Entries by Allison Friedman

Meet Daniel: Jewish Outdoorsman of the Week!

Michigan-native Daniel Wasserman loves everything fall: pumpkin-y drinks, s’mores around the bonfire, hot apple cider, wool socks, camping, and Curb Your Enthusiasm (but we promise he’s far from basic!). If you’re a self-proclaimed #notbasic fall fan too, we suggest you get to know him. Allie: What are your favorite outdoor activities in the fall? Daniel: Few things […]

Judaism Unbound Podcast

Judaism Unbound Podcast: BREAKING NEWS – Yom Kippur…in a Beer Garden? – Aaron Potek Listen to the entire podcast here. Read on for a complete transcript. ________________________________________________________________________ Dan Libenson: This is a special breaking news edition of Judaism Unbound—Yom Kippur…In a Beer Garden? Welcome back, everyone. I’m Dan Libenson. And the first thing I should […]

Spotted in Jewish DC – One Eight Distilling

Whiskey lovers rejoice! Recently #SpottedinJewishDC is one of the finest whiskey, vodka, and gin distilleries around – One Eight Distilling. Pour yourself a tall gin and tonic (or favorite drink of your choosing) and enjoy this 1:1 interview with One Eight’s co-founder, Alex Laufer, who left a thriving career in biotechnology to open the distillery. […]

Choosing Faith Anew: A Yom Kippur and Ashura Reflection

About the Author: Julie Sherbill is currently a Peace Corps Volunteer serving near Marrakech, who hails from Washington, DC. Having lived in Turkey and worked for an international fellowship program, she believes well-designed cultural exchanges are crucial for a more peaceful and just world. Read more about her service on her blog: In the End, […]

Despacito: A Rosh Hashanah Remix Music Video

To ring in 5778, GatherDC is happy to share with you this super catchy, high-quality music video to blast during this year’s Rosh Hashanah dinner. Watch out T. Swift. Look what you made us do! Plus, you can visit GatherDC’s High Holiday Guide for even more Jewish New Year fun, including a complete Rosh Hashanah […]

Meet Aaron: DC’s Jewish Coffee Guru of the Week!

Aaron Wallach is kind of living the DC young professional dream. After bonding with his friends at The University of Maryland over college drinking…of coffee…he and his friends went on to start their very own organic coffee company JavaZen. Today, he is JavaZen’s Chief Wellness Officer, current (though soon to be former) Moishe House Bethesda […]

Jewish Short Filmmaker of the Week – Ivan!

Ivan Kander, 32, of Silver Spring, MD “did a little dance” when he found out he got into DC Shorts Film Festival. His short film, Getaway, is an Official Selection at this international, critically-acclaimed film festival. It’s playing until this Sunday, September 17th in venues all around DC. We sat down with Ivan to ask him […]