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Jewish People of the YEAR Celebration!

GatherDC is throwing down to celebrate the extraordinary humans featured as Jewish Person of the Week from 2017-2018, and everyone who makes our Jewish community so friggin’ awesome (that’s YOU)! 

RSVP NOW

DON’T MISS OUT on this festive opportunity to:

  • Cheers to the Jewish People of the Week over drinks, games, prizes, & fried foods
  • Sip on specialty cocktails like the “Jewish Drink of the Week” and “Gather the Booze”
  • Take photo-booth pics with incredible, diverse young adults from across the DMV
  • Win awesome raffle prizes from Hill Country BBQ, One Eight Distilling, Pleasant Pops, and more!

Date: Thursday, May 10 from 6-9pm

Location: The Loft at 4935 – 4935 Cordell Avenue, Bethesda MD
7 min walk from Bethesda Metro, parking garage next door, 20 min Uber ride from DC, or contact allisonf@gatherdc.org to arrange a carpool.

Cost: $15 in-advance/ $20 at-door*
Includes 1 drink ticket, 2 raffle tickets, appetizers, photo-booth, and more (NOTE: Drink ticket is ONLY included if you register in advance.)

Raffle Prizes: $100 to Hill Country BBQOne Eight Distilling Tour & Tasting, 2 Tickets to Signature Theatre, 1 Year of Adas Israel Shir Delight Shabbat Dinners, 1 Year of 2239 Metro Minyan Shabbat Dinners, 1 Year of GatherDC Happy Hours, Baked by Yael Gift Certificate, Pleasant Pops Gift Certificate, A Case of Sip City‘s Switchel,  Masa Israel Shirt + Tote Gift Set, & more!

Jewish People of the Year Celebration Host Committee: Ally Sherman, Eric Schwartz, Jodie Singer, Melanie Fineman, Monica Arkin

Click HERE to register – or fill out the form below.

 

Thank you so much for your interest in GatherDC's Jewish People of the YEAR Celebration! Online registration is now closed. Walk-ins are welcome at the event for $20 (cash or Venmo accepted), and we hope you will join us at The Loft 4935 on May 10th from 6-9pm.

Get all the event details here.

Top Five Reasons to Go to AJC’s Winter Party

Meet other Jewish young professionals

This night is for you to meet other Jewish young professionals across the DMV. Don’t worry, we won’t let you mingle on an empty stomach. Your ticket includes delicious appetizers and sweet and savory crepes from 2-star Michelin chef, Gerard Pangaud. Start your weekend off early with drinks, a live DJ, and dancing!

Learn about AJC ACCESS DC

AJC has been around since 1906. It is the leading global Jewish advocacy organization with unparalleled access to government officials, diplomats, and world leaders. We take a nonpartisan lens. Some call us “the state department of the Jewish people”. We work with the few that affect the many.

ACCESS DC empowers Jews in their 20s and 30s to develop strong relationships with these key contacts so they can advocate on behalf of the Jewish people here in Washington, D.C., and around the world.

Get involved with ACCESS

ACCESS supporters can attend insider events like our Marshall Society Insider Series. This is a great opportunity to hear from foreign policy professionals. Past speakers covered the political issues in Turkey, German elections, genocide in Bosnia Herzegovina, and trade in Singapore.

Join for local and international ACCESS

ACCESS offers young leaders unique domestic and international travel experiences, enabling them to hone their diplomacy skills at high-level meetings and conferences. Recently we sent groups to Morocco and Japan! We have an upcoming trip to Greece and Cyprus in June!  

Party with a purpose

Support an organization thinking ahead about the safety and security of the Jewish people. In 2015, AJC launched the Mayors United Against Anti-Semitism campaign, inviting U.S. mayors and municipal leaders to sign on to a statement that calls upon their European counterparts to publicly address and take action against anti-Semitism in their communities. To date, more than 350 U.S. mayors and municipal leaders from all 50 states and D.C. – representing nearly 86 million people – have signed on, along with nearly 200 European mayors from 31 countries representing more than 70 million people.

 

No matter what your reason is for showing up, we can’t wait to dance the night away with you on Thursday, February 8th! Get your ticket now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What is “Yalla Yalla”?

At 9:30 pm on Saturday night Expo Bar will be temporarily transformed into a Tel Aviv nighclub for “Yalla, Yalla Part Deux.”  In case missed Part Un and don’t know what to expect, here’s a brief sketch of the night provided by one of the event’s co-hosts Jen N.

SR:  What does “Yalla Yalla” mean?
JN:  Colloquially, it’s used as “Come on, let’s go!”  So, in this case, you should all listen to us and come to the party!

SR:  What’s going down on Saturday night?
JN:  Well, we think that DC is seriously lacking in good Israeli pop music (by seriously lacking, we mean that there is none at all.)  So, we’re having an awesome Tel Avivdance party on U Street, to remind everyone of their fun nights out in Tel Aviv.  Our goal is both to put on an amazing party for everyone who wishes to experience Tel Aviv for a night, and at the same time to contribute the funds we earn to an Israeli organization that does meaningful and effective community service.

SR:  How is this related the previous “Yalla Yalla” party held in dc?
JN:  The first Yalla Yalla party back in November was a huge success, and we’re hoping that this second one will be the start of a continuing tradition. This party should offer the same vibe as the one in November — same location, same DC, same music, but this time we’re donating the proceeds to a different charity (Shalva, see below).  We’re hoping to continue these parties once or twice a year, bringing the Tel Aviv spirit to DC and helping some worthy organizations at the same time.

SR:  Do you feel likeyou’re cheating on Moshe I. by having this party without him?
JN:  Moshe cheated on us first by moving away!!  Just kidding — we have an open relationship with him, it’s cool.  But seriously, Moshe will definitely be there in spirit and hopes everyone has the best night ever.

SR:  What are you doing to add Israeli flavor to the party?
JN:  The music will be Israeli, the DJ is Israeli, we invited some of our Israeli friends, and the proceeds are all going to an Israeli community service organization.  It’s safe to say that everyone at the party has some connection to Israel.

SR:  What gives the three co-hosts Israeli street cred?
JN:  Well, Yoni is actually from the hood (Tel Aviv style), and he eats hummus by the spoonful, literally.  I (Jen) run on Israeli time, and Hillary just looks really Israeli.  But actually, all three of us are very connected to Israel and have spent a significant amount of time living there.

SR:  Will American Top 40 make an appearance? That’s how I get my dance on…
JN:  Of course!  They play American jams in Israel too!  It will be a perfect blend of Israeli and American top hits.

SR:  It says it’s $5 atthe door and all proceeds go to shalva.  That sounds good, but what’s Shalva?
JN:  Shalva is an amazing organization that offers individualized therapy to specials needs children in Israel, at no cost to the families. The therapies are tailored to each specific child, helping each one reach their full potential. To learn more visit Shalva.org.