Meet GatherNoVA’s Open Doors Fellows!

by GatherDC Staff / June 9, 2021

Gather’s first-ever NoVA edition of our Open Doors Fellowship just launched, and we’re pretty obsessed with this current group of fellows. Learn a little bit about this exceptional, brilliant, and lively bunch below.

Then, if you really want to treat yourself to something special – sign up to grab coffee with one of them to learn more about Jewish NoVA (and maybe meet your new best friend in the process).

Now let’s meet these fellows.

Daniel Rubin

Daniel (he/him) grew up in the area, returning post-undergrad to start a new chapter in NoVA! A current resident of the Mosaic-Fairfax Moishe House, he can most often be found hosting events for his community, or testing his dessert making skills!

Megan Behrle

Megan (she/her) has a degree in economics and a Masters in International Development. After several years working for different bureaucratic organizations around DC – and two as a college athletics coach – she now gets to combine her love for numbers with her love of fitness as the Director of Finance for a local gym chain. When Megan isn’t working, she can be found teaching spin, training for her next race, coaching youth lacrosse, or trying to pet all the dogs in the DC Metro area (particularly her large, lovable coonhound).

Robin Iritz

Robin (she/her) is nearly-native to Fairfax, VA and strives to serve her community by fostering lasting relationships across people groups. She passionately believes in service, life-long-learning, and the power of dreams. Robin rediscovered Judaism over quarantine and has been reading and listening to tons of great Jewish content – she’s always looking to swap recommendations. Talk to Robin about: getting past imposter syndrome, your amazing personal projects, and roller skating. Don’t talk to Robin about: sports teams.



The week of June 6, 2021, the NoVA ODF Fellows met up for the first time IRL to get to know one another and start learning how to become the go-to leaders, conveners, and facilitators of NoVA Jewish life: