Connecting GLBT Jews at the DCJCC
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-UPCOMING GLOE EVENTS-
Sun, May 26 - Community Service: Demolition for the DC Center
Wed, May 29 - Big, Queer Jewish Pride Happy Hour
Fri, May 31 - Pride Shabbat & Schmooze with 6th & I
Fri, June 7 - Erev Pride - Shabbat & Oneg with Bet Mish
Sat, June 8 - March with GLOE at the Capital Pride Parade!
Sun, June 9 - Capital Pride Festival
Sun, June 9 - Film Screening: Love Free or Die
Tue, June 18 - Film Screening: Yossi
Sun, August 25 - 8th Annual GLOE Pool Party
Sun, September 8 - GLOE Youth & Family: Tashlich Picnic @ Rock Creek Park
OTHER EVENTS IN THE COMMUNITY
Keep an eye out for future demo/building projects!
GLOE Community Service!
Demolition for the DC Center
Sunday, May 26
Location: Reeves Center
2000 14th St NW (Corner of 14th & U St, NW)
(INFO HERE) SOLD OUT!
The DC Center for the LGBT Community finally got a permanent home, but they need our help to renovate! They were awarded a great ground-floor space, twice the size of their current home, but it's nowhere close to "move in ready." (Relocation News) The first step is demolition! GLOE will help the DCJCC's Behrend Builders to clear out the old and make space for a brand new center to help serve our LGBT community. (All muscles - great and small - will be useful!)
So grab your sledgehammer*, smash some walls, and help this great community organization.
*Sledgehammer not actually required. We'll handle the supplies; you just bring the effort. And appropriate footwear.
In partnership with the DCJCC's Behrend Builders and MCCCS
Celebrate Capital Pride 2013 with GLOE!
Big Queer Jewish Pride Happy Hour
Wednesday, May 29
(RSVP on Facebook)
Celebrate Pride Kick-Off Day! The LGBT Jewish DC groups (Nice Jewish Girls, Nice Jewish Boys, Gayyim, Bet Mishpachah and GLOE) are gathering once again for the queerest, Jewish-est happy hour of the year!
Pride Shabbat & Schmooze @ Sixth & I
Friday, May 31
Happy Hour - 6:45 pm | Service - 7:30 pm
Location: Sixth & I Historic Synagogue (6th & I, NW)
Admission - Happy Hour: $6 | Service: FREE
GLOE and Sixth & I are teaming up for a fab Pride Shabbat & Schmooze! Meet other LGBT Jews over light kosher refreshments and drinks at the Happy Hour. Then, enjoy a spiritual Shabbat service together, led by 6th & I's Rabbi Shira and special guests, that celebrates our shared community.
Erev Pride - Shabbat and Oneg @ Bet Mish
Friday, June 7 | 8:00 pm
Location: DCJCC - Community Hall (16th & Q, NW)
All are invited to celebrate loud and proud with the Bet Mishpachah and GLOE communities at Bet Mish’s annual Erev Pride Shabbat Service. The coming of Shabbat is always joyful, and during Pride Week, it’s a party! A festive oneg (refreshments and social) follows the service.
Capital Pride Parade
Saturday, June 8
Line-up - 3:30 pm
Parade begins - 4:30 pm
Registration - FREE | Registration with t-shirt - $7
(MORE INFO and SIGN UP)
March with GLOE at the fabulous 38th Annual Capital Pride Parade! Join our contingent of DC LGBTQ Jews and our friends for this fun event. Expect singing, dancing and maybe even a little skipping...
Let's represent the equality and social justice that the Jewish community stands for! Bring your own queer-Jewish-supportive signs, wear a GLOE t-shirt, or just show up and enjoy all marching fun! ALL ARE WELCOME!
Fantastic NEW t-shirts this year!
Pick from: "I Heart Nice Jewish Girls," "I Heart Nice Jewish Boys," and "I Heart Nice Jewish Queers" - in all the colors of the rainbow!
Capital Pride Festival
Sunday, June 9
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pennsylvania Ave, in front of the US Capital Building
Celebrate with GLOE and our LGBT Jewish friends as we reach out to the Jewish community! Find the GLOE booth for snarky swag, and all the latest.
Film Screening: Love Free or Die
Sunday, June 9 | 3:00 pm
DCJCC (16th & Q)
Love Free or Die is a documentary about a man - Bishop Gene Robinson - whose two defining passions much of the world cannot reconcile: his love for God and for his partner Mark. It is about church and state, love and marriage, faith and identity — and one man's struggle to dispel the notion that God's love has limits.
The incredible follow-up film to the modern classic, Yossi & Jagger
Film Screening: YOSSI
Tuesday, June 18 | 7:30 pm
(MORE INFO & PURCHASE TIX)
Dir. Eytan Fox (83min, Israel, 2012) Strand Releasing
In Hebrew with English Subtitles
Eytan Fox returns to the check in on the lead of his tragic romance, Yossi & Jagger, with an all-star Israeli cast of Ohad Knoller, Lior Ashkenazi, Oz Zehavi, and Orly Silbersatz Banai in tow.
Ten years have passed and Yossi is living a lonely existence in Tel Aviv, seeking retreat in his work as a doctor. When an emotional meeting unfolds in his consulting room, stirring up long suppressed memories of his relationship with Jagger, Yossi decides to take off on a long overdue holiday.
Driving through the desolate streets of southern Israel, stark images of city life eventually give way to rolling road trip beauty and when he chances on a group of young, lively soldiers, he finally wakes up from his decade-long slumber.
(Watch the trailer)
In partnership with WJFF Year-Round
8th Annual, End-of-Summer
GLOE Pool Party
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Advance (til 8/21): $10
Beat the DC summer heat with GLOE at this friendly summer social! Take a dip in the pool, show off your game skills, and enjoy tons of refreshments while schmoozing with friends.
Your ticket includes:
♥ lots of food and drinks (yes, that includes beer, wine, and other options)
♥ swimming, games, and plenty of space to kick back
♥ plus unlimited end-of-season frolicking with all of DC's fab LGBT Jews...
Find out more and grab a ticket for this event that always draws a big, gorgeous crowd.
OTHER EVENTS IN THE COMMUNITY
NICE JEWISH BOYS: Matzo Balls Championship!
Thursday, May 23 - 8:00 pm
The matzo balls have made it all the way to the kickball championship! Lets show our support and cheer them on and then get drunk at JR's as either a victory dance or to celebrate the season. Meet at stead field (behind JR's) at 7:50 pm since the game starts at 8. The only way to enter is through the front of the park which is behind the playground off of P street. For those of you who have not been to a kickball game they are a lot of fun to watch! (MORE INFO)
Screening & Discussion: “Mom and Dad, I Have Something to Tell You”
May 28, 2013 | 7:00-9:00 pm
JCC of Greater Washington (6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD)
“Mom and Dad, I have something to tell you” is a documentary film about the journey parents are forced to take once their children tell them they are gay or lesbian. Until now all documentaries about the subject of coming out of the closet have been from the point of view of the person taking that step, and for the first time we try to understand what happens to parents after their child tells them he/she is gay or lesbian.
This sensitive and earnest film features and is narrated by Assi Azar, one of the rising TV stars in Israel, a screen writer and the host of the Israeli version of “Big Brother.” His personal story unfolds, including the first heart to heart conversation between Assi and his parents since he came out when he was 24.
Learn more about the Parent & Family Connection, providing confidential peer support for parents and family members of lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer Jews. (Co-sponsored by the JCC of Greater Washington, Keshet’s Parent & Family Connection, & Rockville Open House) - FREE (MORE INFO and TRAILER)
Jews United for Justice: Maryland Community Meeting
Sunday June 2 | 4:00-6:30 pm
Temple Shalom - 8401 Grubb Rd, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
At community meetings, we gather to catch up on JUFJ's recent and upcoming work, and learn how to get involved. This time, we'll be voting to chose JUFJ's next Maryland campaign! Come be part of JUFJ's grassroots leadership and help choose our next project in Maryland. We'll provide snacks to nosh on (vegetarian/kosher). Please RSVP so that we know how much food to order. Childcare will be provided, if you want this service please email email@example.com. Spread the word! (MORE INFO)
NATIONAL SURVEY: Transgender Youth Needed for Research Study
GLSEN is seeking transgender high school students to be interviewed as part of a research study. We’re looking for student opinions about possible ways of asking questions about gender. The information will be used to help develop questions that may be used on national surveys of adolescents. Students who are interviewed will receive a $25 gift card to Amazon.com. If you . . . •identify as transgender or genderqueer •are between 14-18 years old •are attending school in the U.S. and are in grades 9-12 •have access to a phone and the Internet (and be able to be on both at the same time) •would like more information about participating, visit: http://glsen.us/YHSProject for more information and to participate.
NICE JEWISH BOYS: Monthly Happy Hour (usually 3rd Thursday each month)
Thursdays | 7:00 pm
Number Nine - 1435 P St NW
Come join Nice Jewish Boys at our monthly Happy Hour. Come to Number Nine for to meet lots of friendly NJBs. Bring friends and RSVP on Facebook! NJB is a DC-based social network geared around gay Jewish guys in their 20s. We meet regularly for events such as happy hours, movie nights, holiday parties and more. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook for more info: facebook.com/NJB.DC.
World Congress of GLBT Jews: Keshet Ga'Avah
21st World Conference of GLBT Jews
July 5-7, 2013 | Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Keshet l’dor v’dor, Rainbow of Pride from Generation to Generation, will feature keynotes by Joy Ladin (Through the Door of Life), Jay Michaelson (God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality) and Lesléa Newman (A Letter to Harvey Milk; In Every Laugh A Tear, and Heather Has Two Mommies), plus local, national and international speakers and entertainers. With the development of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, this is the place to celebrate diversity! MORE INFO: keshetldorvdor.com
YIDDISH BOOK CENTER: Tent: Encounters with Jewish Culture (Workshops)
Tent: Encounters with Jewish Culture will present immersive, intense, free, weeklong workshops for Jewish twentysomething. Its goal is to connect curious and generally unaffiliated participants with serious Jewish learning through a series of small group, weeklong programs exploring diverse aspects of contemporary Jewish culture. 2 remaining sessions in 2013: Creative Writing, June 2-9 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA; and Jewish Theater, August 4-11 in New York City (with a special appearance by Tony Kushner!) More Info: tentsite.org
ROCKVILLE OPEN HOUSE
Monthly Meeting (1st Thursday each month, 6:30-8:30 pm)
Rockville Open House (ROH) is a supervised, safe gathering space for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer, questioning,or intersex (LGBTQQI) teens, and their friends and allies, between the ages of 13-18 yrs old. ROH is open once a month, from6:30-8:30 pm 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.
MAUTNER PROJECT: Bereavement Group for Lesbian, Bisexual and Same-gender Loving Women
Thursdays, 7:00 pm
Our Bereavement Group is a supportive gathering for lesbian, bisexual, and same-gender loving women who have recently lost a loved one due to any cause. The weekly meetings are a peer-facilitated safe space to connect and share experiences with other women. Discussion topics may include myths and realities of mourning, physical effects of grief, and coping skills. The group is free, but RSVP is required for your first session. Please contact us at 202.332.5536 or email@example.com for more information.
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 Jessica Moss at 202-797-3580 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.