Spotted in Jewish DC: Alex Levin’s Rosh Hashanah Pop-Up Bakeshop!

We’ve smelled, er spotted, something delicious baking in Jewish DC. It’s a pop-up bakeshop for Rosh Hashanah complete with things like hazelnut chocolate rugelach, caramelized apple pie, whipped ricotta cheesecake, honey challah with raisins. Your stomach grumbling yet? The man behind the pastries, Chef Alex Levin, took a quick break from the kitchen to chat […]


Important information for this weekend

This weekend (August 10-12, 2018) marks an unfortunate anniversary. It has been one year since the violent Unite the Right rally took place in Charlottesville, Virginia. This upsetting rally, and the racist incidents that have occurred since, have highlighted that bigotry, racism, and anti-Semitism are still very much alive in our country today. Like many of you, this realization […]

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Jewish Dog of the Month: Zuli!

Want to nominate your awesome doggy (or cat!) to be featured? Email Sarah Brennan and let her know. Sarah: What is your name? Zuli: My full name is Zuli “Thumper” Jebodiah Brown. Please don’t ask questions. I was not involved. Sarah:  Where did your name come from? Zuli: My mom and dad (AKA: Rebecca and Alex) were […]

Mini Gatherings: August 2018!

Want to meet other interesting Jews in a smaller, more personal setting? Looking to explore questions that matter to Jewish 20s and 30s? Afraid of commitment? GatherDC is excited to open applications for the 13th round of Mini Gatherings. We are looking for young Jewish adults who are looking to connect with others over meaningful […]

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DC High Holiday Guide 2018!

High holiday time is one of our top 4 favorite seasons of the year here at GatherDC. And guess what…it’s back! DC kills it every year when it comes to having fun ways to ring in the Jewish New Year. Don’t believe us? Check out the list below. Whether you’re looking for a Reform Erev Rosh Hashanah […]


Jewish Cat of the Month: Chloe!

Chloe is ready for her closeup. Meet the Jewish CAT of the Month, daughter to GatherDC’s very own Office Manager Julie Thompson! Got a cat (or dog) of your own who deserves a shot at internet fame? Send Allie Friedman an email at #PurBabyPur Sarah: What is your name? Chloe: My name is Chloe, although my mom, […]


If Nobody Remembers Us

Ann stood alone on the other side of the dance floor, swaying offbeat. I approached my friend in her white gown. She looked as chic as my tailored tux and bow tie, which someone else knotted for me because I suck at “adulting”. The closer I got to her, the more I thought Ann looked […]


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, […]

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Rabbi Rant: There’s a Jewish Holiday This Week

This Saturday night is Tisha B’Av, a holiday that is less familiar to many American Jews. On Tisha B’Av, we commemorate the major Jewish calamities that happened on this day, most significantly the destruction of the two Temples. The loss of our “religious home” was coupled with the loss of our actual homes. As we […]

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Jewish Dog of the Month: Tabitha!

Due to the overwhelming response to our “Jewish Dog of the Month” feature, we are excited to announce that we will now be showcasing adorable pups EVERY OTHER WEEK! Email Allie Friedman to nominate your favorite dog (or cat!) . This month, we say *WOOF WOOF* to Marcy Spiro‘s beloved pup, Tabitha.    Sarah: What is […]