If you’re wondering what I’ve been up to while I’ve been not posting stories about life from Ze Mother Country, I’ve been scheming.
There are no Jews in DC.Â Or, at least, none that my Jewdar picked up on.Â My Jewdar is pretty weak, much like a lower-end GPS model.Â I should really get that thing upgraded.
Frustrated by the sense of isolation from the Jewish community in Washington DC and also because I was jealous of the Tel Aviv Beer TweetUp, I decided to see if there was interest in having a Jewish tweetup around here.Â At first, I thought it was pretty gimmicky, because social media in general seems pretty gimmicky to me.Â However, at the risk of sounding like I’ve been drinking the Twitter Kool-Aid, I really think that it’s the only thing that’s been helpful for me in connecting directly to Jews.
@Awapy felt exactly the same, and, being in marketing, went to work. While I had the vision, she created a bunch of press releases and tirelessly reached out to Jewish organizations.Â She was the Weizmann to my Herzl. Also, ck created a fabulous poster for us to promote it.
@Awapy decided to put the hashtag on her back…in case anyone got lost.
@HeebinDc and his friend, Kel-Kel.
@Awapy and @16thstreetj.Â He had free swag, so we liked him right away.
And then, @BuberZionist showed up.Â He’s a pretty nice guy. We didn’t talk a lot about politics, surprisingly.Â Also, by this time, I was well into my first drink.
We look like we’re having a pretty ok time.
Next time, you should come.