLOE - The Kurlander Program for GLBTQ Outreach & Engagement at the Edlavitch DCJCC

Jewish tradition tells us that family is so important—especially the family you build.

On Wednesday, GLOE is proud to co-sponsor the annual Pathways to Parenthood symposium to give the LGBTQ community resources on family-building options like adoption, surrogacy, and more.

Other ways we build family as queer Jews include the community we create, and as we move into Pride next month, there are plenty of opportunities to connect with your LGBTQ Jewish mishpachah (family).

Below you'll find our full slate of programming around Capital Pride, including details on how you can register to join the GLOE contingent in the Pride parade—where we'll demonstrate the pride we have in being one big queer Jewish family here in DC.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Pathways to Parenthood   Rated LGBTQ

PATHWAYS TO PARENTHOOD
Wednesday, May 17,
6:30 to 9:30 PM

Edlavitch DCJCC

The Edlavitch DCJCC’s Parenting Center and GLOE present this annual program providing informational resources to members of the LGBTQ community looking to become parents through adoption, surrogacy, and other means.  Prior to the symposium, stop by the EDCJCC lobby beginning at 4 pm to be screened for Jewish genetic diseases with JScreen.

This event will include experts such as a fertility doctor, an adoption expert, a mental health provider, a rabbi, a legal expert with experience facilitating egg donor and gestational carrier agreements, and more!

Before and after the panel, there will be time for informal connecting and community buildingplus additional experts and resources available to explore one-on-one.

Co-presented with the Edlavitch DCJCC's
Parenting Center.

 

RATED LGBTQ: CONTEMPORARY QUEER CINEMA SERIES
Wednesday, May 17 through
Sunday, May 28
Washington Jewish Film Festival

Storytelling is vital to Judaism – for thousands of years, it is how we have communicated our rich history and culture as a people around the world. The impact of stories that reflect our values and experiences is also how we declare our identity, bringing visibility to our community.

GLOE is joining the 27th annual Washington Jewish Film Festival to present the "Rated LGBTQ" queer cinema series. These films tell stories in themes relevant to LGBTQ Jewish audiences (and our friends) – such as highlighting the complexities of being queer while navigating Judaic traditions, upholding Jewish principles of social justice in the fight for marriage equality, and revisiting the past to learn from it.

    Co-presented with the 27th annual
    Washington Jewish Film Festival.

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    Click to Get Tickets
    2017 Pride banner
    It's almost time for Capital Pride (otherwise known as "High Holidays for DC Gays") and GLOE is offering a full slate of programs during Pride Week 2017 in our Nation's Capital.
    Honeymoon Israel   The Big, Queer Jewish Pride Happy Hour

    HONEYMOON ISRAEL
    INFO SESSION FOR
    LGBTQ COUPLES

    June 6, 6:30 pm
    Edlavitch DCJCC

    GLOE is hosting Honeymoon Israel, a program that provides immersive trips to Israel for locally based cohorts of couples that have at least one Jewish partner, for an info session tailored to LGBTQ couples.

    Join HMI’s DC Director of Community Engagement, Andrea Deck, and LGBTQ couples from the area in learning about Honeymoon Israel.

     

    THE BIG, QUEER JEWISH PRIDE HAPPY HOUR
    June 7, 6:00 to 9:00 pm

    Town Danceboutique

    Stop by the patio at Town Danceboutique to join GLOE, Bet Mishpachah, Nice Jewish Girls, Nice Jewish Boys, and Gayyim for the annual Big, Queer Jewish Pride Happy Hour to kick off the 2017 Capital Pride weekend.

    Since Pride is pretty much considered the queer High Holidays, come schmooze over booze with old friends and new faces in preparation for the weekend's festivities.

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    GLOE at the Capital Pride parade   GLOE at the Capital Pride parade

    NATIONAL PRIDE SHABBAT
    June 9, 6:15 pm

    Sixth & I

    On Erev Pride (the night before the Capital Pride Parade), Rabbi Shira Stutman of Sixth & I, Bet Mishpachah's Rabbi Laurie Green, and members of GLOE lead an inclusive service celebrating the diversity of our community. Celebrate Pride with the entire Jewish community—LGBTQAI and our allies.

    Before services, mingle with old friends and new faces over light refreshments. Following happy hour and services, enjoy a kosher meal at one of our two dinner options presented in partnership with OneTable, and test your LGBTQ knowledge during trivia, hosted by a drag yenta.

     

    MARCHING FORWARD:
    DC'S JEWISH COMMUNITY MARCHES TOGETHER AT THE CAPITAL PRIDE PARADE

    June 10, 4:00 pm

    Capital Pride Parade

    The Jewish community marches together at the 42nd annual Capital Pride Parade, representing to all of DC the love, equality, and inclusion that we stand for.

    Join GLOE's huge contingent of DC's LGBTQ Jews and allies for this fun event.  Pre-register now to receive forthcoming details for marching with GLOE at the parade, and to order one of GLOE's iconic "I ♥ Nice Jewish Girls/Boys/Queers" shirts!

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    GLOE at the Capital Pride festival   Night OUT at Nats Park

    GLOE AT THE 2017
    CAPITAL PRIDE FESTIVAL

    June 11, 12:00 to 7:00 pm
    Capital Pride Festival

    Visit the GLOE booth at Capital Pride, with the Capitol Building as our beautiful backdrop, for fun swag (including our buttons, like "Shalom, Felicia" and "I shvitz glitter"), all the news, and to connect with the LGBTQ Jewish community.

     

    NIGHT "OUT"
    AT NATIONALS PARK

    June 13, 7:00 to 10:00 pm
    Nationals Park 

    Join Nice Jewish Girls, Nice Jewish Boys, GLOE, and friends at the ballpark for the 13th Annual Night OUT at Nationals Park!  Tickets are $25 and can be purchased via PayPal to NJG member Jenn. You may also email Jenn with any questions.

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