Entries by Jason Langsner

Defining Anti-Semitism

The first step of addressing any challenge is defining it.  But anti-Semitism is more than a challenge. It’s a direct threat rather than an abstract one – as our people were sadly reminded last week. The Threat of Anti-Semitism is Not New The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), in downtown DC, calls it “the […]

Jews in Baseball

NOTE #1: This is not a sponsored blog post. Jason just really likes baseball and Jewish community life, and is therefore extremely excited to share the many Jewish baseball festivities happening this summer. NOTE #2: Jason is also getting married this WEEKEND! If you want to wish him and his bride Carly a Mazel Tov, […]

From K Street to the Knesset – Pt 1:  Zionism Today and Into Tomorrow

[Editor’s Note] Jason Langsner, one of our community members and bloggers, shares his perspective on Zionism today, and his experience at the American Zionist Movement Conference this past November. The views and opinions expressed in his blog post are not necessarily representative of GatherDC, and we welcome readers to share their thoughts in the comments […]

Where will the Jews be on Christmas this year?

One of the more noteworthy Christmas Carols begins, “Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful, and since we’ve no place to go, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” Well after we just finished a few 60- 70 degree December days I’m pretty much going to make the […]

Hyperlocal Responses to the Proposed Iran Nuclear Deal

It has now been a few days since the P5+1 Nuclear Deal with Iran was reached and the debate has opened between our community and those who we send to Congress to review it. I understand that people have mixed views on the deal, people may still be trying to interpret the 159 pages of the publicly […]