Gather has seen that Jews in their 20s and 30s are finding meaning and connection not solely through institutions or programming (although those are great!)… but through genuine relationships steeped in care, connection, and wrestling with their Jewish identities.
In addition to connecting people to each other and existing Jewish life, we create experiences that have relationships at their center. These experiences meet a distinct need in the community and are often more intimate (better for connecting!).
We deeply value the diversity of insight, perspective, and experience brought by people from backgrounds typically underrepresented in Jewish life. This includes Black, Latinx/Latine, and Asian people, Black Jews, Jews of Color, Sephardi and Mizrachi Jews, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, gender non-conforming people, and people with disabilities, and all people of diverse religious, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds.
We welcome Jews of all abilities, sexual orientations, racial/ethnic identities, gender identities and expressions, financial means, and levels of religiosity to reach out to us, have coffee, and join us in whatever way feels right as GatherBay evolves.