What are you up to on Saturday night, March 19?
A bunch of DC’s most exciting Jewish 20’s and 30’s organizations have been collaborating for months to book one of the hottest venues in the city, an open bar, great music, lighting, and hamentashen (of course), to make this DC Purim Bash the best one yet. We here at Gather reached out to the planners of this shindig for a little DC Purim Bash Q&A.
Jackie: Who am I going to see there, and what will they be wearing?
Marcy: I think the more important question is “Who won’t you see there?” The DC Purim Bash is THE place to be if you are a young Jewish professional in the DC metro area. Young professionals in our world means ages 21 – 39. There will be singles, there will be couples, there will be exes, and for some lucky people, there might even be future partners. As far as attire, we want you to look your best. Most people in years past have been in cocktail attire, but we’re not picky. Maybe you’ve been waiting for the perfect opportunity to come in costume as one of the Presidential candidates. Perhaps you just bought an amazing pair of jeans, cowboy boots, and bolo tie. Whatever you choose, make sure to dress it up with a smile. Oh and maybe most importantly when figuring out your outfit… there will be a coat check; free of charge!
– Marcy Spiro is the Director of Membership Engagement at Adas Israel Congregation
Jackie: How would you describe this year’s Purim Bash… in haiku form?
Stacy: Celebrate Purim
Mingle, drink, nosh, and sway, until
Haman goes away
– Stacy Miller is the Manager of EntryPointDC
Jackie: Why did you decide to join the DC Purim Bash team?
Emily: Being a part of the DC Purim Bash team combines all of the things that I love about my job—creating open, fun, welcoming spaces for DC Jewish young professionals to gather together—but with the other amazing Jewish organizations in the area. The Federation, 2239, Adas Israel, and EntryPoint all put on such fabulous programming on their own; being able to collaborate with everyone on this team to pull from the strengths of each organization is a dream come true.
– Emily Zeller is the Young Professional Event Associate at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
Jackie: Why do tickets cost $45?
Aaron: The Purim Bash is a totally break-even celebration. The ticket price only covers the hard costs of putting on the event. We took the total cost and divided it by 400 tickets (this is our fire-code capacity, so seriously, get your ticket ASAP before they sell out). That’s how we got the ticket price. Our warm and fuzzy goal is to celebrate all of the things that make DC the most welcoming and collaborative young professionals Jewish community in the country. Our financial goal is to make $0 at the end. We really want to keep the tickets as inexpensive as possible.
– Rabbi Aaron Miller runs 2239 as the Associate Rabbi at Washington Hebrew Congregation
Jackie: When can I get tickets, and what happens when tickets sell out?
Rachel: You should get your ticket NOW by clicking here! The price goes up March 15th, and we are only able to sell 400 tickets (fewer than in past years), so I wouldn’t wait. The DC Purim Bash sells out every year, but even if you can’t get a ticket, you can still join us for the after-party at Station 4 on the Southwest Waterfront!
– Rachel Barton is the NEXT DC Coordinator for the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
Jackie: Thanks Marcy, Stacy, Emily, Aaron, and Rachel for everything you’re doing to plan the best DC Purim Bash ever. I can’t wait to see everyone there!