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 and 30s and introduce them to a vast network of DC-area young adults.

We create curated experiences to reach young adults across the Jewish DMV, particularly for folks seeking more personally relevant ways to engage with their Jewishness.

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

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 and 30s to the Jewish life that is right for them.

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.

What are community members saying?

“I always suggest Gather when I meet those who are new to the area and looking to build community. Thank you to each of you for all the work you do to make our community so much more rich and fulfilling!” – 20s community member, June 2023

“I am so happy that I participated and know I’ll be continuing to unpack everything I learned, discovered, and explored for a long while to come. GatherDC is such a special organization!” – Beyond the Tent Retreat participant, June 2023

“I haven’t felt comfortable in organized Jewish spaces as an adult, until now.” – 30s community member, September 2023

Meet the Team

Alexandra Tureau Meyer
Rabbi Ilana Zietman
Noa Nir
Melanie Schaeffer
Mary King
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.