Sixth & I celebrates intersections—the unexpected places where Jewish and secular culture meet. Since 2004, the historic, multi-denominational, and non-membership synagogue in downtown Washington, DC has housed impactful, entertaining, and thought-provoking programs open to the entire community.
Sixth & I welcomes people of all backgrounds and ages to our world-class arts and culture events. Our 6th in the City series, including Not Your Bubbe’s Sisterhood, Men’s Room, Trivia Night, Shabbat services, Running Club, holiday celebrations and Sixth & U classes and workshops, is intended for people in their 20s and 30s.
As an innovative organization seeking to re-imagine the Jewish experience, Sixth & I is a non-membership synagogue without a congregational structure. Anyone is welcome to join our ever-growing community by participating in our à la carte programs. To learn more about supporting Sixth & I by making a donation, click here.
Sixth & I is conveniently located two blocks from the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro station (Red, Yellow, and Green lines). Use the 7th and H St. exit from the station.
Yes, we offer group tours by appointment. There is a $50 fee for tours led by our docent. To schedule a group tour, please call the administrative office at 202.408.3100. Click here for a virtual tour of our building.
Our breathtaking 800-seat sanctuary, with its wrap-around balcony, vaulted ceiling, and unmatched acoustics, is used for large performances, talks, and religious services. Seating is in cushioned pews. Reminiscent of an underground jazz club with a mix of seating and standing room and a cash bar, our Downstairs venue is host to concerts and comedy shows with up-and-coming artists, art exhibits, and post-event receptions. For all venues, accessible seating is available upon request.
Sixth & I’s administrative hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The building is open additional hours for events, but administrative activities do not take place during those times.
Yes. Because we are a contributing building to a historic neighborhood and could not change the façade of our building, we have a lift system to enter the building and to access the different floors (no outdoor ramps). As a courtesy (not required), if you or someone in your party intends on using the lift system, please call the office at 202.408.3100 in advance so we can anticipate your arrival.
The box office is open on Fridays from noon - 3:00 pm. and is located in our administrative building at 606 I Street, NW. Tickets to select events, mostly concerts and comedy shows, are available for purchase through our box office. More information on those events and the box office is available here.
All ticket sales are final and non-refundable. On an event-by-event basis, tickets can be transferred to another person of your choice.
Seating is general admission, first-come, first-served. Sanctuary seating, split between the ground floor and a balcony level, is in pews so there are no individual, chair-style seats. There are some obstructed view seats in the balcony.
Some events include cash bar (beer, wine, and soft drink) sales. However, we do not allow food in the sanctuary and drinks are only permitted in the sanctuary if they are in a Sixth & I tumbler, which can be purchased at the bar.
This varies event to event. Please call ahead to find out the camera policy for a specific event.
No, but metered street parking is available in the surrounding neighborhood. Nearby parking lots include the PMI Parking Lot (6th St. and Massachusetts Avenue, entrance on Mass.) and the Verizon Center Parking Lot (6th and G Streets, entrance on 6th).
Yes. Please call 202.408.3100 to inquire about a lost item.
There are many restaurants in the neighborhood, especially along 7th St. See a map of restaurants here.