There's so much Jewish in DC!
DC's a fantastic place to be if you're in your 20s and 30s and looking for opportunities to get involved with the Jewish community. Some helpful tips are listed, but please let me know if what you're looking for isn't here!
Moving to DC? Moving around DC? The (rental) housing market in DC is tough right now. Honestly, your best bet is Craigslist. You can also try the Gather the Jews Housing Board or the Kesher Israel Housing ListServ. Don't be scared to ask around either. There's a good chance a friend of your friend knows someone who's looking for a new roommate.
No shortage of Shabbat options here! In addition to regular Shabbat services at the many synagogues around the DC area, and among the independent minyanim, there are services specifically for young professionals every week. Be sure to check out:
Shabbat Hoppin’ with JFGW Young Leadership
2239's Metro Minyan (Washington Hebrew Congregation- Reform)
YP@AI (Adas Israel- Conservative)
NextDor (Temple Micah- Reform)
Sixth & I
Tikkun Leil Shabbat
Every year EntryPointDC offers discounted and free High Holy Day tickets, courtesy of area congregations. Keep an eye on this space for more information and to purchase 2013 tickets!
Want to know what's going on the Jewish community? Event calendars are the most helpful!
All DCJCC events are listed on our website and in our calendar, including EPDC, community service, GLOE, film, theater, literature, and more!
Also check out the community-wide JConnect Calendar and the Gather the Jews Young Professional Calendar.
Sadly, kosher restaurants in DC are hard to find. There are only a handful in the District itself. (Tablet Magazine had an article earlier this year about the dearth of kosher restaurants in DC… not very promising.) See below for options in DC, and check out the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington's list for more in the suburbs
Eli’s Restaurant (meat)
1253 20th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Distrikt Bistro… at the DCJCC (meat)
1529 Sixteenth St NW
Washington, DC 20036
5th Avenue Deli (located in the food court of George Washington University)
800 21st Street NW
Washington, DC 20052
5th Avenue Deli is closed May, June, July and August.
Supermarkets with good kosher selections include Safeway on Wisconsin Ave at S St NW, Trader Joe's on 25th St NW between L and M, and Brookville Market on Connecticut Ave in Cleveland Park.
Did I miss something? Let me know! This page is constantly being updated as new information comes in.
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