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

In honor of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), GLOE is presenting a private tour of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum this Sunday, highlighting the Holocaust's impact on LGBTQ communities. In remembering the LGBTQ victims of the Holocaust, we'll also think of the modern-day persecution against LGBTQ people in places like Chechnya and ISIS-controlled territories. Then on Tuesday, GLOE joins forces with the Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse (JCADA) and the Morris Cafritz Center for Community Service at the Edlavitch DCJCC for a program focused on the #MeToo movement and achieving safe spaces for all.

Later this month, we welcome back openly gay Rabbi Gil Steinlauf and his Hineni seminar series for developing LGBTQ Jewish leaders.  His seminar on March 22 will examine the similar historical struggles shared by LGBTQ and Jewish communities, and how the narratives of past collective traumas can be reshaped to empower communal leadership.

Take a look below to learn more about these programs and other events (like our upcoming drag brunch!) happening this April with GLOE.

UPCOMING

OF BLESSED MEMORY:
HONORING THE LGBTQ LIVES LOST TO THE HOLOCAUST

Sunday, April 8,
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

GLOE invites you to a private tour of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, guided by curatorial assistant Jonathan Edelman and gay Holocaust survivor and Edlavitch DCJCC Board member Dr. Al Munzer. Following the tour, join us for a discussion with Dr. Jake Newsome, Campus Outreach Program Officer at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum with a Ph.D. in the LGBTQ history of the Holocaust.

Presented in partnership with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

(For accessibility/accommodation requests, please email gloe@edcjcc.org.)


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#METOO:
EVERYBODY KNOWS SOMEBODY

Tuesday, April 10,
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Edlavitch DCJCC

1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men are affected by domestic violence, dating abuse, or sexual assault and harassment. The #MeToo campaign has brought to light the extent that our friends, co-workers, and loved ones are affected by power-based violence, but how do we help? This session, held during Crime Victims Rights Awareness Week and Sexual Assault Awareness Month, will discuss the rights of survivors of power-based violence and how we can support survivors in our lives, named and unnamed. Learn from the Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse (JCADA) about the rights of survivors and how you can support those around you who have experienced harassment or assault.

Co-presented with the Morris Cafritz Center for Community Service.



TORAH & SEXUALITY:
JEWISH TEXTS & THE JOY OF SEX: WHAT TORAH SAYS ABOUT SEXUAL PLEASURE

Tuesday, April 17,
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Edlavitch DCJCC

It is often assumed that religious authorities are prudish, determined to suppress all sexual enjoyment. However, this isn’t necessarily the case in Judaism. Join the Edlavitch DCJCC's Director of Jewish Engagement Darya Watnick and local Jewish educator Becca Benoff in an exploration of classical Jewish texts containing statements ancient rabbis have made about sex that might surprise you.
HINENI:
QUEER JEWISH SOUL:
LEADING NEW LGBTQ PATHWAYS INTO JEWISH SPIRITUAL LIFE

Tuesday, April 24,
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Congregation Adas Israel 

In this seminar, we will look deeply into Jewish prayer and ritual and discover points of meaning and power that can speak to the LGBTQ experience. Together, we will explore how these insights can help us connect better to Jewish spiritual life. Finally, we will explore how we can lift up our insights to make Judaism a richer experience for all Jewish people.

NOT YOUR BUBBE'S BINGO:
DRAG BRUNCH & GAMES

Sunday, April 22,
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Edlavitch DCJCC

Join EntryPointDC, GLOE, and a some rowdy drag yentas for a boozy brunch complete with games like mah jongg, bingo, and canasta! Don’t know how to play? Don’t schvitz. We’ll have real bubbes on hand to teach you the rules so you can win some fabulous prizes.

$20 sober brunch ticket
Includes: unlimited juice and coffee, brunch buffet

$25 in advance (by 4/15) | $30 at the door (if not sold out)
Includes: unlimited drinks from our mimosa bar, juice and coffee, brunch buffet

*Volunteer - Get free entrance to the event in exchange for helping us out! Limited slots are available, and you must register as a volunteer in advance. Contact stacym@edcjcc.org.
Presented with the EntryPointDC, the 20s & 30s program of the Edlavitch DCJCC.
This event is supported by a grant from Jewish Food Experience,
a program of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.
(For accessibility/accommodation requests, please email gloe@edcjcc.org.)