Connecting GLBT Jews at the Edlavitch DCJCC


About Us



As the GLBT portal of the DCJCC, GLOE - The Kurlander Program for GLBT Outreach & Engagement - engages metropolitan Washington’s GLBT Jewish community by sponsoring original programming and fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment at the Washington DCJCC.

Founded in 2006 by Stuart S. Kurlander, GLOE is the first and only full-time GLBT program at any Jewish Community Center (JCC) in North America. GLOE holds around 40 programs and events every year, in a wide range of areas - in the arts and literature, community service, holidays and spirituality, social justice, and, of course, social events - and running the gamut of queer Jewish identities.

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DirectorJosef Palermo
(202) 777-3253

GLOE Committee 
Michael Singer*

Members: Yoni Bock, Amy Cotton, Shane Cusumano, Myrna Fawcett*, Mindy Gasthalter, Jonathan ("Yoni") Gilad, Shannon Powers, Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser, and Rachel Wolkowitz
*Edlavitch DCJCC Board member

Founders/Chairs Emeriti
Alex Greenbaum
Stuart S. Kurlander, Esq.


Edlavitch DCJCC

1529 Sixteenth Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

DC Jewish LGBTQ Community Partners


Bet Mishpachah

Social Groups:

Nice Jewish Boys 
Nice Jewish Girls
Gayyim DC: GBT Jewish men