Entries by GatherDC Staff

18 Reasons to Attend the IAC National Conference

It’s basically Birthright, only in America! Is Birthright too much of a time commitment to take off from your first full-time job? Instead of schlepping to Israel, this time let Israel come to you. IAC National Conference will have Israeli food, music, companies and, well, Israelis themselves. Let’s share a L’Chaim! Or two… The IAC […]

Together At the Table

This weekend, the world–and specifically our neighboring state of Virginia–witnessed a violent display of hatred, racism, and anti-Semitism from a group of neo-Nazis. It is hard to see, hear, and think about these deplorable acts that are happening so close to home. We must continue to work towards understanding one another and showing love and […]

What it’s Like to Throw the First Pitch

Any Rookie of the Year fan can relate to the intense desire to step up on a pitcher’s mound and throw a fastball into the catcher’s mitt at a professional baseball game. Last year Ben Shlesinger of Silver Spring, fulfilled that childhood fantasy and threw the first pitch at a Nationals game during The Jewish […]

Exploring Jewish Identity Through Documentaries

The set up couldn’t be more Jewish. The audience watches an introspective documentary film about a woman’s search for her “Jewish soul,”and then they give their honest feedback about how to make it better. This scenario will take place on Sunday, August 6th as part of the launch of Docs In Progress’ newest NEA-funded program, […]

High Holiday Guide for DC 2017 (5778)

It’s High Holiday time! There are so many options for observing the High Holidays in the Washington, DC area. We want to make it as easy as possible for 20 and 30 somethings to find the High Holiday activities they are looking for no matter how they choose to celebrate. From Rosh Hashanah to Yom […]

New-to-DC, Post-College Mini Gathering

New to DC (or the surrounding ‘burbs)? Just graduated college? Need a little Judaism in your life? Want to make new friends? Want to commiserate with others in the post-college feels? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, you’re in luck! GatherDC is excited to open applications for our next round […]

Jewish Resident of the Week – Jill

If you’ve been to Moishe House Bethesda, you’ve probably met Jill! She’s always smiling, ready to meet new people and is really excited to be featured as this week’s feature. Read more about her passion for community building, what it’s like being a resident of Moishe House, and her plans for the summer. How long […]

If A Fish Could Talk

“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” – Carl Rogers, founder of person-centered psychotherapy You might be surprised to learn you can have a conversation with a fish that is swimming in a fish tank. I know because I once had one. During the ages […]

Top 4 Jewish Podcasts You Should Download Right Now

We’re big fans of podcasts here at GatherDC. As you may remember, we love Marc Maron of WTF, and Rabbi Aaron has waxed poetic about S-Town. Now, we bring you our list of the top 4 Jewish-themed podcasts that you should download right now. #4 – Seincast Think you’re a big Seinfeld fan? “You got […]

Spotted in Jewish DC – Make Your Own Judaica

Did you just move into a new place and need a mezuzah? At All Fired Up, this week’s #SpottedinJewishDC, you can make it yourself. Along with mugs, plates, pitchers and more, this decorate-it-yourself pottery store has all of your Judaica covered. You can use paint, mosaics or fused glass to decorate anything…from menorahs, to kiddush cups, […]