Jewish Girl – Aliyah

(Jewish Girl of the Year Voting Page) What’s your Mother’s Favorite Dish? Lamb chops. Where did you have your most spiritual moment? The first time I arrived in Jerusalem. At the time, I was 15 and with a group of my best friends. We started the day in Warsaw, in Janusz Korczak’s orphanage where he […]

Newsletter 2

Jewish Compatriots, Hello on behalf of Gather The Jews.  We fortunately finished up the creation process before Friday night, but unlike other previous creators, we didn’t do everything perfectly, so I hope you will be patient with us as we continue to improve the website.  Of primary importance to us is the calendar–we want this […]

What it means to be part of GTJ.

Aaron Wolff on behalf of the GTJ Leaders What it means to be part of GTJ. 3/8/2010 We have all been talking about the website to everyone we know (both Jews and non Jews).  In the past few days, we have gotten hundreds of people coming to the site with thousands of return visits!  But […]

No Post On Saturdays?

Stephen Richer No Post On Saturdays? 3/5/2010 At the beginning of the month, the United States Post Office proposed a few measures to reduce its projected $7 billion yearly deficit. Among the most popular plans: end mail service on Saturday. I don’t know anything about the economic efficiency of such a measure, and I’m a […]

When Religion Gets In The Way Of Sports

Stephen Richer When Religion Gets In The Way Of Sports 3/4/2010 Considering how many Jews are competing in the upper-echelons of athletics, it’s no surprise that an occasional conflict should arise between a playoff game and a Jewish holiday.  When this happens, what is the athletic Jew to do? Having grown up in a household […]

GTJ Newsletter 1

Welcome to Gather The Jews (GTJ), Thank you for being a proud and active member of the Washington, D.C. Jewish community! This letter highlights some of the week’s upcoming events and ways you can be a part of the GTJ community. For a full list of events, please see the calendar on our home page […]

Ki Tisa – False Idols and False Prophets

Stephen Richer False Idols and False Prophets Ki Tisa Exodus 30:11 – 34:35 3/02/2010 This week’s Torah portion tells one of the best known Biblical stories: the rise and fall of the golden calf. The story begins with the prolonged stay of Moses on Mount Sinai.  Fearing abandonment, the Jewish people turn to Aaron. “Come […]

Going Before The King

“Go, assemble all the Jews who are found in Susa, and fast for me; do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my maidens also will fast in the same way. And thus I will go in to the king, which is not according to the law; and if I […]