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 for the community.
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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, Shabbat services, 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 Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 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.
ASL-interpreted services for programs are available on an as-requested basis. Please contact us at least 10 days prior to the program date. We have assisted listening devices for programs held in the sanctuary. To request these services, please email our Cultural Programming Associate, Amelia, at [email protected] or call the office at 202.408.3100.
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 how to purchase tickets 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. To request a refund for a Shabbat dinner, please email Abby Eisen at least three days before the event.
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.
There is a cash bar (beer, wine, and soft drinks) at select events. However, we do not allow outside food in the building 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.
We do not have a parking lot. Metered street parking is available in the surrounding neighborhood. Find information about nearby parking lots here.
Yes. Please call 202.408.3100 to inquire about a lost item.
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