Top Picks at the 27th Washington Jewish Film Festival

The Washington Jewish Film Festival is back from May 17th to May 28th with a brand new lineup of films, special events, and filmmaker guests including industry titans Amy Heckerling (Clueless, Fast Times at Ridgemont High), Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Good Morning, Vietnam), and Agnieszka Holland (Europa Europa, In Darkness). Check out the top five event […]

Rabbi Rant: The Real Lesson in “S-Town”

If you haven’t listened to the S-Town podcast yet, you should.
Not only because everybody else is doing it (though that does seem to be the case – it’s the fastest podcast to ever reach 15 million downloads or streams on Apple Podcasts). And not necessarily because it’s the greatest podcast of all time. (I think it’s a great piece of storytelling through journalism, but it’s neither revolutionary nor profound.)

Jewish Newbie of the Week – Sammy

As a part of GatherDC’s Jewish Person of the Week feature, we will be highlighting one Jewish “newbie” each month. (Are you new? Do you know someone who is? Nominate them––or yourself––today by emailing Shaina!) Meet this month’s Jewish Newbie of the Week, Sammy! Sammy and I met in 2010 at – you guessed it […]

Do Your Money Habits Align with Your Values?

In January, I started an intense coaching training program with the CoachDiversity Institute. (It’s so awesome!) One of the most impactful sessions was when we mapped out our top five values. Once we identified our most important values, we had to admit whether or not we are currently living true to those values. To be honest, […]

Top 10 Things You Thought You Couldn’t Do as an Adult But Totally Still Can

Camp Nai Nai Nai is Jewish Summer Camp for Adults! It’s taking place this Memorial Day Weekend only 80 miles from DC, and it’s offering all the fun you ever had, or watched your friends have, at Jewish summer camp (but without any of the rules)! Here’s our list of the top ten things you thought you could never do again, but totally still can. [Sponsored by Camp Nai Nai Nai]

Save your Seat at a Sephardic Seder!

Passover is a very special time for Sephardic Jews and many communities have different practices, customs, and rituals on the holiday. Most of you already know that most Sephardic communities (but not all) eat kitniyot; such as rice, corn, millet, dried beans and lentils, peas, green beans, soybeans, peanuts, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, and mustard. But […]

Jewish Journalist of the Week – Michael

I met Michael early on in my job at GatherDC (at the time it was Gather the Jews). He’s a constant presence in the DC Jewish community. In our interview, I found out about his life living in Hong Kong, his past helping out during the early days of GatherDC, and why he loves journalism. Find out more about the Jewish Journalist of the Week in this week’s interview.

Introducing our Newest Addition: Innovator’s Advisory Network!

We’ve got big news! No, we’re not changing our name again. ​GatherDC is ​creating an Innovator’s Advisory Network and we want you to apply to be part of it.​ What is an “Innovator’s Advisory Network” you ask? It’s a group of people (possibly including you!) who will engage in dynamic conversations and give strategic guidance about our broader Jewish community […]