The after effects of Hurricane Irene – thousands of power outages, metro delays, fallen trees, and boredom – didn’t stop 120+ Jewish young professionals from gathering at the annual 2239 Beer, Bands, & BBQ held at Washington Hebrew Congregation on Sunday, August 28th.
With the great turnout, the event had a larger crowd than expected, but there was still plenty of space in the backyard behind the synagogue. Attendees listened to the stylings of DC native DJ Micah Vellian, one of the hottest local DJs and music producers, while snacking on hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, and more. I met new friends and old friends, but more importantly, enjoyed having another community to connect with in the DC area.
If you missed this Sunday’s barbecue, be sure to attend one of the upcoming Shabbat dinners or Havdallahs. Check out upcoming events here.
More information on 2239
2239 is a group of young Jewish professionals (22–39 years old) who come together monthly for events that include socializing, networking, religious observance, and volunteering. This community welcomes new members throughout the year, with both Temple members and non-members encouraged to join. Past events have included happy hours, trips to Israel and Cuba, wine tasting, whitewater tubing, and much more!
Stacey Black, Assistant Director of Youth & Young Adult programs of the Washington Hebrew Congregation, leads this dynamic group. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about 2239, email her and/or join 2239’s Facebook group.