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Josef Palermo,
Director of GLOE - The Kurlander Program for GLBTQ Outreach & Engagement at the Edlavitch DCJCC

It's that time of year again: Capital Pride returns to DC, and so does our week of programs to showcase the pride we have in our LGBTQ Jewish community all year long.


Join us for a baseball game at Nationals Park, bring your four-legged friends to the patio at Town Danceboutique for our happy hour, and come with the kids in your life to our LGBTQ family-friendly meet-up before the Capital Pride parade—then march with us to demonstrate LGBTQ inclusion in the local Jewish community!


Take a look below to learn more about these programs and other events happening this May with GLOE.

2018 Pride Banner
It's almost time for Capital Pride (otherwise known as "High Holidays for DC Gays") and GLOE is offering a full slate of events during Pride Week 2018 in our Nation's Capital.
UPCOMING

NIGHT OUT
AT NATIONALS PARK

Tuesday, June 5,
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Nationals Park

Join the Nice Jewish Girls, Nice Jewish Boys, GLOE, Bet Mishpachah, and friends at the ballpark for the 14th Annual Night OUT at Nationals Park!

Proceeds from ticket sales contribute to Team DC’s Student-Athlete Scholarships. Scholarships are awarded each year to local college-bound LGBTQ student-athletes who, through their role in academics and sports, have enhanced the perception of the LGBTQ community.

THE BIG, QUEER JEWISH
PRIDE HAPPY HOUR

Wednesday, June 6,
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Town Danceboutique

Stop by the patio at Town Danceboutique to join GLOE, Bet Mishpachah, Nice Jewish Girls, Nice Jewish Boys, and Gayyim for the annual Big, Queer Jewish Pride Happy Hour to kick off the 2018 Capital Pride weekend.

Since Pride is pretty much considered the queer High Holidays, come schmooze over booze with old friends and new faces in preparation for the weekend's festivities. Your dog(s) will be warmly welcomed at this "yappy hour" as well!

NATIONAL PRIDE SHABBAT
Friday, June 8,
6:15 PM
Sixth & I

On erev Pride (the night before the Capital Pride Parade), Rabbi Shira Stutman of Sixth & I, Bet Mishpachah's Rabbi Laurie Green, and members of GLOE lead an inclusive service celebrating the diversity of our community. Celebrate Pride with the entire Jewish community—LGBTQ and our allies.

Before services, mingle with old friends and new faces over light refreshments. Following happy hour and services, enjoy a kosher meal at our community Shabbat dinner, and enjoy a performance by queer Jewish comedian Stacey Axler.

MISHPACHA MEET-UP:
A PRE-PRIDE LGBTQ
FAMILY GATHERING

Saturday, June 9,
3:00 PM
Edlavitch DCJCC 

GLOE is proudly partnering with Adas Israel Congregation and Rainbow Families (the largest network of LGBTQ-parented families in the DC area) to host a family-friendly gathering of the Jewish community—and our friends/allies—in the Edlavitch DCJCC basketball gym before marching as one at the Capital Pride parade.

Beat the heat and join us for a short Shabbat program featuring readings and reflections on LGBTQ inclusion in Jewish life, and enjoy snacks and fun activities for kids in addition to making signs we'll carry in the parade! Afterwards, we’ll head over to our meet-up spot to queue for the parade together.

MARCHING FORWARD: DC'S JEWISH COMMUNITY MARCHES TOGETHER AT THE CAPITAL PRIDE PARADE
Saturday, June 9,
4:30 PM
Capital Pride Parade

The Jewish community marches together at the 43rd annual Capital Pride Parade, representing to all of DC the love, equality, and inclusion for which we stand.

Join GLOE's huge contingent of DC's LGBTQ Jews and allies for this fun event. Pre-register now to receive forthcoming details for marching with GLOE at the parade.

GLOE AT THE
2018 CAPITAL PRIDE FESTIVAL

Sunday, June 10,
12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Capital Pride Festival 

Visit the GLOE booth at Capital Pride, with the Capitol Building as our beautiful backdrop, for fun swag (including our buttons, like "Shalom, Felicia" and "I shvitz glitter"), all the news, and to connect with the LGBTQ Jewish community.

DRAG QUEEN STORY TIME & HAVDALAH
Friday, June 16,

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Temple Shalom

Join us for a fabulous and glamorous family Havdalah experience! There will be hands-on activities and a pizza dinner followed by local drag queens Miss Buffy Wilde and Cherry Snow reading stories with messages of tolerance and respect. We will close with a Havdalah ceremony and dance party. All ages welcome! Come as you are or as you want to be – costumes welcome, but not required.
Presented with Temple Shalom and PJ Library OF Greater Washington. This program is funded in part by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Initiative in Congregational Education (I.C.E.) grant program.