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Jewish Dog of the Month: Brooklyn

Sarah: What is your name? Brooklyn Spellman Sarah: Where did your name come from? Brooklyn: My mommy adopted me when I was already 7 years old, so I came with the name. But I think it suits me! Sarah: What is your favorite way to spend a day in DC? Brooklyn: I love to be […]

Jewish DC Year in Review: 2018

  Ah, 2018. Was it all that bad? Okay yes, Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson broke our hearts. We had some awkward political tension.  We could go through the list of awful things, because – safe to say – they were plentiful. Instead, let’s recap 2018 on a high note. After all, 2018 had some […]

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Never Heard of National Landing? You’re Not Alone

What the heck is National Landing On November 13th, Amazon announced it had selected Long Island City in Queens, New York and National Landing in Arlington, Virginia as its two new headquarters locations. The entire population of the Washington metropolitan area raised its collective eyebrows and asked, “What the heck is National Landing?” According to […]

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Happy Hanukkah DC: From Our Stomachs To Yours

The Festival of Lights has finally arrived! What better way to celebrate this holiday than inhaling as many latkes, donuts, and gelt as possible? If you have yet to indulge in your share of these delightful treats, not to worry. We’re here to help. Look no further for the best Hanukkah deals in DC. And […]

GatherDC Giving Circle

GatherDC’s Executive Director Rachel Gildiner and Rabbi Aaron Potek invite you to take part in a hands-on exploration of your Jewish giving values and opportunity to make a lasting impact in the community. We will collaborate with like-minded Jewish 30-somethings and decide how to create social change in our community at sessions on January 16th, 23rd, […]

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Rabbi Rant: On Abundance and Scarcity

It’s Hanukkah, and the malleable metaphor of light amidst darkness will inspire many important themes – hope amidst cynicism, clarity amidst doubt, joy amidst sadness, etc. But I think there’s a less obvious, yet no-less-important, theme related to the source of light – the oil. It’s hard to get pumped about something lasting longer than […]

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Why Rabbis and Shuls Shouldn’t “Get Political”

There’s a relatively new trend in American society that I think is doing us great harm. Everything is becoming political. We’ve seen it with Nike weighing in on the kneeling debate, Grubhub’s CEO telling his employees that Trump voters should resign, [solidcore]’s owner speaking out about Ivanka Trump, restaurants refusing to serve various politicians, and […]