Why do we gather?

We envision a future where every Jewish 20- and 30-something finds a lasting, compelling connection to Judaism.

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

Rachel Gildiner
Jackie Zais
Rabbi Ilana Zietman
Allison Friedman
Julie Thompson
Josef Palermo
Alex Fosco

Let's Chat

Want to get involved, but not sure where to begin?

We’d love to hear from you!

Phone: 202-656-0743

Email: info@gatherdc.org

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