Presented by GLOE.
In partnership with The Human Rights Campaign's Religion & Faith Program.
This event is supported by LGBTQ synagogue Bet Mishpachah, Israeli House Washington הבית הישראלי בוושינגטון, and The Embassy of Israel in the United States.
Liz Savopoulos • Tony Cohn • Jennifer Heiser
Evan Caplan (co-chair) • Shane Cusumano (co-chair)
$54 - Mensch ticket* (includes preferred seating, early meal service, entry to the private reception, and special recognition in the program) Help bring more people to the table!
$36 - General admission ticket
$30 - Pre-sale general admission ticket (until March 3)
*Mensch Tickets help us subsidize the cost of the regular tickets, making the seder more accessible to all. Thanks for helping to bring more of our community to the table!
*Ticket Assistance: Please get in touch if the cost of a ticket is prohibitive. We want you there!
Contact GLOE at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-777-3253.
Frequently Asked Questions
To attend, do I have to be LGBTQ? Do I have to be Jewish? (Observant? Old? Young? Ashkenazi? Sephardic? etc.)
Nope. We welcome everyone who would like to join our LGBTQ seder and celebrate Passover's lessons of freedom! In fact,
every year, we have a beautiful mix of people. Some are LGBTQ and
Jewish, some are not. All are welcome, and (if they choose) can easily
participate in a variety of ways - singing, reading, discussing ideas,
or just generally being among the community.
What if I don't read Hebrew?
Not a problem. Most of the seder is in English, and anything in Hebrew also appears in English transliteration.
What about dinner? Is it kosher?
There is a delicious catered dinner at the National Rainbow Seder. As with all EDCJCC events, the food we serve is kosher, as well as this meal. It is a milchig/dairy meal. Questions? email@example.com or 202-777-3253
We're happy to provide ASL or other interpretation upon advance notice. The Human Rights Campaign building is wheelchair/mobility device accessible. If you need other accomodations to allow you to fully participate in the seder (or simply have questions), please let us know in advance and we'll be happy to help: firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-777-3253.
Is there a dress code? What should I wear?
There is no official dress code. Most people dress as they would for a family seder or holiday - dressed nicely, a little dressed up, but not overly formally. (For many people that could mean a button-down or sweater, a skirt/dress, a jacket, slacks, etc. Most people do not wear jeans.) Please wear what feels appropriate to you to celebrate the holiday.
Is it appropriate to bring kids?
Yes! The seder is not specifically a "kids" seder, but our atmosphere is fun and festive! Please note that, as a group, we will be reading our Haggadah and discussing its ideas, which includes the mention of serious and challenging topics. We trust you to use your judgment: you know your kids best. Get in touch with us with any questions.
We welcome all who would like to participate.
What about transportation?
The HRC is located at 1640 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036. (MAP)
Public Transportation: The HRC is in Dupont Cirlce, and only a few blocks from two red line Metro Stations: Dupont Circle (South exit) and Farragut North.
Driving: There are many paid parking lots in the area.There is NO parking lot at the HRC. Street parking is often available within a few blocks, but it's a busy neighborhood, so leave yourself time for whichever option you choose.
For more information, please contact GLOE Director, Josef Palermo at 202-777-3253 or email@example.com.