DMV Hanukkah Guide 2023 / 5784

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**Updated Thursday, December 14th at 4:51 p.m.**

Happy Hanukkah from your friends at GatherDC!

Over the past two months, we’ve been proud to see the way that you’ve come together to support one another in a time of pain and grief. We feel so blessed to be in community with you, and hope that we’ve been able to provide you relief, space to process, and pockets of joy; you certainly have given it all to us.

It’s easy to forget that darkness is temporary. At the end of this month, the days will get longer. Soon, we’ll all once again be walking home in full sunlight, complaining about the humidity. But, even as we know the days will, eventually, lengthen, we can also do our own work to spread light and alleviate the darkness. We light candles and gather together with friends and loved ones. We fry latkes and make sufganiyot. We publicize the miracle. This Hanukkah season, let’s hold one another in the light for as long as possible, knowing that longer, brighter days are coming soon. May we all embrace the moment and remind ourselves of how joyful it can be to be Jewish, together.


The GatherDC Team

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Food for Hanukkah

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  • Baked By Yael
    • Cakepops, challah, and more available to order
    • Located near Woodley Park Metro, DC
  • Baker’s Daughter
    • Pickup and delivery with a Hanukkah “CMB at Home” menu
    • Located near Franklin Park, DC
  • Bread Furst Bakery
    • Hanukkah menu available December 7th to December 14th
    • Located near Van Ness-UDC Metro
  • Buffalo & Bergen
    • Located near Capitol Hill and inside Union Market, DC
  • Call Your Mother
    • Menu includes gluten-free potato latkes
    • Located in Bethesda, MD; North Bethesda, MD; Chevy Chase, MD; Capitol Hill, DC; Petworth, DC; Logan Circle, DC; West End, DC; Georgetown, DC; and McLean, VA
  • Celebrity Delly
    • Located in Falls Church, VA
  • Challah Back Girls
    • Use code GATHER10 now through Sunday, December 10th for 10% off your order!
    • Check out our blog piece featuring one of CBG’s cofounders!
  • District Doughnut
    • Located in Eastern Market, DC; the Wharf, DC; Union Market, DC; and Georgetown, DC
  • Donut Run
    • Located in Takoma Park, DC
  • Good Company Doughnuts & Cafe
    • Located in Arlington, VA
  • Prescription Chicken
    • Can be ordered for pickup near Shaw-Howard Metro
    • Can also be ordered for delivery or gifted!
  • RSVP Catering
    • Includes a Hanukkah Prix-Fixe menu under “Holiday 2023”
  • Sababa
    • Located in Cleveland Park, DC
  • Sunflower Bakery
    • Hanukkah menu available beginning December 1st
    • Located in North Bethesda, MD
  • Walla Challah
    • Baked goods to order for delivery

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