Newsletter 2

Jewish Compatriots,

Hello on behalf of Gather The Jews.  We fortunately finished up the creation process before Friday night, but unlike other previous creators, we didn’t do everything perfectly, so I hope you will be patient with us as we continue to improve the website.  Of primary importance to us is the calendar–we want this to be a useful, user-friendly, and comprehensive device.  On this note, we encourage you to notify us of any Jewish events that you do not see posted on the calendar.  Thank you.

So… Ready for another exciting Jewish week?  If not, then I suggest you first watch this video:

For more info, or to see the Jewish guy and girl of the week, go to

Special Discounts Brought To You By Gather The Jews:

– Go to the national AIPAC Policy Conference!  This three day event will feature many top diplomats and officials from Israel and United States.  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be speaking on one night.  Special discount available to those who are Birthright Israel alumni and contact me immediately. Tickets are normally $500, but this opportunity reduces them to $150

– See the play “Andy Warhol – Good for the Jews?” at the DC JCC on Thursday, March 18, at 7:30.  Tickets are being offered at a special discounted rate of $18 (normally $42) to the first 15 people to register through Gather The Jews.  Contact me if you are interested.

Shabbat Options

What: 6th in the City Shabbat: The Sabbath Manifest.
Where: 6th and I Synagogue
When: 6:30 pm – Pre-service socializing, drinks, and appetizers 7:15 pm – Shabbat service, followed by drinks and dinner
Theme: Sixth & I is teaming up with Reboot to empower you to take the Sabbath back. Sabbath Manifesto, a national project designed to slow down lives, is based on 10 core principles.
More info:

What: DC Minyan Shabbat
Where: DC JCC
When: 5:54 Candle lighting. 6:00 – 7:00 services
Theme: DC Minyan is a traditional egalitarian Jewish community. Seating is separate for men and women without a mechitzah.

What: Adas Israel March Madness Shir Delight
Where: Adas Israel
When: 7:00 to 9:00
Description: Sport your favorite college colors at our special March Madness Shir Delight. Your favorite college food will be served. FREE oneg happy hour starts at 7PM followed by Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv services at 8PM.
More info:!/event.php?eid=391544113664

Featured Events

Thursday, March 10, 2010 – Joel Pollak Fundraiser
The Young Jewish Leadership PAC of Washington D.C. is hosting a fundraiser for political candidate Joel Pollak who is running for the U.S. House of Representatives.  The event will take place tomorrow (Thursday) from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Town and Country Lounge inside the Mayflower Hotel on Connecticut Avenue.  To find out more about Joel, visit To RSVP for the event, email me.

Sunday, March 14, 2010 – Run Club
Join Sixth and I at Foggy Bottom Metro at 11:00 am for a nice morning run! More info:


–         Want the whole community to know what a mensch or mayven you are?  Apply to be the Jewish guy/girl/couple/business of the week! Convince us that you’re the best by sending a short email to info

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–         We are always looking for new ways to grow and serve the DC Jewish community.  If you have an idea, a suggestion, or want to help gather Jews, please let us know by writing to

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