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 […]

Mr. Nice Jewish Boys Pageant 2017

The debate has raged for centuries. It’s all Jewish mothers, fathers, and potential spouses talk about: what makes a nice Jewish boy? Your prayers, my friends, have been answered. Enter the four finalists of the Mr. Nice Jewish Boy Pageant 2017! Drawn from a diverse pool of contestants across Washington, DC, the top four aim […]

Rabbi Rant: Trolling Tevye

There’s no debate – Fiddler on the Roof is part of the Jewish American canon. It’s given us a classic story, many popular songs and two dance moves that aren’t the Hora – the Bottle Dance and the Tevye Shimmy. But it’s also given us a terrible metaphor for Judaism. “A fiddler on the roof […]

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 […]

Rabbi Rant: On Jewish Values

Do you consider “Jewish values” to be a core part of your Jewish identity? If so, try this fun activity in six easy steps! Warning: may bring about existential crisis. Step 1: Write down a list of your “Jewish values.” Yes, actually spell out what they are, instead of letting “Jewish values” be a catchall […]