GLOE is the Kurlander Program for
BT Outreach & Engagement

Connecting GLBT Jews at the DCJCC

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Saturday, July 19 - Havdalah on the Beach


Sunday, August 24 - GLOE's Annual Pool Party


September - Yentl, at Theater J
(Stay tuned for special GLOE programs during the run!)

Sunday, September 28 - GLOE Youth & Family: Tashlich Picnic in Rock Creek Park


Sunday, October 12 - Film event

Tuesday, October 14 - Temporary Dwellings: The Sukkah and Queer Youth Homelessness

October - GLOE @ LitFest
(Fantastic GLOE events at the Festival announced soon!)


Havdalah on the Beach

Saturday, July 19, 2014 | 7:00-9:00 pm
7:00-8:30 pm - Picnic
8:30-9:00 pm - Havdalah

Location: P Street Beach
(23rd & P St, NW - Entrance by Rock Creek Park sign)
(MAP/Image of Entrance)

Ticket: Free/$5 suggested donation
(for wine and dessert!)
No one turned away for lack of funds.

Grab a blanket, pack your picnic dinner, and invite a friend: we’re having havdalah on the beach*!

Celebrate the middle of summer (and the closing of Shabbat) with a sundown havdalah ritual and picnic. DC’s LGBTQ Jewish community comes together twice a year for Shabbat – and this time it’s to mix and eat and enjoy nature. You bring the picnic supplies; we’ll get everything for havdalah (including the wine) and dessert! We’ll practice this age-old custom of closing Shabbat with friends and family, lighting the braided havdalah candle, and beginning the new week (or your Saturday night) with a warm and friendly atmosphere.

*Sure, when they named it P Street Beach, they were interpreting the term "beach" loosely, but who are we to judge? There will be flowing water, a beautiful field, and the sunset. Works for us.

Presented by GLOE and Bet Mishpachah
Thank you to our Community Partners: Gayyim, Nice Jewish Boys, and Nice Jewish Girls



NICE JEWISH BOYS: Monthly Happy Hour
Thursday, July 17, 2014 | 7:00 pm
Number Nine (1435 P St, NW)
Summer heat got you dragging your feet? Cool down at Number Nine with an icy cocktail and schmooze with Nice Jewish Boys. As always, enjoy 2-for-1 drinks til 9PM. We meet upstairs, to the left of the bar near the DJ booth. See you there! Nice Jewish Boys is a network for gay, bisexual and trans Jewish men in their twenties and thirties, and their fans, in Washington, DC. MORE INFO

ROCKVILLE OPEN HOUSE: Summer Cookout & Picnic, with Rainbow Youth Alliance
Sunday, July 27, 2014 | 3:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Congregation (100 Welsh Park Drive, Rockville, MD)
LGBT teens, allies, friends and family join Rainbow Youth Alliance and Rockville Open House for food, friends and fun! We'll provide kosher hot dogs (and maybe hamburgers), veggie burgers, and parve sides to go around! RSVP HERE:

NICE JEWISH GIRLS: Monthly Happy Hour
Thursday, August 7, 2014 | 7:00-10:00 pm
Join the Nice Jewish Girls - a social group for Jewish Lesbian Women in the DC area - for our monthly happy hour! (Location TBD) MORE INFO

NEHIRIM: Women's Retreat
August 8-10, 2014 | Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center (Falls Village, CT)
The Nehirim Women’s Retreat brings together 50—100 queer Jewish women (self-identified) of a wide variety of ages, religious affiliations (Orthodox, atheist, and everyone in between), family situations (singles, couples, families) and backgrounds. Children & non-Jewish partners are welcome. Ours is a warm, diverse, inclusive community.

NEHIRIM: Camp Nehirim: for GBT Jewish men and friends
August 20-24, 2014 | Easton Mountain Retreat Center (Greenwich, NY)
It’s the gayest Jewish summer camp ever! Now in its fifth year, the Nehirim Summer Camp is five days of swimming, hiking, frisbee, river tubing, campfires, hot tubbing, cookouts, delicious food, inspiring workshops, and that special Nehirim ruach (spirit) of community and spirituality. Imagine the best of Jewish summer camp… but everyone’s queer or gay!

NEHIRIM: Student Leadership Conference
October 12, 2014 | Brown University/RISD Hillel (Providence, RI)
The second annual Nehirim Student Leadership Conference is a natural progression from the Nehirim Student Retreat, serving over 100 students in just the past two years. This smaller or more intimate program will offer students the chance to learn, participate in working groups, and network with other campus liaisons. The one-day workshop welcomes aspiring and proven campus leaders whose goal and passion is to cultivate a diverse network of LGBTQ Jews at their college or university.


ROCKVILLE OPEN HOUSE - LGBTQ Teen Safe Space Monthly Meeting
September, 2014 | 7:00-9:00 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 7-9pm (except 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 or

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: The group is free, but RSVP is required for your first session. 

Various days
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

Director: Halley Cohen
(202) 777-3253

Founder and Past Chair:
Stuart S. Kurlander

GLOE Steering Committee
Amy Cotton, Alex Greenbaum and Joshua Siegel
Members: Marnie Abramson, Yoni Bock, Shane Cusumano, Margot Friedman, Mindy Gasthalter, Denise Gold, Michael Plostock, Michael Singer

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

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

1529 Sixteenth Street NW
Washington, DC 20036