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BT Outreach & Engagement

Connecting GLBT Jews at the DCJCC

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Saturday, August 9 - Bet Mish's Summer Lovin': Tu B'Av Singles GAYla

Sunday, August 24 - GLOE's 9th Annual Pool Party


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

Monday, September 22 - Singer-Songwriter Jill Sobule in Concert

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


Sunday, October 12 - Film & Brunch Event

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

Sunday, October 26 - GLOE @ LitFest: Performance
(Fantastic GLOE events at the Festival announced soon!)

Monday, October 27 - GLOE @ LitFest: Author Workshop


Sunday, November 2 - Trivia Night!
A Fundraiser for GLOE

Thursday, November 6 - An Evening with Dr. Judith Plaskow
Bet Mish's Night with the Groundbreaking Jewish Feminist Theologian


Sunday, December 14 - Visit the GLOE Table at the DCJCC's Family Chanukah Party

Wednesday, December 17 - Chanukah Candle Lighting at the J! GLOE Night!

Wednesday, December 17 - GLOE Youth & Family: Schmoovie! Chanukah Event
(to follow Chanukah Candle Lighting)

Thursday, December 18 - Oh, Gaydel, Gaydel, Gaydel: Queer Chanukah Happy Hour
with GLOE, Bet Mish, Gayyim, Nice Jewish Boys, and Nice Jewish Girls

Wednesday, December 25 - GLOE's Annual Community Service Project
Part of the DCJCC's D25: Day of Service


GLOE is a proud co-sponsor of

Bet Mishpachah's
Summer Lovin': Tu B'Av Singles GAYla

Saturday, August 9, 2014
6:00-10:00 pm
The Chastleton Ballroom (16th & R St, NW)
TICKETS: $5 (in advance); $8 (cash at the door)

Tu B'Av, the summertime Jewish Day of Love, has always been a time of Jewish matchmaking! In Biblical and Talmudic times, young women would dress in white and dance, and eligible bachelors would come and seek a partner. It's time for a contemporary LGBT twist on good old-fashioned match-making.

Join Bet Mish for a fun night! Only 5 bucks gets you the OPEN BAR, an evening of dancing, and plenty of schmoozing with DC's LGBTQ Jews (and our friends!) at the Chastleton Ballroom!

What you need to know: The event is 21+, tickets include refreshment and OPEN BAR, and The Chastleton (16th & R St, NW) is Metro accessible.
Dress code: White Party (optional, but why not?)

(MORE INFO & TICKETS, from Bet Mishpachah)
Questions? Contact Bet Mishpachah Program Director, Sharon Greenbaum:

This project was made possible by a #MakeitHappen micro grant from the The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and Emanuel J. Friedman Philanthropies. #MakeItHappen is a global initiative of the Schusterman Family Foundation.

Co-sponsored by: GLOE, Nice Jewish Boys, Nice Jewish Girls, Gayyim

Can you believe this is the 9th year?!

GLOE's Annual End-of-Summer
Pool Party!

Sunday, August 24, 2014
1:00-5:00 pm
Location: TBA shortly! (Metro accessible)
(Tickets & More Info)

Beat the DC summer heat with GLOE at this friendly summer social!

Take a dip in the pool, play some beach games, and enjoy great refreshments while chatting with new and old friends. Plus, we're excited to be at a new, metro-accessible spot in DC this year!

Your ticket includes:
plenty of food and drinks (yes, that includes beer, wine, and other options)
♥ swimming, games, and lots of space to kick back and/or schmooze
♥ plus unlimited end-of-season frolicking with all of DC's fab LGBT Jews...

Advance (til 8/20): $10
Regular/Door: $15
Volunteer: FREE (limited slots, arranged by 8/20)*


GLOE Youth & Family

Tashlich Picnic at Rock Creek Park

Sunday, September 28, 2014
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Rock Creek Park - Beach Dr.
Picnic Site #6 (Miller's Cabin, Just north of Military Rd. NW)

Tickets: FREE - RSVP Requested
All ages

Join GLOE Youth & Family to celebrate the New Year with other LGBT individuals, couples, teens, kids and families!

We'll gather in Rock Creek Park for a casual afternoon of community, games and tashlich. Tashlich, which means "casting off" in Hebrew, is the High Holiday tradition of tossing bread crumbs into a flowing body of water, casting off the negatives of the past year and giving us a chance to reflect on our hopes for ourselves and families in the coming year. In addition to plenty of games, we're thrilled to have a new rabbi leading us in fun holiday-related activities. After the activity (for those who would like to participate), she'll lead us in casting our crumbs into Rock Creek, and together, we'll envision a sweet new year!

Please bring a picnic lunch and blanket for yourself (if you'd like), and we’ll provide everything else, including (kosher) dessert and challah, games and lots of ruach/spirit!



Extreme Recess Basketball
Helping kids with disabilities, with Pro Sean Mosley!

Sunday, August 10, 2014 | 11:00 am-1:30 pm
DCJCC (16th & Q)

MCCCS and Dreams for Kids DC present Extreme Recess at the DCJCC, with Pro Sean Mosley!

Extreme Recess clinics are 100% FREE and enable children with disabilities to enjoy sports and realize their full potential to succeed in all walks of life.
We'll team up volunteers and youth with disabilities to play basketball
drills, practice plays, and mini games! Check out the game/drills schedule online. Free lunch provided, sponsored by &pizza!

Questions? Contact Elena Frenkel:


NICE JEWISH GIRLS: Monthly Happy Hour
Thursday, August 13, 2014 | 6:30-9:00 pm
James Hoban's Irish Bar (1 Dupont Circle, NW)
Join the Nice Jewish Girls - a social group for Jewish Lesbian Women in the DC area - for our monthly happy hour! If you're new to the group (or not!), this is a great time to meet other NJGs, hang out and schmooze in a relaxed environment. Hoban's has always been very friendly to our group and has lots of outdoor seating, so that's where we'll be, unless it's raining. (If you're not sure who we are, just ask the hostess.) Please feel free to bring friends! Metro accessible: Dupont.  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.

NICE JEWISH BOYS: Monthly Happy Hour
Thursday, August (TBD), 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

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