passover guide

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 […]

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Permission to Breathe

On Wednesday night, during one of my weekly classes which I’m now doing online, I asked everyone to go around and share one word that best described where they were in that moment. Inspired by the very first question God asks humanity in the Torah—“Akyeka?” “Where are you?”—I asked a similar question in the hope […]

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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 […]

purim playlist

Your Purim Playlist

My favorite holiday is approaching, which is a celebration that indulges in drinking and dancing all night. And no, it’s not Mardi Gras. It’s Purim! Or as I like to call it, “Jewish Carnival.” That being said, we need a soundtrack to celebrate both feminist queens: Queen Esther and Queen Vashti.  According to Times of […]