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Protecting The Asset

Have you ever read a book and had a feeling it would really change your life? Well, last week, I finished “Essentialism” by Greg McKeown, and had that exact feeling. In exploring how to live according to our essential values, I was really struck with how McKeown described strategies for taking care of ourselves: “protecting […]

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Meet Josef: Jewish Community Engagement Director of the Week!

Attention Jewish DC: The one-and-only Josef Palermo has made his way onto the GatherDC team, and we COULD NOT BE MORE THRILLED. All caps are 100% necessary to express our uncontainable excitement. If you don’t know Josef, read on. If you do know Josef, read on and you might learn something new. Either way, email […]

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Let’s Work Out! (…of a gym)

Last week, I took a field trip from the GatherDC offices to the MINT Health Club. Rather than going to enjoy a mid-day workout, I was going to meet up with Sarah Hostyk, founder of a new tech startup called WorkStrive and former Jewish Tech Startup Founder of the Week. I was curious to learn […]

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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. […]

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Meet Allen: Jewish Real Estate Guru of the Week!

  Allie: What brought you to DC? Allen: I went to school at The University of Maryland and was offered a job with a real estate developer doing an enormous mixed-use, multi-phase development project in Montgomery County. It was exciting, so I stuck around. Allie: Do you still work in real estate? Allen:  Yes! I […]

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Getting Beyond the Blah

“What would constitute a perfect day for you?” That’s the question I pulled from the mason jar holding 86 such questions, each written on a mini sticky note and then folded over. I named my creation Beyond the Blah Jar. My new girlfriend Anie had to answer per the rules of Beyond the Blah Jar. […]

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From Eli to Ben: Passing the JMAC Torch

  Get to know the man taking the reins on the Jewish Monthly Article Club (JMAC) before I say goodbye to DC this August. Ben Lovenheim is also a huge proponent of civil discourse and talking across lines of difference, and he’s officially taking over. Get to know JMAC’s new leader and then join him […]

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OPINION: Anti-Semitism, Ilhan Omar, Curtis Sittenfeld, and Seth Meyers

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this blog and on this website are solely those of the original authors. These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of the organization GatherDC, the GatherDC staff, the GatherDC board, and/or any/all contributors to this site. —– Ilhan Omar, a Democratic congresswoman representing Minnesota’s 5th district, […]

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Calling all Jewish Interns!

Your Guide to the Best Summer Ever in Jewish DC My name is Rose Haas and I am an intern at GatherDC this summer. DC is a wonderful and exciting, albeit humid, place to spend your summer, especially if you are looking for Jewish or “Jew-ish” events to participate in!  Check out the list below […]