Entries by GatherDC Staff

Bake Challah with Rabbi Ilana!

Rabbi Ilana is so excited to share her famous challah recipe with you (adapted from Modern Jewish Baker). Follow along, and then be sure to tag GatherDC in your final product on Facebook or Instagram. Happy baking and Shabbat Shalom!     Ingredients 1 1/2 tablespoons dry active yeast 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons + […]

DC Passover Guide 2020

Why is this Passover different from all others? Well, this year, on top of the usual twice-dipped vegetables, matzah overload, maror sandwiches, and cozy cushion-lined chairs, we will probably be saying the Four Questions over Zoom (or FaceTime, Google Hangouts, Skype, you get the idea). This year, we might be cooking our own food, creating […]

Jewish DC’s Coronavirus Coping Guide

We are absolutely devastated by the coronavirus pandemic that is afflicting our world, and have been feeling all the feelings that this uncertain and frightening time is generating. Unfortunately, none of us at GatherDC are medical professionals, therapists, politicians, or billionaires – nor do we have any additional tips for physical safety that the CDC […]

Your DC Purim Guide: 2020!

DC knows how to party like its 357 BCE. So get ready, because the best in DC-area Purim parties, hamantaschen recipes, and Shusan inspired gatherings are about to take the city by storm. See a full list below. And if there’s an event missing, submit it here. However you celebrate, we wish you a chag […]

DC Hanukkah Guide 2019

Ah Hanukkah, that magical winter holiday that brings about the feistiest of debates about sour cream and applesauce, epic dreidel tournaments (because that’s a thing that probably happens somewhere), and classic Adam Sandler carols to sing ‘round the fire. So, whether you spell it Hanukkah, Chanukah, Hannukkah, or Chanukkah (we’re going with Hanukkah), we can […]

Giving Tuesday with GatherDC: Yoga and Bagels

It’s almost time for Giving Tuesday and that means we’re feeling all mushy and grateful for our community members who make it possible for Gather to even exist (yes, that’s you). To show you how much we appreciate you, we’ve decided that instead of celebrating this global giving movement with tons of emails and posts asking […]

DC High Holiday Guide 2019

DC is low-key the best place to celebrate the High Holidays as a young professional. See list below for evidence. So, whether you’re looking for a Jewish New Year writing workshop, a Reform Rosh Hashanah service at a synagogue, a Yom Kippur conversation with Justice Kagan, or anything in between – this list has it. […]

FREE Summer Yoga with GatherDC!

Stressed out? Struggling to get out of bed? Feels like Friday but its only Tuesday? Yup. Yup. Yup. We understand. That’s why we’re inviting you to OM-it-out with us on Thursday evenings so you can head into your summer weekends with invigorated energy! Our in-house yoga teacher Allison Friedman (bio below) will be hosting 60-minute power yoga classes […]

Want to work for GatherDC?

Attention Jewish DC: It’s time to dust off your resumes for the chance to work with the coolest team of frolleagues (that’s friends/colleagues) around. GatherDC Community Rabbi GatherDC is looking for a bold, pluralistic Jewish educator with a passion for building meaningful relationships and inspiring young adults to discover authentic Jewish identities. If you see […]