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Rabbi Rant: Freedom Rules!

Two weeks ago, someone shared with me that, for him, discipline is freedom. He closely watches his diet, works out regularly, studies diligently for grad school…in short, his regimen helps him be the person he wants to be. A week later, someone else shared with me that freedom means not having any rules. She listens […]

FREE Summer Yoga with GatherDC!

Stressed out? Struggling to get out of bed? Feels like Friday but its only Tuesday? Yup. Yup. Yup. We understand. That’s why we’re inviting you to OM-it-out with us on Thursday evenings so you can head into your summer weekends with invigorated energy! Our in-house yoga teacher Allison Friedman (bio below) will be hosting 60-minute power yoga classes […]

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So how about those New Year’s resolutions?

In 2019, I didn’t create “resolutions,” but more themes or intentions for the year. I wanted to create more joy, meaning, and connection to others throughout the year – and so far it’s been pretty great! I’ve started by just making more time for the things that bring me joy, like playing basketball, watching great […]

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Rabbi Rant: On Inner Freedom

Passover commemorates the ancient Israelites’ exodus from slavery to freedom. The rabbis refer to Passover as “the time of our freedom.” And in our prayers we refer to Passover as “chag hacheirut” – the holiday of freedom. So if we’re going to try to connect to Passover in a meaningful way, we should probably talk […]

Want to work for GatherDC?

Attention Jewish DC: It’s time to dust off your resumes for the chance to work with the coolest team of frolleagues (that’s friends/colleagues) around. GatherDC Community Rabbi GatherDC is looking for a bold, pluralistic Jewish educator with a passion for building meaningful relationships and inspiring young adults to discover authentic Jewish identities. If you see […]

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A Camp Love Story by Roey Kruvi

This is a sponsored blog post. 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. My love story starts with […]

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Falafeltaschen Recipe

With Purim gone and Passover coming up, I decided to make a savory Purim treat that will both be delicious and help me use up the puff pastry dough in my freezer before Passover. Ingredients Puff Pastry Falafel Egg Sesame Seeds Choice of toppings (hummus, tzatziki, etc.,) Enter the Falafeltaschen The first step is frying […]