Why do we gather?

We envision a future where Jewish life adds unique value to every Jewish 20- and 30-something in the DMV.

How do we gather?

We form personal relationships with thousands of 20s/30s and introduce them to a vast network of DC-area young adults.

We create curated experiences to reach uninvolved young adults across Jewish DC/NoVA.

We lead thought-provoking Jewish learning experiences that inspire a relevant, active, and meaningful connection to Judaism.

We provide a comprehensive online list of local events, jobs, kosher food, housing, rabbis and more that make it easy for young adults to find their fit in the Jewish community.

We meet young Jewish adults where they are, regardless of their future plans for marriage, children, or synagogue.

We serve as the pulse of the community, connecting 20s/30s to the Jewish life that is right for them.

What our community is saying

“The work that GatherDC does is so impactful for people like me who are hungry for diving deeper into Judaism. Without Gather, I would not have lasted more than a year in DC and now I’m almost at the five year mark, and met my best friend, my boyfriend of four years, and my community.” – Molly, 29

“GatherDC has been an anchor in my life during the uncertain times [since COVID hit]. I am so grateful to everyone at Gather for recognizing the strangeness of our current world, and finding amazing ways to bring us together.” – Alex, 30

“Simply put, GatherDC is the conduit to Jewish life in DC for Jewish of all stripes, and has changed my life.” – Trey, 27

Meet the Team

Alexandra Tureau
Rabbi Ilana Zietman
Noa Nir
Shelly Deutsch
Ava Gurman
Melanie Schaeffer
Samuel Milligan

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GatherDC strives to be and build a community guided by the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. We know it is imperative that we make space for all Jewish young adults across the DMV so they can meaningfully discover authentic Jewish identity and find lasting Jewish community—and we know that that is not possible when the community we create does not feel like a place where everyone can safely show up as they are.

If you or someone you know experienced an incident of hate, bias, or harassment perpetrated by a Gather staff member, lay leader, or community member that has caused or may cause harm as a result of engaging with the GatherDC community, we invite you to file an incident report so that we may appropriately address the incident, and ensure Gather can be a space for all Jews to show up as they are and build deep, lasting community.