Welcome to GatherDC’s Jewish Organizations and Groups Directory. Search alphabetically or by category to find and contact an organization that helps connect you to Jewish life in DC.

2239

Washington Hebrew Congregation’s 2239 is a great way for young Jewish adults, ages of 22-39 to meet and deepen their Jewish identity. With a growing network of over 2,000 people, 2239 is a fantastic way for young Jewish adults between the ages of 22 and 39 to meet one another and deepen their Jewish identity.

A Wider Bridge

A Wider Bridge is the pro-Israel organization building LGBT connections to Israel, through programming that focuses on bringing LGBT people into meaningful and thoughtful connection with Israel and LGBT Israelis. Our programs create opportunities for education, engagement and experience, and include travel, speakers and…

AJC ACCESS DC

ACCESS is the young professional division of American Jewish Committee. AJC created ACCESS to engage young Jewish leaders in their 20s & 30s in the Global Jewish Advocacy work of AJC locally, nationally, and globally. AJC is the global advocate for the Jewish people and for the advancement of democratic values for all. Its mission is…

AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps

AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps is dedicated to developing and engaging a network of Jewish leaders fighting to end domestic poverty. We place young Jewish adults, 21-26 years of age, in a year of full-time service at local antipoverty organizations. During the year, corps members live together as a community and participate in…

Bet Mishpachah

Bet Mishpachah is a congregation for LGBT Jews and all who wish to participate in an inclusive, egalitarian, and mutually supportive community. We join together for weekly Shabbat services, educational events, social action/social justice community service, and holidays — affirming our religious and cultural heritage, and integrating

Congregation Beth El

Congregation Beth El is a growing, vibrant conservative synagogue in Bethesda, Maryland. We cherish our sense of community. We worship soulfully. We celebrate joyously. We comfort sensitively. We learn continuously. We dialogue respectfully. We are egalitarian, inclusive, innovative, and participatory. We are a singing congregation.

DC Jews on Bikes

DC Jews on Bikes is a social bike riding group for Jews in their 20’s and 30’s to connect with other super-fun Jews and Jew-ish folks around the DMV. Bike rides! Yup – that’s it! We offer community-building bikes rides for Jewish riders of all levels who want to, well, ride with other Jews.

DC Minyan

DC Minyan is a traditional egalitarian Jewish community located in Dupont Circle, in the heart of our nation’s capital. We seek to create an environment that will welcome, enrich, and challenge people of all ages, from all backgrounds, and with all levels of familiarity with Jewish texts and ritual.

Development Corporation for Israel\Israel Bonds

Development Corporation for Israel, established in 1951 and commonly known as Israel Bonds, is the broker-dealer and underwriter for securities – Israel bonds – issued by the State of Israel in the United States. In 2013 and 2014, U.S. domestic sales exceeded $1.1 billion. Worldwide Israel bond sales since the first issue in 1951 are approaching $40 billion.

EntryPointDC of the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center

The Edlavitch JCC of Washington DC’s EntrypointDC program reaches out and engages Jews and their friends in their 20s and 30s through social, cultural, and religious programming.We want to bring engaging and inspiring programming to young adults that will help connect them to the Jewish community and build a Jewish identity,

Foundation for Jewish Studies

We provide high-level Jewish educational programming for adults in the Greater Washington community. The Foundation offers participants the opportunity to learn with leading scholars from across the country, and the world, without leaving their Greater Washington neighborhoods.

Fuel for Truth

Fuel-for-Truth (FFT) is a bipartisan organization that aims to strengthen Israel’s image in the US by providing young professionals with the basic facts about the Middle East and the skills necessary to advocate for Israel. FFT’s Boot Camp is an intensive multi-week membership training program that carefully selects volunteers and equips them

Greener Travel

Greener Travel is a DC-based adventure and eco-travel company that offers individually tailored and group trips as well as Jewish group adventures to multiple destinations. We attract travelers who want to have an authentic, relaxing vacation – yet be off the beaten path at the same time.

Hebrew Free Loan Association of Greater Washington

The Hebrew Free Loan Association of Greater Washington exists to enable individuals to meet financial challenges and advance their ability to support themselves and their families. The HFLA is maintained by the Jewish community of Greater Washington, DC, providing interest-free loans to members of the community, to help them meet their financial needs with dignity. Loans are available for a range of legitimate needs, including, but not limited to, medical bills, emergency bills, and credit card debts. Student loans are available for students in their junior and senior years of college and graduate students.

InterfaithFamily/DC

InterfaithFamily is the premier resource supporting interfaith couples exploring Jewish life and inclusive Jewish communities. We offer educational content; connections to welcoming organizations, professionals and programs; resources and trainings for organizations, clergy and other program providers; and our InterfaithFamily/Your Community initiative providing coordinated comprehensive offerings in local communities.

Jconnect

Jconnect is a low-barrier, customer-friendly gateway for connection and engagement to the Jewish community through information and referral, welcoming programs, volunteering, community events, career postings and online resources. Jconnect is a community service program of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.

JDC Entwine

JDC Entwine is a movement for young Jewish leaders making an impact on int’l humanitarian issues.
Entwine, an initiative of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, offers opportunities to visit, serve, and live in the overseas communities in which JDC operates. We offer separate trips for college students, recent graduates, and young professional varying in length from 10 days to 1 year.

Federation’s Jewish Food Experience

The Jewish Food Experience (JFE) brings people together through the universal language of Jewish food, which is so much a part of Jewish culture, tradition, and even religion. Jewishfoodexperience.com is a hub for local “foodies” to find articles from local chefs and restaurateurs, an abundance of delicious recipes (including

Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA)

Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) has been our Jewish community’s largest safety net provider for more than 120 years, helping more than 30,000 individuals and families of all faiths annually throughout the metro DC area meet emotional, social and physical challenges. JSSA offers a comprehensive range of services and programs for children, adults, individuals with special needs, seniors and families including: mental health counseling, care …

Jews United for Justice

Jews United for Justice mobilizes the Jewish communities of the Baltimore and Washington DC region to win campaigns for economic, racial, and social justice, standing as allies to marginalized and vulnerable communities. We have grown dramatically in the last few years and won precedent-setting victories like raising the minimum wage, making taxes more…

JScreen

JScreen is a national, non-profit, community-based health initiative dedicated to providing easy, at-home genetic screening for over 100 different genetic diseases, including those that are more common in Ashkenazi, Sephardic, or Mizrahi Jews.

J Street

J Street is the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans who want Israel to be secure, democratic and the national home of the Jewish people. Working in American politics and the Jewish community, we advocate for policies that advance shared US and Israeli interests as well as Jewish and democratic values, leading to a two-

MesorahDC

Programs for young professionals including Shabbat dinner, High Holiday services, Cafe nite (classes, ulpan, one-on-one learning) and special events (chanukah, purim, tikun olam).We offer an opportunity for authentic Jewish learning, a chance to meet other serious and thoughtful young professionals and lots of fun-filled

Moishe House Arlington

Moishe House Arlington is a place for young Jewish adults and their friends to gather and build a fun, meaningful, and vibrant community. We host regular programs, from Shabbat dinners and community service, to trivia night and sporting events. Moishe House Arlington welcomes Jews of diverse backgrounds for all of our programs located in our Kosher home and across the Washington, DC area.

Moment Magazine

Moment Magazine was founded in 1975 by Nobel Prize laureate Elie Wiesel and acclaimed writer Leonard Fein. Fiercely independent, Moment is not tied to any organization, denomination or point of view and offers a balanced accounting of the Jewish experience in America. Moment is dedicated to serious, highly literate, intellectual journalism that provides readers with a much-needed independent forum.

NEXT DC

NEXT DC fosters connections among the 16,000 Birthright Israel alumni in the Greater DC area. Based on a vision to further Jewish causes and support for Israel, NEXT DC allows participants and their peers to stay connected with one another, meet new friends, continue their Israel experience, and explore what the Washington Jewish Community has to offer.

OneTable

At OneTable, we help people Shabbat together. As an online and in-person community, we help people in their 20s and 30s find, enjoy and share Shabbat dinners to make the most of their Friday night and enjoy the best of life together. We make it easy for hosts to welcome people to a Shabbat dinner at home, for guests to savor a

Republican Jewish Coalition

We seek to foster and enhance ties between the American Jewish community and Republican decision makers. We work to sensitize Republican leadership in government and the Party to the concerns and issues of the Jewish community, while articulating and advocating Republican ideas and policies within the Jewish community. We are committed to building a strong, effective and respected Jewish Republican voice in Washington and across the country.

Rosh Pina

Rosh Pina is a dati community built around a common commitment to halakha, tefilla, and equality. Rosh Pina is inspired by similar communities in Jerusalem (Shira Hadasha), New York (Darkhei Noam) and other cities around the world. On shabbat mornings, men lead shacharit and musaf, and women lead pesukei d’zimra and the torah service. Both women and men receive aliyot and leyn from the torah.

Tikkun Leil Shabbat

Tikkun Leil Shabbat is a welcoming, restful, songful community where we glimpse redemption at dusk on a Friday evening, eat things with tofu and noodles in them, learn from each others’ thoughts and experiences, and educate ourselves — by hearing a dvar tikkun — about the good work people are already doing to make our city a gentler and fairer place for everyone who lives here.

Washington Hebrew Congregation

Washington Hebrew Congregation is a spiritual, educational, and social home for Reform Jews in the Washington, D.C. region and a powerful voice for the values of our faith in our community, nation, and world. Our congregation is as welcoming and intimate as it is broad and diverse, and we offer programming for every life cycle, every season and every lifestyle. Washington Hebrew Congregation is where 3,000 families come to find a meaningful relationship with modern Judaism and we welcome you to join us!