Entries by Allison Friedman

Meet David: Jewish Community Fan of the Week

Have a suggestion for a Jewish Person of the Week? Email allisonf@gatherdc.org to nominate your friend. colleague, partner, or even yourself! David Offit recently started working at The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington – after making appearances at Facebook, on the Hill, and in the campaign world. He dreams of the day when we can […]

Keep Seder Simple: FAQs for Your Virtual Passover

This year, Passover is bringing along with it an entirely new set of questions that extend far beyond the traditional four. For starters: How do I cook a seder meal for just one or two people? How do I host my own virtual seder? Can I get a Passover Haggadah for free? I’m sick of […]

Waiting: The Band’s Visit and Life Right Now

“Once not long ago, a group of musicians came to Israel from Egypt. You probably didn’t hear about it. It wasn’t very important.” The opening line of the Tony Award-winning musical The Band’s Visit, serving as a tantalizing undersell of the beautiful story ready to unfold— a story reminiscent of life as we know it […]