Newsletter 3

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

J Squad,

Welcome to week three of Gather The Jews!

It is an exciting time to be a Jew.  Not only will we soon get to watch many of the finest Jewish athletes compete in the March Madness college basketball tournament, but we will get to celebrate Passover!  If you have not yet made Passover plans, Gather The Jews will soon be creating a special page for Passover options in Washington DC.  If you are hosting a Passover event, or if you know of one that we should mention, please let us know.

To stay busy in the two weeks before diving into that Hillel sandwich, we suggest attending as many of the following events as possible:

As always, full event details and other events can be found on our website

Featured Events

1) March Madness Competition with Gather The Jews.  Brackets Due Thursday by 12:00 pm.  Contact me ( if you are interested.

2) Sunday, March 21, 2010, 12:00 pm – Afikomen Scavenger Hunt – DC JCC
A number of great Jewish organizations have teamed up to bring you the second annual Afikomen Scavenger Hunt.  Grab a few friends and make your way to DuPont circle to outwit and outrun other teams as you search for the Afikomen.

Sunday, March 21, 2010, 2:00 pm – Matzah Factory – Adas Israel
If chasing around DuPont looking for a broken piece of matzah isn’t your thing, then go make your own matzah with Adas Israel!

4) Monday, March 22, 2010, 7:30 pm – Think Jewishly. Act Globally. The Jewish community’s response to global crisis. – University of California Washington Center (1608 Rhode Island Avenue, NW)
Our Jewish values teach us to help people in need –whenever or wherever the need arises. Recent events, such as the crisis in Haiti, are proof that we must think Jewishly and act globally. Join Next Gen of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington for a panel discussion on the Jewish community’s response to global crisis.   Registration is online at

Shabbat Options (3/19/2009)

1) What: Young Professional Shabbaton. Chabad DC
Where: 2110 Leroy Place, NW
When: 7:30 – 9:00 pm – Pre-service socializing, drinks, and appetizers 7:15 pm – Shabbat service, followed by drinks and dinner
Theme: Lively Shabbat for young professionals.  Divided seating at services.  $18 per person, $25 for two. To pay please call (202) 332-5600 or go on and specify that it’s for the shabbaton.

2) What: Shabbat Services and Discussion: Israel’s Place in the World – Mesorah DC
Where: 6th and I
When: 6:30 – Services 8:00 to 9:30 Dinner, lecture, and discussion
Theme: Join Mesorah DC and AIPAC’s Elliot Brandt to discuss the Middle East Peace Process and the Iranian Nuclear Program.

3) What: Shabbat Dinner For Global Hunger – Moishe House
Where: Moishe House – 1753 Euclid Street NW
When: 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Theme: Join Moishe House to celebrate the Sabbath and work toward ending global hunger. You also must RSVP at this link (below). Please bring a vegetarian side dish, a dessert or a bottle of wine to share.”

4) What: Tikkun Leil Shabbat
Where: 1810 Sixteenth St NW (map)
When: 6:45pm – 9:45pm
Description: Circle seating, with instruments 6:45 pm services; 8:15ish pm dinner Universalist Nat’l Mem’l building (16th & S Sts NW)

Special Discounts Brought To You By Gather The Jews:

– 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.

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Help make Gather The Jews even better.  There are plenty of fun ways to get involved (writing, updating the calendar, organizing events, speaking to Jewish organizations, etc).  If you have free time, talk to us about helping the Jewish community. Write to if you are interested.

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