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GLBT Outreach & Engagement
Connecting GLBT Jews at the DCJCC
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-UPCOMING GLOE EVENTS-
Mon, December 2 - Chanukah Candle lighting @ the J
Wed, December 4 - Oh Gaydel, Gaydel, Gaydel: Queer Chanukah Happy Hour
Wed, December 25 - D25 Community Service Project with HIPS and Metro TeenAIDS
Fri, January 10 - LGBT Shabbat Dinner & Services
Thur, January 16 - Big, Broadway Sing-Along!
TBA - Suicide Prevention Training with AFSP
Sat, March 15 - Masquerade & Mischief Purim Party
Sun, April 6 - GLOE's National Rainbow Seder
OTHER EVENTS IN THE COMMUNITY
Chanukah Candle Lighting @ the J
Night 6 with GLOE and Film!
Monday, December 2, 2013
Time: 5:30-6:00 pm
Stop by after work to join the whole community on GLOE & Film's fun night at the DCJCC's Candle Lighting for Chanukah!
In the lobby, we'll gather around the menorah to sing the prayers together, enjoy some chocolate gelt, and other fun Chanukah activities, at this quick program.
The DCJCC will be lighting candles every night of Chanukkah (November 27-December 4), and we'd love to see you there!
Oh, Gaydel, Gaydel, Gaydel
Queer Chanukah Thanksgivukah Happy Hour
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Duplex Diner (2004 18th St NW)
FREE - RSVP on Facebook
Find out how flaming the Festival of Lights can be when you celebrate Chanukah with other LGBT Jews (and our friends). Join GLOE, Bet Mishpachah, Gayyim, Nice Jewish Boys, and Nice Jewish Girls at a the Duplex Diner (at 18th & U) for all the festivities!
Why? Because latke-tots are delicious.
Share the warmth: NJG invites you to bring any cold-weather clothes/blankets you would like to donate to homeless folks. They'll also be collecting old towels/blankets/cozy things for donation to an animal shelter.
GLOE @ D25 Day of Service
Health Kits for the Community
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 | 11:00-2:00
DCJCC (16th & Q St NW)
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Join GLOE, which connects GLBT Jews (and our friends) at the DCJCC, as we come together for D25 to serve two great local organizations that have a major impact here in the DC area.
Caring for the health of the community is deep Jewish value, and this December 25th, GLOE volunteers are teaming up to do just that with HIPS and Metro TeenAIDS! With such an astronomical rate of infection here in DC, we want to help them in their work that serves the LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS populations in our city. In a fun and festive atmosphere, we'll work at the DCJCC assembling various healthcare kits for HIPS and Metro TeenAIDS, including Safer Sex kits, Single Use Kits, Finger Cot Kits, and Wound Care Kits.
As part of D25 at the DCJCC, you'll be part of this one huge day: joining over 1,000 D25 volunteers across the DC area, serving over 500 social service agencies, with projects that will impact over 10,000 lives!
Together, we can help make DC a healthier, more caring place - all while meeting new people and connecting with other fabulous LGBTQ Jews and our friends, over wine and other refreshments!
LGBT Shabbat Dinner
Friday, January 10, 2014
6:30 pm - dinner
8:00 pm - Shabbat services
Tickets: Available soon!
Join Bet Mishpachah and GLOE for our first community LGBT Shabbat Dinner and Services, in partnership with Gayyim, Nice Jewish Boys, and Nice Jewish Girls.
Schmooze with old friends and new faces over Shabbat dinner, followed by musical Shabbat services, led by Rabbi Laurie Green, and featuring members of each group!
Big Broadway Sing-Along:
LOVE & BETRAYAL
Thursday, January 16, 2014 | 7:30-9:00 pm
TICKETS: $15; $12 Discounted (Member/Senior/Student)
Fall in love with the Big Broadway Sing-Along, featuring your favorite show tunes about romance, heartbreak and all the mishigas (craziness) in between!
Join us again as we sing our way through Jewish Broadway (aka Broadway) —everything from the starry-eyed old classics through contemporary, snarky favorites.
Fabulous Musical Director Joshua Morgan returns with professional performers to lead the singing LIVE at our baby grand piano. And don’t worry: we’ll provide you with the lyrics… just in case you’re a little rusty on your RENT or have forgotten your Fiddler.
Presented by the DCJCC's Music and GLOE
IN THE COMMUNITY
#MakeItHappen - Micro-Grants Up to $1000 for Individuals in DC area
Deadline: January 15
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and Emanuel J. Friedman Philanthropies are excited to announce our partnership with the Schusterman Philanthropic Network’s global #MakeItHappen micro-grants initiative!
#MakeItHappen invites individuals to submit inspiring ideas to create new Jewish experiences. Through January 15, 2014, Schusterman will select up to 50 ideas from around the world to receive #MakeItHappen micro-grants of up to $1,000! Five ideas could receive up to $5,000.
Together, Emanuel J. Friedman Philanthropies and The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington will grant up to twelve additional #MakeItHappen grants between $1,000 and $2,500 to individuals from the Greater Washington area. Preference will be given to ideas that have the potential to expand and have long-term sustainability and impact on the Greater Washington or global Jewish community.
Get Started: Upload an idea (or multiple ideas!) to the #MakeItHappen website any time between now and January 15, 2014. It will take you no more than 10 minutes to apply.
Dream big. Take risks. #MakeItHappen. More info: http://makeithappen.schusterman.org/
ROCKVILLE OPEN HOUSE - LGBTQ Teen Safe Space Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, December 4 | 7:00-9:00 pm
Monthly Meeting (usually 1st Wednesday each month, 7:00-9:00 pm)
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 September, 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.
NICE JEWISH GIRLS: Annual Dinner That Just Happens to Fall on X-mas Eve
Tuesday, December 24
NJG is hard at work planning the Annual Dinner That Just Happens to Fall on X-mas Eve this year. If you would like to help with the planning, please let NJG know. Nice Jewish Girls is a social group of Jewish lesbian women in the DC area. More info on Facebook or email email@example.com.
JCC AUSTIN: LGBTQ Community Trip to Israel, over Tel Aviv Pride
June 8-20, 2014
Registration is now OPEN!
Tel Aviv is known as the gay capital of the Middle East, and for the first time, you can join your JCC friends to visit Israel in June 2014 through a LGBTQ JCC Association Boarding Pass trip.
Visit classic tourist sites such as Jerusalem, Masada and the Dead Sea, and the Galilee, the group will also meet with founders of a religious gay group in Jerusalem and dine with the people who established Cafe Albi, a self-declared home for the LGBTQ community of Tel Aviv. Plus much more, including Tel Aviv Pride!
Open to all! Find out more: easy registration and INFO.
Presented by JCC Association Boarding Pass, with the JCC of Austin
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.