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

Founder and Past Chair:
Stuart S. Kurlander

GLOE Steering Committee 
 Amy Cotton, Alex Greenbaum, Joshua Siegel, and Michael Singer

Members: Marnie Abramson, Yoni Bock, Shane Cusumano, Margot Friedman, Mindy Gasthalter, Denise Gold, and Michael Plostock 

GLOE Program Committee
Joanna Blotner, Marlene Cohen, Jonathan Gilad, Sharon Greenbaum, Kelly Horton, Azariah Kurlantzick, Cassie Maxwell, Gary Morin, Alissa Perman, Ken Troshinsky

Advisory Board
Dana Beyer, Sammy Dweck, Shira Frank, Erica Gloger, Billy Kreisberg, Bob Tracy


Edlavitch DCJCC

1529 Sixteenth Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

DC Jewish GLBTQ Community Partners


Bet Mishpachah

Social Groups:

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