Entries by Allison Friedman

Taking Action After Pittsburgh to Save Lives

In the aftermath of the tragedy at the Tree of Life synagogue, I’ve read many articles that offer ideas to help our communities cope with the tragedy in Pittsburgh.  Some ideas are spiritual, some offer actions. At the same time, I’ve heard personally from a number of congregations that have told me that their members […]

Meet Jillian: Newest Jew of the Week!

Allie: How did you wind up living in DC? Jill: When I graduated from college, I was looking for a job in DC, which made sense because I’m originally from Virginia. I got a job working for a luxury lifestyle magazine in DC and then switched directions. I’ve been working for an IP software company […]

GatherDC Midterm Election Guide 2018

In case exercising your civic duty, the fear of being shamed by your friends, and/or standing up for things you believe in have all failed to persuade you to get out the vote for the 2018 midterms… I now offer you the lure of FREE THINGS you get if you vote. Yes folks, the day […]

Five Ways to Cope After the Pittsburgh Tragedy

The shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on October 27th was the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in United States history. There was a death toll of 11.  In the days and weeks after the attack, Jews across the country are still struggling to come to terms with this horrific act. Here are five […]

Will Work For Challah

“Do you have any challah left?” I asked into my phone. “Any what?” the person on the other end asked with confusion. “Challah!”I repeated louder. My mother was doubled over with laughter in the front seat of the car. I was visiting home in Madison, Wisconsin and wanted to secure some challah. Although both of […]

Meet Rachel: Jewish Extrovert of the Week!

Rachel Shabad loves being around people, and dreams of hosting a Shabbat dinner with 2 of her favs – John Krasinski and Hillary Clinton. Also, it’s her birthday this week, so be sure to wish her HBD in the comments below. Allie: How did you wind up living here? Rachel: I went to American University where I […]