August 6, 2014 at 10:05 am EST | by Staff reports
Bet Mish holds summer matchmaking ‘Gayla’
Tu B'Av, gay news, Washington Blade

Tu B’Av is a day of love in Jewish tradition and a traditional matchmaking day.

Bet Mishpachah, Washington’s only LGBT Jewish congregation, presents “Summer Lovin’: a LGBTQ Singles Gayla” Saturday from 6-10 p.m. at the Chasleton Ballroom (at 16th and R streets, N.W.).

The “Gayla” is to celebrate Tu B’Av, a day of love in Jewish tradition and a traditional matchmaking day. In recent decades Israeli civil culture promotes festivals of singing and dancing on the night of Tu B’Av.  In its modern incarnation it is gradually becoming a Hebrew-Jewish Day of Love, slightly resembling Valentine’s Day in English-speaking countries.  Bet Mishpachah will host the event with an LGBT twist for Jewish singles and their friends.

Admission is $5 in advance or $8 at the door (cash only). Register at betmish.org.

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