Entries by Allison Friedman

Memorial Day Weekend Plan: Camp Nai Nai Nai

This Memorial Day weekend, why not trade in your BBQ for a full weekend adventure at Camp Nai Nai Nai, the ultimate Jewish summer camp with a big twist- it’s for ADULTS!  At camp, what you do for a living doesn’t define you, and spontaneous adventures await around every corner! Run in the mud, dance […]

Your Guide to DC’s Hottest New Restaurant – Wawa

You heard it here first. The hottest, most in-demand, high quality restaurant has recently opened its shining metal doors to DC’s public. It’s fast, yet doesn’t feel rushed. It’s casual, yet sophisticated. It’s delicious, and boasts $1 coffee. You’re probably thinking, what glorious eatery could encompass everything you could ever want in a food establishment? […]

Meet the Israeli Bringing His Culture to DC

Meet Tzachi Levy. He is a Sabra through and through. (Sabra refers to a Jewish person born anywhere in Israel.) He can trace his roots in Israel back 13 generations, and has lived on several kibbutzim. He loves Israel so much that he has devoted his career to sharing his appreciation of Israel–the history, the […]

Spotted in Jewish DC: Sip City

A few weeks ago, I celebrated Shabbat with a yoga mat, a vegan rice bowl, and a tall glass of switchel. This Friday night experience was nourished by OneTable, and hosted by GatherDC’s very own blogger – Judith Rontal! It was, in a word, “namastastic”. (Yes, that’s a word I just made up.) One of […]

Meet Eric: Jewish Board Gamer of the Week

Want to nominate your amazing Jewish friend to be featured on GatherDC? Send his/her name, brief blurb, and contact info to info@gatherdc.org. Meet Eric: A mensch who hosts game night Shabbats, enjoys Latino Disney movies, and dreams of celebrating Passover “next year in Barcelona”. Side note: Eric is also helping plan the Jewish People of […]

The Washington Post Takes Anti-Semitism Mainstream

If you aren’t Jewish, then don’t date Jewish men, is what The Washington Post’s recent piece called “I am tired of being a Jewish man’s rebellion” insinuates. Author Carey Purcell’s incomprehensible conclusion surrounding her failed dating experiences takes Jew-bashing tropes mainstream. Particularly, in a time of rising anti-Semitism, when DC Councilman Trayon White said that the […]

Rabbi Rant: The Age of Redemption

  This past Saturday, I joined well over half a million other people in DC at the March for Our Lives rally against the gun violence epidemic in this country. What made this rally especially powerful was the prominence of voices from those who are under 18 years old. There was a hopeful sense that […]

Meet Carly: Most Dope Jew of the Week!

To be blunt – Carly likes weed. When she’s not fighting for a future of marijuana legalizations, you might find her bottomless brunching, jamming out to Drake, or binge-watching “New Girl”. Get to know Carly Wolf with our 1:1 interview! Allie: I hear you have a pretty, um, dope job. Tell me about it! Carly: […]

Gather’s Big MOVE!

In the past year, we’ve been through a LOT. We’ve changed our name and recreated our brand. We’ve increased our staff from a team of four to seven. We’ve ramped up our engagement strategy so you and thousands of other 20s/30s can find their people and place in Jewish DC. And now…we’ve moved into our very […]