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GLOE CALENDAR

at a glance

JULY

Sunday, July 17 - Food for Thought: On Food Justice
Volunteer Projects around DC

Wednesday, July 20 - Queering the Mikveh: Waters of Radical Inclusion


AUGUST

Sunday, August 28 - Faygelehs & Bagelehs
Annual End-of Summer/Fall Kick-Off Gathering


Other Events in the Community
Events, Israel Trips, Ongoing Support Groups - In the Community


UPCOMING GLOE EVENTS


 
Food for Thought: On Food Justice

Sunday, July 17, 2016
Volunteer Projects around DC
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GLOE is joining with the DCJCC's Social Justice program to take action on issues of Food Justice - with related service projects all over the DC area.
At the National Rainbow Seder this year, we focused on The Hidden Hungry in our community, and this project is one way you can have a real impact.

   
Queering the Mikveh:
Waters of Radical Inclusion

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 | 7:00 pm
MORE INFO: Coming Soon!

Join Rabbi Sarah Tasman, Director of InterfaithFamily/DC, and GLOE to explore the radical mikveh experiences that modern Jews are creating to reclaim this ancient Jewish ritual bath.
 


Faygelehs & Bagelehs
Annual End-of Summer Social

Sunday, August 28, 2016 | 11:00 am
DCJCC (16th & Q)
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Beat the DC summer heat with GLOE at this friendly social, filled with music, cold drinks (including mimosas!), delightful conversation, and of course, the good bagels.

GLOE wants you to get schmoozey, kick back, and find out about some great events coming up. Take the time to reconnect with the fabulous faygelehs and the whole Jewish LGBTQ community.

   

IN THE COMMUNITY

EVENTS

ISRAEL TRIPS

HONEYMOON ISRAEL
July 15-Aug 31: Application period for next DC trips
(DC Trip Dates: March 2-12, 2017; Sept 7-17, 2017)
Honeymoon Israel provides highly subsidized trips to Israel for couples to share fun, meaningful experiences with each other and build friendships and community with peers. On Honeymoon Israel, you will experience Israel’s culture, beauty, and society over nine days in a way you could never do on your own. You and 20 other couples will spend nine days hitting the best tourist spots—as well as unique experiences you wouldn’t get on a standard vacation, like meals with local families and meetings with high-level public officials and business leaders. Honeymoon Israel is a completely inclusive program—we welcome Jewish/Jewish, interfaith, and LGBTQ couples. To participate, couples must be in their first 5 years of marriage or lifelong, committed relationship, have at least one Jewish partner, and one partner between the ages of 25 and 40.

ONGOING SUPPORT GROUPS & OPPORTUNITIES

ROCKVILLE OPEN HOUSE - LGBTQ Jewish Teen Safe Space Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 | 6:30-8:30 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. (No July or August meetings.) Location: Teen Lounge, at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville). MORE INFO: rockvilleopenhouse.org or facebook.com/rockvilleopenhouse

GAMMA: Peer Support Group for Men in Mixed-Orientation Relationships
2nd & 4th Fridays of each month | 7:30-9:30 pm
Saint Thomas' Parish Episcopal Church (1772 Church St, NW, DC)
GAMMA is a confidential peer support group for men who are gay, bisexual, questioning or don't identify themselves as any of the above, but who are attracted to men; AND who are, or who were, married or otherwise involved with a woman. GAMMA has met continuously in DC since 1978, and last year began to offer meeting in Northern Virginia. GAMMA Meetings in DC are year-round at Saint Thomas' Parish Episcopal Church, a short walk from the Dupont Circle Red Line Metro station. GAMMA is a safe, confidential place to discuss and explore these issues with other like-minded men.  GAMMA is not affiliated with any religious, political, or social organizations. MORE INFO: GAMMAinDC.org

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: info@mautnerproject.org. The groups are free, but RSVP is required for your first session.

WHITMAN-WALKER HEALTH: Peer Support Groups
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 peersupport@whitman-walker.org.

WASHINGTON POST - Date Lab: Women Seeking Women Partners
The Washington Post's matchmaking segment, "Date Lab," is looking for women to set up and send out on dates with other women, since they looking for more queer representation, especially with women couples. Apply online (free; 10 minutes) and they'll be in touch when they find a match. The Post will send you out for dinner and drinks up to $125, and then your date will be featured in their Date Lab series. MORE INFO

Director: Halley Cohen
(202) 777-3253
gloe@washingtondcjcc.org

Founder and Past Chair:
Stuart S. Kurlander

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

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

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

GLOE Intern:
Azariah Kurlantzick
GLOEintern@washingtondcjcc.org

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Community Partner
DC Jewish LGBTQ organizations


Congregation:
Bet Mishpachah

Social Groups:
Nice Jewish Boys Social Group

Nice Jewish Girls Social Group

Gayyim DC: a social group for Jewish GBT men

GLOE is honored to be recognized nationally as a communal game-changer once again, and we’re especially excited to be included in the first-ever DC Edition of the Slingshot Guide, recognizing the most innovative Jewish organizations in the region.

Thank you to everyone who helps us create fabulous, inclusive Jewish community every day.

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(GLOE's Slingshot profile)