NATIONAL LGBTQ INAUGURATION SHABBAT
“STRENGTHENING ONE ANOTHER”
Bet Mishpachah, Keshet, and the Kurlander Program for GLBTQ Outreach and Engagement (GLOE) at the Edlavitch DCJCC are inviting DC residents and visitors to the National LGBTQ Inaugural Shabbat: "Strengthening One Another" on Friday, January 20. This program targets allies of the LGBTQ and Jewish communities who will be in the nation's capital for activities scheduled for Inauguration weekend, such as the "Women’s March on Washington" taking place January 21.
After an election cycle that featured a disturbing amount of racism, misogyny and anti-Semitism, many worry that the progress achieved by racial minorities, women, and queer people will be put at risk by the political changes coming to Washington. What are the threats to civil liberties and individual rights? How can minority groups work together to challenge them? Come find out how we can strengthen each other to continue tikkun olam, repair our broken world, and to find peace, joy, and community in Shabbat — featuring:
7:00 PM | panel discussion moderated by openly gay Jewish journalist James Kirchick, with the following speakers:
8:00 PM | progressive, egalitarian, inclusive Shabbat prayer service
9:00 PM | festive social hour and community reception
This special event will be a gathering place for those seeking to connect with other progressive Jews to reaffirm their values and strengthen their commitment to Tikkun Olam, the spiritual and communal repair of our broken world. Program organizers seek to unite the Jewish community in solidarity with others who face bigotry and intolerance. They also aim to provide participants an opportunity to find comfort in others who share many of the same goals of promoting justice and inclusion.
ALLIES OF THE LGBTQ JEWISH COMMUNITY ARE WELCOME
This event is free, but we encourage you to RSVP to reserve your spot.