If you’re new to Capitol Hill, it can be hard to find others who share your background or values.One association has created a community based on a shared religious affiliation.“I hope everyone finds their group in addition to what they do during the workday because it is so hectic,” said Becca Brukman, president of the Congressional Jewish Staffers Association. “So that’s what we’re trying to do here.”Brukman, 24, is deputy press secretary for California Democratic Rep. Alan Lowenthal, who is also Jewish.The association celebrates special occasions together from Shabbat dinners, which are generally attended by about 15 people and hosted at different members’ homes, to an annual Passover Seder, which takes place during the workday and draws roughly 60 people for a service in the… Next »
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