Friday, September 7, 2012

Register: Nehirim:Queer Shabbaton DC October 26th-28th

October 26-28, 2012-Washington, DCRegistration is now open: click here to register. The Queer Shabbaton DC is a weekend-long “urban retreat” of community, culture, and spirituality for LGBT Jews, partners, & allies. Fun, stimulating and inspiring, the Queer Shabbaton returns to DC for a second time in the fall of 2012, co-presented with GLOE: The Kurlander Program for GLBT Outreach & Engagement at the Washington DCJCC, and Congregation Bet Mishpachah.                                                              Queer Shabbaton weekends generally attract 100-150 LGBT Jews (plus straight allies and non-Jewish partners) from across the religious-ideological spectrum, ranging in age from 18-70(usually, most are in their 20s-40s), and with a wide variety of gender and sexual orientation identities.  Transgender nice Jewish boys, avowed atheists, couples and singles, men, women, and the rest of us—there are people like you at Nehirim! At this year’s QSDC, special programming for students as well —we’d love to again have a large turnout of students at the Shabbaton.
When: 5pm on Friday, October 26 through 1pm on Sunday, October 28, 2012., Where: DCJCC,16th & Q Streets, Washington, DC, How much: Sliding scale from $95-195. Financial aid available. Please click a link to learn more: Tachlis (Logistics): Cost, Transportation, Housing, etc.Financial AidSample ScheduleHalachic informationPresenters and EducatorsOur Partners and Sponsors

Tachlis (Logistics): Cost, Housing, Transportation, etc.

Pricing ( meals and program cost.Housing is on your own),Early Bird Extra Discount Rate (until September 15):$95, Student/Financial Need Rate:$120,Standard Rate: $160, Supporter Rate: $195 Click here to register. Housing & Location: The Queer Shabbaton will be held at the DCJCC at 1529 16th Street NW (at Q), Washington DC, 20036.  We will not be providing housing or transportation to the retreat. Need a place to stay? Check out our Ride & Housing Boards by clicking here. Coming from NYC?  Check the ride-board for carpools, and buy your Megabus/BoltBus tickets now for $1 each way!                                                                                                                                                                                                Financial Assistance-To apply for financial aidplease click here.  Although the price of the Shabbaton is already heavily subsidized, we are pleased to have scholarship money available thanks to the generosity of individual Nehirimniks who want to make this experience available to others. Financial aid is available through a simple application process which takes five minutes to complete. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please apply here.  Note, you do not need to apply for the “student/financial need rate” — an application is only required if you are unable to pay that amount. The first batch of financial aid will be given out right after Labor Day.  After that, if there is aid remaining, it will be given out on a rolling basis.  Please note, all participants will be asked to pay what they are able to pay. If you are able to support financial aid, please donate here and indicate that your donation is for QSDC financial aid.  Donations are fully tax-deductible and go 100% to financial aid for retreat participants.  We give out what we receive.

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