Entries by GatherDC Staff

GatherDC’s 2018 Community Survey!

Yes, it’s true. You could win $100 in 10 minutes. How, you may ask? Tell GatherDC what you really think about us and we’ll reward your honesty by entering you into a raffle to win a $100 gift card to a local restaurant of your choosing. Your feedback will help us better engage thousands of young Jewish […]

Explore Our Work

GatherDC’s 2017-2018 Impact The above link contains a PDF with the following documents: The 2017 Greater Washington Jewish Community Survey + GatherDC’s Work GatherDC’s Annual Highlights Beyond the Tent Retreat Overview Alternative Yom Kippur Experience Overview Open Doors Fellowship Overview To learn more about GatherDC and how you can support our work, please contact GatherDC’s […]

GatherDC Townhouse Available for Hourly + Full-Day Rentals

GatherDC’s townhouse, located in the heart of Dupont Circle at 1817 M Street, boasts a bright and spacious, fully furnished living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, and conference room available for hourly and full-day rentals. All areas feature a modern, flexible floor plan that can be easily catered to your organization’s needs. The Highlights Seating for […]

Apply Now for GatherDC’s Giving Circle

Make an impact. In just 4 weeks, you can make a lasting impact on your community. This June, GatherDC is launching a 4-week long Giving Circle that will bring together a group of passionate young adults who pool their money to give to nonprofits across the DC-area seeking to improve the lives of those who […]

Your 2018 Shavuot Guide

Shavuot is here! For those wanting a quick refresher on the holiday, here’s a 2-minute Q&A to curb your curiosity. Q) “What’s Shavuot?”  A) Shavuot, AKA: “Feast of the Weeks”, is a two-day holiday celebrated 50 days after the first Passover seder (this year,  it goes from sundown on May 19 to sundown on May 21), […]

Jewish Improv Workshop

Learn improv for FREE with Rabbi Aaron Potek as he leads a 3-week workshop on his 2 favorite things: Judaism and improv. Improv and Judaism can be seen either as a fringe hobby or a way of life. In this three-week-long workshop, we’ll attempt to unpack some wisdom behind both improv and Judaism, with a focus […]

Jewish People of the YEAR Celebration!

GatherDC is throwing down to celebrate the extraordinary humans featured as Jewish Person of the Week from 2017-2018, and everyone who makes our Jewish community so friggin’ awesome (that’s YOU)!  RSVP NOW DON’T MISS OUT on this festive opportunity to: Cheers to the Jewish People of the Week over drinks, games, prizes, & fried foods […]


Confused? Good. This was a joke in honor of the holiday of Purim, which begins tonight, February 28th. Purim is known as the day we eat triangle shaped cookies (hamentashen) and read the story of Esther in the megillah out loud. It’s also known as a day we turn everything upside down by wearing costumes and getting […]

Announcement: Happy Hours to be called All-Emotions Hours

In response to feedback from our community, we will be changing the name of our monthly happy hours to “all-emotions hours.” We regret our role in reinforcing systemic emotional inequalities by perpetuating the happiness hegemony, and we hope this change will encourage people of all emotions to feel more comfortable in our spaces. Our happy […]