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Interfaith Co...

Interfaith Couples Workshop

Rabbi Shira facilitates a guided, nonjudgmental space for Jews and their non-Jewish partners to talk, learn, and grow – together and as individuals.

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Friday Night Shabbat Services with MesorahDC

A traditional service with soulful melodies, contemporary insights, and stories, followed by dinner. Separate seating for women and men during the service.

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Meditation Shabbat

Take the essence of Shabbat – rest and relaxation – and weave it together with guided meditation, prayer, and light movement to create a restorative practice. Rabbi Suzy and Michal Bilick lead this informal Shabbat service.

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Saturday Morning Services with MesorahDC

Service with soulful melodies and contemporary insights. Separate seating for men and women during services.

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CANCELED: Lif...

CANCELED: Life Since the Election: A One-Day Storytelling Intensive

Using post-election D.C. as your storyboard, express your unique experience living in our nation’s capital in this one-day workshop, led by Story District’s expert teachers, where you will generate new story material, learn about narrative structure and storytelling techniques, and practice telling stories and hearing feedback in small groups.

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Café Nite

Café Nite

Explore several learning options with MesorahDC, including Hebrew lessons, bar and bat mitzvah training, and basic or intermediate study sessions.

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Senator Al Fr...

Senator Al Franken

Al Franken, Giant of the Senate, by the U.S. Senator from Minnesota and #1 New York Times bestselling author, is a book about an award-winning comedian who decided to run for office and then discovered why award-winning comedians tend not to do that.

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CANCELED: DIY: Design it Yourself

Design your own Tzedakah box, deepen your knowledge of Jewish spirituality, and refresh your sense of meaning in Jewish life. Master woodworker Trevor Higgins, who built two of Sixth & I’s arks, will be on hand to guide you through the process of creating a beautiful, meaningful, and unique artifact of enduring worth that connect you to your Jewish identity.

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Deep Dive: He...

Deep Dive: Heschel

This is a two-part series that meets on Wednesdays, June 7 and 14 at 6:00 pm. Poet, philosopher, civil rights activist, rabbi: Abraham Joshua Heschel z’’l is a moral voice More +

Dinner Unplugged

Dinner Unplugged

Exhausted from your over-committed schedule and increasingly fast-paced, go-go-go lifestyle? Detox from the nonstop technology mid-week with our recurring Wednesday night dinner – sans smartphones.

Richard Reeves

Richard Reeves

In Dream Hoarders, the Brookings Institution fellow argues that the real class divide is not between the upper class and the upper middle class: it is between the upper middle class and everyone else.

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Summer Toast

Summer Toast

Celebrate the start of summer with cider from Blue Bee, Virginia’s first urban cidery, and a make-your-own grilled cheese bar.

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CANCELED: Sha...

CANCELED: Shabbasana™: Pre-Shabbat Yoga

Prepare your mind and body for Shabbat with Jewish-inspired yoga led by yoga instructor, Dan Kapner.

National Prid...

National Pride Shabbat

One weekend a year, Pride takes over DC—and it takes over Shabbat at Sixth & I, as well. Erev Pride Shabbat services will be filled with celebration, reflection, and inspiration. Dinner will feature rainbow-colored jello shots and drag trivia hosted by our own Queen Esther. Led by Rabbi Shira and Aaron Shneyer, Rabbi Laurie Green of Bet Mishpachah, and members of GLOE, we will stand together, unapologetically proud, and celebrate our entire community.

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Jane Bunnett and Maqueque

The Grammy-nominated musician is known for her creative integrity, improvisational daring, and courageous artistry. Through her music, Burnett aims to explore different cultures and to express the universality of music. The talented pianist and saxophone player’s sound encapsulates Afro-Cuban melodies and embraces and showcases the rhythms and culture of Cuba. She has toured the world’s leading jazz festivals, displaying her versatility as an artist, as well as an educator, spokesperson, and social activist.

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Monumental Mo...

Monumental Mondays: Washington & the First Amendment

Grab a picnic dinner and meet Rabbi Suzy at the Washington Monument for a conversation about faith and democracy.

Café Nite

Café Nite

Explore several learning options with MesorahDC, including Hebrew lessons, bar and bat mitzvah training, and basic or intermediate study sessions.

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Speak Up: Bys...

Speak Up: Bystander Intervention Training

In this interactive workshop, learn how to respond to hate-based harassment and de-escalate aggressive behavior to make public spaces safer for everyone. Learn how to be an effective and safe ally in this workshop led by two professional trainers from Collective Action for Safe Spaces, with additional perspective from Rabbi Suzy.

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Man’s Attempt...

Man’s Attempt at Thoughtfulness

Combining spirituality, psychology, modern masculinity, and good scotch, Rabbi Scott brings a group of men together to attempt some thoughtfulness about life’s more important questions.

6th in the Ci...

6th in the City Chorus Concert

The 6th in the City Chorus performs a mix of old and new songs with choirs from Turner Memorial AME Church (which worshiped in Sixth & I’s building for nearly five decades) and the Metropolitan AME Church.

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Good Soul Sha...

Good Soul Shabbat

Rabbi Scott, Aaron Shneyer, and Michal Bilick offer soulful acoustic music, deep spirituality, and thoughtful service to DC. After services, fill our sanctuary with the spirited sound of new tunes and old favorites.

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Café Nite

Café Nite

Explore several learning options with MesorahDC, including Hebrew lessons, bar and bat mitzvah training, and basic or intermediate study sessions.

The Rise of P...

The Rise of Populism and Nationalism

The Atlantic’s Graeme Wood—author of “His Kampf,” an article in The Atlantic’s June issue about Richard Spencer, leader of the alt-right movement, who happens to be Graeme’s high school classmate— White House Correspondent Rosie Gray, and Editor in Chief Jeffrey Goldberg discuss the future of the movement in the era of Trump and what it means for our country, our allies, and our democracy going forward.

The Hardest C...

The Hardest Conversation

Israel—the place, the idea—has played a significant role in Jewish history. We yearned for a return to our home—but when? And at what cost? Are we a people who privilege power and strength, and deal in the particulars of a plot of land? Or do we emphasize compassion and the Other, and tend toward the universal? Are these two ideals mutually exclusive when it comes to Israel?

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Hebrew Litera...

Hebrew Literacy I: Early Section

Demystify the Hebrew alphabet as you learn the letters and vowels and how to combine them to “crack the code.” This course introduces reading Hebrew in an enjoyable yet focused atmosphere.

Sherman Alexie

Sherman Alexie

From the National Book Award-winning author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian comes You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me, a powerful account of the author’s difficult childhood and complicated relationship with his mother, who was an alcoholic.

Hebrew Litera...

Hebrew Literacy I: Late Section

Demystify the Hebrew alphabet as you learn the letters and vowels and how to combine them to “crack the code.” This course introduces reading Hebrew in an enjoyable yet focused atmosphere.

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Serve Others ...

Serve Others with Sixth & I

Serve breakfast at So Others Might Eat (SOME), an organization that works to end chronic homelessness in DC.

Washington Co...

Washington Confidential: For Employees of the Federal Government

If you are a federal employee acutely feeling the impact of the election as it relates to the future of your career, then this confidential opportunity to talk with other government workers is for you. Moderated by Rabbi Scott, this session is a chance to air your concerns and find support.

Dinner Unplugged

Dinner Unplugged

Exhausted from your over-committed schedule and increasingly fast-paced, go-go-go lifestyle? Detox from the nonstop technology mid-week with our recurring Wednesday night dinner – sans smartphones.

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Downtown Shabbat

Downtown Shabbat

A Carlebach-inspired service led by Chazzan Larry Paul and musician Robyn Helzner, followed by dinner and Shabbat singing.

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Personal Fina...

Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties: Beth Kobliner

The New York Times bestseller Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties (originally published in 1996) is the financial bible for young people, laying out in simple, no-nonsense terms, exactly what they need to know.

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Mandy Len Cat...

Mandy Len Catron and Ada Calhoun

What really makes love last? Authors and contributors to the New York Times “Modern Love” column Mandy Len Catron and Ada Calhoun offer their takes in a lovely conversation.

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6th Street Mi...

6th Street Minyan

Rabbi Suzy leads a laid-back, egalitarian minyan with musician Gavri-Tov Yares. This service combines many of the popular melodies from 6th in the City and Good Soul Shabbats while incorporating new tunes with an international flair.

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