Frustrated by the sense of isolation from the Jewish community in Washington DC and also because I was jealous of the Tel Aviv Beer-Up, I decided to see if there was interest in having a Jewish tweetup around here. @Awapy felt exactly the same, and, being in marketing, went to work. Whereas I had the vision, she created a bunch of press releases and tirelessly reached out to Jewish organizations. She was the Weizmann to my Herzl.
@Awapy decided to put the hashtag on her back…in case anyone got lost.
And @aimster215. She regaled us with her tales of Tokyo.
Oh my. It’s Mr. B and @Awapy. Mr. B is not on Twitter. Yet. We’ll grind him down. Eventually.
And then @HeebinDc and his friend, Kel-Kel came by. She’s not on Twitter, either. Yet.
@Awapy and @16thstreetj. He had free swag, so we liked him right away.
And then @JulieMinevich showed up. She is a social media goddess. I tried to ger her to tell me her trade secrets, but then got distracted. With a rum and Coke.
And then, all of a sudden, @BuberZionist showed up. He’s a pretty nice guy. We didn’t talk a lot about politics, surprisingly. Also, by this time, I was well into my first drink.
@Awapy seems to be in a lot of these pictures. Hmmm. But here’s @jfoodgeek, the craziest Arjewtinian I’ve met (also the only one) and @RobinYasinow, who has her own business. I asked her a ton of questions about it. I hope I didn’t scare her.
Yay. It’s @chavalahh, who has a sweet editorial gig. And a lady whose name I completely forget (Susan,I think) who is not on Twitter, but everyone told her she should be.
And then there’s @peelapom. She incorporates elements of paganism and Wiccan tradition into Judaism. She is cool.