Why You Should Party Like It’s 1997 This Weekend

Realizing that 1997 was twenty years ago might make you feel old, but you can get in touch with your inner child this weekend! Here are 5 Reasons you should party like it’s 1997! You are curious how long it takes to run across a room and propel yourself onto someone’s lap during a game […]

How to Do Your Taxes on the Cheap

Tax season is upon us! You have until Tuesday, April 18th to file your taxes. If you’re living or working outside of the US, you have until Thursday, June 15th to file. I recommend getting an early start so you can avoid the stress of rushing against a deadline. However, if you think you’ll need […]

Embracing Loneliness

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day – a time to appreciate a partner if you have one, or a time to feel lonely if you don’t. Feeling lonely is, ironically, something we’ve all experienced, if not this Valentine’s Day then at some point in our lives. It’s a hard feeling to sit with – in fact, the […]

Sephardic Shabbat Dinner to Benefit Refugees

This year’s Holocaust Remembrance Day was different and far more traumatic for many Jewish Americans. On the same day that Jews across the country were remembering and mourning the Holocaust, an Executive Order was issued to temporarily suspended the nation’s refugee program, as well as travel from seven majority-Muslim countries.

Tu B’Shevat Guide 2017

Tu B’Shevat is Jewish Earth Day! It’s a day that many celebrate by eating fruits, going outside, and being more environmentally conscious. Find out how you can celebrate in DC below! While the actual holiday is this Sunday, February 11th, make sure to take advantage of all the amazing events happening around the holiday. Thursday, […]

Mini Gatherings: Late 20s/Early 30s

Feel like events in DC are catered to a younger crowd? Want to meet other interesting Jews in a smaller, more personal setting? Looking to explore questions that matter to Jewish 20s and 30s? Like drinking? Afraid of commitment? GatherDC is excited to open applications for the next round of Mini Gatherings, taking place at the end […]

Reflections on Giving Circle

Where and how we give reflects who we are and what we value. This is true for every individual, but it’s also true for communities. Just over a month ago, GatherDC finished its first ever “Gather Giving Circle,” which brought together seven Jewish 20s and 30s to discuss Jewish perspectives on giving and to decide […]

Rabbi Rant: Moving Past the Past

When I say “Jewish History,” what’s the first word that comes to mind? I asked this question at Gather’s Beyond the Tent Retreat last weekend. Not surprisingly, the most recurring responses were “Holocaust,” “sad,” “oppression” and “depressing.” I half-joked that this makes Judaism sound like a tough sell for those on the fence about getting […]

Mini Gatherings – Early 20s

Want to meet other interesting Jews in a smaller, more personal setting? New to DC and looking to make new connections? Looking to explore questions that matter to Jewish 20s and 30s? Going through a lot of changes recently?Afraid of commitment? Gather the Jews is excited to open applications for the next round of Mini Gatherings. Gather […]