New City, New Friends

Today marks the 9-month anniversary of me hitting the “Submit” button on my application for my job at Gather the Jews (soon to be GatherDC). This was one of the first jobs that I applied to, and man did I get a rush. It was that pit-in-your-stomach feeling, and this was from pure joy and […]

Big News: We are Changing Our Name!

Since its founding, Gather has prided itself on continuing to grow to meet the needs of you, DC’s Jewish 20s & 30s. Over the years we have worked continuously to improve what we do and how we do it. After much thought and consideration, we have decided to officially change our name to GatherDC. You […]

Time to Leave La La Land

I remember a teacher once said to me: “Want to know what you really value? Check your internet browser history.” I don’t think that’s the best way to understand yourself (most of my time is not spent on my computer), but our online activity certainly reflects a part of who we are – sometimes a […]

Gather the Jews is one of the Top 50 Jewish Blogs

Gather the Jews is proud to announce that we have been named one of the top 50 Jewish blogs by Feedspot! On a list that includes The Forward, My Jewish Learning, and The Jewish Week, Gather came in 25th. On this international list, names Gather as one of just five local blogs to make the top 50, including DC’s own The […]

New Year Resolutions from Gather

The New Year is an opportunity to take a look at our past year and think about what we want the next one to bring. The Gather Staff took a second to make resolutions for the new year to come. Aaron Potek, Community Rabbi: When I reflect on the aspects of my life that caused […]

2016: A Jewish Year in Review

Can you believe that it’s almost 2017? As the year comes to a close, we should remind ourselves what is in our past and how to move forward. So how do we look at such an amazing year? Some of our organizational partners sent us just a few highlights from their year – these are the moments that you created […]

Jewish Professional of the Week – Abby

If you have spent some time at Sixth and I, you will recognize this week’s Jew of the Week. Abby joined the Sixth & I team this past summer as their Jewish Programming Event Planner. She comes to DC with an MSW and a passion for performing. Learn more about Abby in our interview with the Jewish […]

Our Interfaith Relationship with America

The hardest part about being in a relationship is navigating differences. But those differences also give each relationship its dynamic, creative energy that ultimately sustains it. This past week, I was in Israel helping to lead a group of 18 couples on a program called Honeymoon Israel. Of each couple, at least one of the […]

Become an Open Doors Fellow!

The Open Doors Fellowship deepens social connections and provides concierge services for Jewish life in DC to those in their 20s & 30s. Right now, we’re looking for the next diverse cohort of Jewish connectors! Apply today. As an Open Doors Fellow, you will: Connect and build relationships with young Jews across the DC area Build inclusive […]

8 Unique Hanukkah Gifts from Fig Tree and Vine

Stuck for cool holiday gift ideas that won’t break your budget?  Fig Tree & Vine (FT&V) is an online resource for Jewish lifestyle content, curated artisanal Judaica and products from around the world, with an emphasis on Israeli artisans. Founder and CEO Danielle Crittenden Frum has selected 8 unique and beautiful gifts in honor of each […]