Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

15th Annual National Rainbow Seder

Sunday, April 2, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Edlavitch DCJCC
1529 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States

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Join GLOE and Rabbi Jenna Stein Turow of the Den Collective for this annual event to celebrate Passover through an LGBTQ lens.

Now in its fifteenth year, the National Rainbow Seder is one of the nation’s largest and longest-running Passover seders for the queer Jewish community and its allies, is presented by GLOE - GLBTQ Outreach & Engagement at the Edlavitch DCJCC and our 2023 partners, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, Bet Mishpachah Congregation, Washington Hebrew Congregation, Adas Israel Congregation, Den Collective, Embasy of Israel, Nice Jewish Boys, Nice Jewish Girls, Capital Qvellers, GatherDC, Young Leadership of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and more announced soon.

Hosted inside at the Edlavitch DCJCC, this year’s program will focus on the theme of Parting the Chaos of the World: A Moment of Peace and will feature a full Passover seder complete with a specially-commissioned Haggadah (the Jewish text containing the Passover story) retelling the traditional tale of Jewish triumphs of resistance alongside the hard-fought progress made by the LGBTQ equality movement over the past decade since the National Rainbow Seder's inception.

We’ll enjoy a special Passover meal as we read our own Haggadah and perform its festive rituals with the Jewish LGBTQ community and our friends.

6:00 - 8:30 PM | Seder, with Dinner Program 

Featuring Speaker 

Raphael Marcus, HIAS’ Senior Vice President for Programs


The program is for all ages.

*We will not be checking vaccination cards like last year but we encourage attendees to take a rapid COVID test before attending our program and we welcome you to wear a mask if you wish.

If the cost of this program is prohibitive, please email Stacy at

Registration closes Friday, March 24 at 4:00 PM

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