LGBT

Explore the calendar listings below for social and cultural events, educational excursions and more opportunities targeted toward the needs and interests of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community. Browse the postings and explore organizations and events that may be interesting to you.

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Upcoming Events
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Fri
Oct
  19
2:20 PM - 5:00 PM
 
The Tasman Center for Jewish Creativity
3101 12th Street Northeast, Washington DC 20017
Autumn is a natural time for transitions as the weather begins to turn colder, and leaves change color and begin to fall away. As we move into the season of fall, what are you willing to change or do differently? This workshop will allow you to carve out space for a mini-retreat which will include yoga, meditation, reflection, watercolor painting and intention setting at Bluebird Sky Yoga. Led by Erin Brindle, Art Therapist and Sarah Tasman, community rabbi. Work/Trade opportunities/Scholarship...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), GLBT, Interfaith, DC, Arts & Culture, Fitness & Wellness
Event Cost:  more than $50; $75

 
 
Sat
Oct
  20
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
 
Shirat HaNefesh
8814 Kensington Parkway, Chevy Chase MD 20815
Come meet our Rabbi, board members, and members of our congregation. We are a “come as you are” non-denominational Jewish community. Come see what our Synagogue has to offer.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, GLBT, Interfaith, Seniors, Maryland, Non-denominational, Adult Education, Children/Teens/Family, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Mon
Oct
  22
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
 
HIAS (HIAS Headquarters)
1300 Spring Street, Suite 500, Silver Spring MD 20910
At the beginning of 2018, HIAS adopted a holistic model of services by offering a range of psychosocial and educational support to assist legal clients in their navigation of life in the United States. We are excited to announce that we will be training the next cohort of HIAS Direct Service Volunteers this winter. The first step in becoming a volunteer is attending one of our Information Sessions. At this information session, interested applicants can learn more about our Direct Service Volunte...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), GLBT, Seniors, Maryland, Advocacy, Volunteer
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Oct
  24
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
 
HIAS (HIAS Headquarters)
1300 Spring Street, Suite 500, Silver Spring MD 20910
At the beginning of 2018, HIAS adopted a holistic model of services by offering a range of psychosocial and educational support to assist legal clients in their navigation of life in the United States. We are excited to announce that we will be training the next cohort of HIAS Direct Service Volunteers this winter. The first step in becoming a volunteer is attending one of our Information Sessions. At this information session, interested applicants can learn more about our Direct Service Volunte...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), GLBT, Seniors, Maryland, Advocacy, Volunteer
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
Oct
  30
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
 
The Tasman Center for Jewish Creativity
11301 Neelsville Church Road, Germantown MD 20876
As we transition from the energy of summer to the contemplative cool of fall, take time to mark, honor and create ritual around life transitions. Our lives revolve around transitions. Some are tied to ritual, but many significant transitions, however, are not: retirement, becoming a grandparent, completing a time of healing or recovery, marking the anniversary of a loved ones passing, becoming an empty nester, graduation, job changes, a milestone birthday, weaning a child, or even making an impo...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), GLBT, Interfaith, Seniors, Maryland, Fitness & Wellness
Event Cost:  more than $50; $90

 
 
Thu
Nov
  15
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Washington Jewish Film Festival)
7235 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda MD 20814
Tsivia Barkai Yacov’s auspicious debut tackles a teen girl’s sexual awakening, set against the backdrop of an East Jerusalem settlement. Benny’s mother died giving birth to her, and she grew up alone with her caring yet patriarchal father. He is a figure of authority and a mentor for many people in their ultra-religious community but can be overbearing at times. As Benny begins questioning her father’s utopian nationalism and strict religiosity, she’s thrown into emotional turmoil when she meet...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), GLBT, Women & Girls, Teens, Maryland, Advocacy, Arts & Culture, Israel
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $13.50

 
 
Sun
Dec
  16
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
 
Congregation Etz Hayim (Congregation Etz Hayim (Conservative))
2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington VA 22204
Embrace all of our neighbors by engaging in dialogue with a member of the Transgender Advocacy Speakers Bureau. Our speaker will help us build a better understanding of transgender life experiences through storytelling and open, candid discussion.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), GLBT, Interfaith, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Adult Education, Advocacy, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Mar
  31
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd., Rockville MD 20852
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series. Immerse yourself in an Israel journey designed to energize, inspire and nurture your mind, body and spirit. Explore Israel’s culture, society, innovation and majesty through the lens that reflects your passions. Options include: - Tapestry for the Senses: Arts, Food, & Culture - Advancing Israel: Innovation & Entrepreneurship - Israel in Motion: Outdoor Adventure & Eco-Action - Beyond the Headlines: Politics &...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, GLBT, Interfaith, Seniors, Singles, Women & Girls, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Leadership Development, Professional Development, Israel
Event Cost:  

 
 
Mon
Apr
  1
12:00 AM - 11:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd., Rockville MD 20852
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series. Immerse yourself in an Israel journey designed to energize, inspire and nurture your mind, body and spirit. Explore Israel’s culture, society, innovation and majesty through the lens that reflects your passions. Options include: - Tapestry for the Senses: Arts, Food, & Culture - Advancing Israel: Innovation & Entrepreneurship - Israel in Motion: Outdoor Adventure & Eco-Action - Beyond the Headlines: Politics &...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, GLBT, Interfaith, Seniors, Singles, Women & Girls, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Leadership Development, Professional Development, Israel
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
Apr
  2
12:00 AM - 11:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd., Rockville MD 20852
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series. Immerse yourself in an Israel journey designed to energize, inspire and nurture your mind, body and spirit. Explore Israel’s culture, society, innovation and majesty through the lens that reflects your passions. Options include: - Tapestry for the Senses: Arts, Food, & Culture - Advancing Israel: Innovation & Entrepreneurship - Israel in Motion: Outdoor Adventure & Eco-Action - Beyond the Headlines: Politics &...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, GLBT, Interfaith, Seniors, Singles, Women & Girls, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Leadership Development, Professional Development, Israel
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Apr
  3
12:00 AM - 11:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd., Rockville MD 20852
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series. Immerse yourself in an Israel journey designed to energize, inspire and nurture your mind, body and spirit. Explore Israel’s culture, society, innovation and majesty through the lens that reflects your passions. Options include: - Tapestry for the Senses: Arts, Food, & Culture - Advancing Israel: Innovation & Entrepreneurship - Israel in Motion: Outdoor Adventure & Eco-Action - Beyond the Headlines: Politics &...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, GLBT, Interfaith, Seniors, Singles, Women & Girls, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Leadership Development, Professional Development, Israel
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Apr
  4
12:00 AM - 11:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd., Rockville MD 20852
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series. Immerse yourself in an Israel journey designed to energize, inspire and nurture your mind, body and spirit. Explore Israel’s culture, society, innovation and majesty through the lens that reflects your passions. Options include: - Tapestry for the Senses: Arts, Food, & Culture - Advancing Israel: Innovation & Entrepreneurship - Israel in Motion: Outdoor Adventure & Eco-Action - Beyond the Headlines: Politics &...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, GLBT, Interfaith, Seniors, Singles, Women & Girls, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Leadership Development, Professional Development, Israel
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
Apr
  5
12:00 AM - 11:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd., Rockville MD 20852
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series. Immerse yourself in an Israel journey designed to energize, inspire and nurture your mind, body and spirit. Explore Israel’s culture, society, innovation and majesty through the lens that reflects your passions. Options include: - Tapestry for the Senses: Arts, Food, & Culture - Advancing Israel: Innovation & Entrepreneurship - Israel in Motion: Outdoor Adventure & Eco-Action - Beyond the Headlines: Politics &...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, GLBT, Interfaith, Seniors, Singles, Women & Girls, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Leadership Development, Professional Development, Israel
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
Apr
  6
12:00 AM - 11:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd., Rockville MD 20852
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series. Immerse yourself in an Israel journey designed to energize, inspire and nurture your mind, body and spirit. Explore Israel’s culture, society, innovation and majesty through the lens that reflects your passions. Options include: - Tapestry for the Senses: Arts, Food, & Culture - Advancing Israel: Innovation & Entrepreneurship - Israel in Motion: Outdoor Adventure & Eco-Action - Beyond the Headlines: Politics &...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, GLBT, Interfaith, Seniors, Singles, Women & Girls, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Leadership Development, Professional Development, Israel
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Apr
  7
12:00 AM - 11:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd., Rockville MD 20852
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series. Immerse yourself in an Israel journey designed to energize, inspire and nurture your mind, body and spirit. Explore Israel’s culture, society, innovation and majesty through the lens that reflects your passions. Options include: - Tapestry for the Senses: Arts, Food, & Culture - Advancing Israel: Innovation & Entrepreneurship - Israel in Motion: Outdoor Adventure & Eco-Action - Beyond the Headlines: Politics &...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, GLBT, Interfaith, Seniors, Singles, Women & Girls, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Leadership Development, Professional Development, Israel
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Apr
  14
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Gesher Jewish Day School
4800 Mattie Moore Court, Fairfax VA 22030
Save the date for the Gesher JDS 36th Anniversary Guardian of the Bridge Gala
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Couples, GLBT, Interfaith, Seniors, Singles, Women & Girls, Northern Virginia, Non-denominational, Children/Teens/Family, Community-Wide/Festivals, Fundraising/Philanthropy, History/Education, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost: