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 […]

Loneliness in a Hyper-Curated World

When you graduate college, your commencement speaker talks about all of the great things they’ve accomplished and the incredible future you have ahead. It’s the kind of thing that many movies highlight as the pinnacle of the college experience. It’s when you move your tassel to the other side of your graduation cap. It’s the […]

I Will Be There For You: A Buddy Program for Young Adults of all Abilities

Beginning this summer, the Edlavitch DCJCC’s Inclusion & Disabilities program is partnering with EntryPointDC, the 20s and 30s program of the EDCJCC, on a new initiative, Buddy Up. We asked Stacey Herman, Director of Inclusion & Disability Programming, Stacy Miller, Director of EntryPointDC, and some of the young adults of our community with and without […]