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Jewish Dog of the Month: Sammy!

Sarah: What is your name? Sammy Ruth. Sarah: Where did your name come from? Sammy: I’m originally from North Carolina, but my mom and dad took me in after I was rescued from a hoarding situation. Sarah: What is your favorite way to spend a day in DC? Sammy: I love meeting other dogs and […]

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Your DC Passover Guide 2019

If avoiding carbs and retelling a several hour long saga about slavery – while indulging in horseradish and shank bone – doesn’t qualify for the best holiday ever, than I don’t know what does! Since this beloved holiday is right around the corner, it’s time to start making your seder plans. Because, lucky for us […]

Really Remarkable Hamantaschen Recipes You Need to Try

I love hamantaschen. However, I’m not a huge fan of the traditional version, because I’m not what you’d call a traditional Jew. I’m a new-ish MOT (member of “the Tribe”) and I ate my very first hamantaschen about four years ago. It was so mind-blowing that a couple weeks later, I decided to go all […]

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Celebrate Purim, No Hangover Guaranteed

Purim is almost here! Around town, you will usually find hundreds of young adults gathering at local synagogues and bars while dressed up in their favorite costumes, doing lots – and lots – of drinking. On Purim, we’re actually told by the Talmud to drink to the point of not knowing the difference between Haman […]

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OPINION: Who Counts as Jewish?

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. —– Who counts as Jewish? To non-Jews, this might sound […]

Your DC Purim Guide: 2019/5779

Raise your hand if… You like to party Eat sugary cookies filled with peanut butter/chocolate/raspberry jam Dress in costume when its not Halloween Enjoy libations guilt free Scream really loudly about political figures you despise Well, you are in luck… Purim is just around the corner. Since its been a full year (or more?!) since […]