What We Do

GatherDC helps 20s and 30s find their people, their place, and their path in DC Jewish life. 

• We strengthen the fabric of Jewish life by serving as the central platform for post-college/pre-family Jewish life across the DC area, making it possible for thousands of 20s and 30s to live a Jewish life that feels right for them, right now.

• We facilitate innovative opportunities for meaningful and relevant Jewish learning at programs and retreats such as Beyond the Tent, Mini Gatherings, weekly Torah study, and more.

• We host an annual fellowship to train young adults to become leaders, engagers, and facilitators of Jewish life.

• We help 20s/30s in DC connect to Jewish organizations and each other through our comprehensive calendar of events, weekly newsletter, robust social media, coffee dates, and more.

• We work with the wide network of Jewish communal partners to help them best serve young Jewish adults.

Explore GatherDC’s Impact

To learn more about GatherDC and how you can support our work, visit gatherdc.org/donate or contact GatherDC’s Executive Director Rachel Gildiner.


“With no denominational or political agenda, Gather has emerged as the agreed-upon atlas for the DC Jewish community.” – The Slingshot selection committee 

When I moved to DC, I didn’t feel like a part of anything. I figured getting involved with the Jewish community could be a gateway to making friends, so I signed up for GatherDC’s Beyond the Tent retreat. Flash forward to today, I attend weekly learning sessions with Rabbi Aaron Potek (Gather’s Community Rabbi), facilitated a later Beyond the Tent retreat, and made most of my closest friends throught Gather” – Daniel W., age 25

GatherDC introduced me to Jewish DC. When I became a Moishe House resident, Gather was my go-to resource to collaborate on programs. Gather has a great way of engaging those who are skeptical of or not engaged in Jewish life through meaningful programs that inspire deep connections. Through Gather’s Open Doors Fellowship, I met my closest friends, and developed personally and professionally.” – Tiffany., age 31

It’s not lost on me how many of my amazing insights, experiences, and friendships in DC are owed to the hard work that GatherDC does, and that young adults across DC, including myself, get to benefit from it. “ – SJ., 28