Organized by @vboykis and @awapy, the event was well attended but still small enough for all of us, largely strangers, to talk. The conversations I was privy to focused on life in DC, using Twitter, and, of course, Judaism. (I’d meant to twitter a bit from the floor, as evidenced by my picture—and I even popped a few out—but I was generally having too much fun to keep my nose buried in my cell phone. :P)
Everyone seemed really friendly, and eager to give this social experiment a try. Near the end of the night, one of our organizers spoke to the fact that networking sites like Twitter were giving Jews the opportunity to communicate in this digital era, utilize new technology, and take further pride in our communal heritage. I have to say, this is the thing that excites me most about initiatives like “tweetup.” Not only do we have the tools to publish information of Jewish interest to the web, but we now also have the following to make new Jewish connections in the real world. I look forward to our next event!
Cross-posted to The Examiner.