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Sexuality and...

Sexuality and Gender Identity in Judaism

In this series from Sixth & I’s LGBTQIA Collective, Rabbi Aaron offers a deep dive into texts that subvert the gender binary and traditional gender norms.

What it Takes...

What it Takes: Shabbat Morning Prayers

For some, the Shabbat morning prayer service has a reputation of being daunting, long, and inaccessible. What if instead you understood the prayers and service structure enough to make the experience more meditative, reflective, and energizing? With Rabbi Shira, learn some of the deeper meanings of the most important Shabbat morning prayers.

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Shankar Vedantam

Shankar Vedantam

In Useful Delusions: The Power and Paradox of the Self-Deceiving Brain, the host of the “Hidden Brain” podcast argues that, paradoxically, deceiving ourselves and others can play a vital role in human success and well-being.

Basically Jewish

Basically Jewish

Rabbi Aaron leads an experiential introduction to Judaism course designed for those looking to reconnect with Judaism, as well as non-Jews looking to discover.

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Julia Turshen

Julia Turshen

In Simply Julia: 110 Easy Recipes for Healthy Comfort Food, the bestselling cookbook author shares a healthier take on the simple, satisfying comfort food for which she’s known, plus menu suggestions, adaptations for dietary needs, and personal essays.

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Shabbat at Ho...

Shabbat at Home Resources

On this first Friday of the month, our religious programming staff is welcoming Shabbat independently, but we have plenty of resources to help you lead your own service.

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Shabbat: Day Off

Shabbat: Day Off

This come one, come all Shabbat offering has something for everyone, whether you’re looking to dive deep into the week’s teachings, get more acquainted with Saturday morning services, or introduce kids to Shabbat rituals.

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Baking with S...

Baking with Sonny’s: How to Make Challah

Mix up your quarantine baking routine and learn how to make a classic challah loaf enriched with eggs and sweetened with honey.

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Mari Andrew

Mari Andrew

From the writer and artist with over 1 million Instagram followers comes My Inner Sky: On Embracing Day, Night, and All the Times in Between, a collection of essays and illustrations that parallel the phases of the sky—twilight, golden hour, night, and dawn—with all of the moments, be they small, momentous, heartbreaking, anxiety inducing, or healing, that life brings our way.

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Jake Cohen

Jake Cohen

In Jew-ish: Reinvented Recipes from a Modern Mensch, the self-described “nice Jewish Boy” reinvents the food of his Ashkenazi heritage and draws inspiration from his husband’s Persian-Iraqi traditions to offer fresh takes for a whole new generation of eaters.

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Shabbat: Brea...

Shabbat: Break Away

This virtual service led by Rabbi Aaron and musician Aaron Shneyer is lighter on prayer and has a less structured and more casual vibe than a traditional service.

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Seder Says

Seder Says

While some of the food at a Passover seder should fall flat, the conversation around the table should be anything but. Modeled after the Roman Symposium, a seder is meant to encourage lively debate around contemporary issues related to the themes of the Passover story. Rabbi Shira and other Sixth & I’ers will offer timely and provocative short discussions to inspire or just use in their entirety at your own seders.

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Could DC be t...

Could DC be the 51st State?

In early 2021, a bill to make DC America’s 51st state was reintroduced in the Senate after passing the House for the first time in history last year. With President Biden – a statehood supporter – in the White House and Democrats in control of both chambers of Congress, is DC on its way to becoming the 51st state?

Jewish Flavor...

Jewish Flavor: Passover Prep

Whether you’re cooking a delicious meal to enjoy during your virtual Passover seder or looking for some variety after too much matzah, learn to cook a kosher-for-Passover Tunisian-inspired seder that won’t fall flat during this class led by chef Vered Guttman.

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Giada De Laur...

Giada De Laurentiis

In Eat Better, Feel Better: My Recipes for Wellness and Healing, Inside and Out, the Emmy award-winning television personality walks you through how to select food that can actually make you feel better and how to curate a personalized wellness routine to support a healthy mind, body, and spirit.

Trivia Night

Trivia Night

From sports and pop culture to geography and politics, we’ll test your knowledge of it all from the comfort of your own homes.

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Shabbat: Good...

Shabbat: Good Soul

Traditional and contemplative, this virtual service led by Rabbi Shira offers a deep sense of focus and intention, aided by stirring music from Aaron Shneyer.

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Baking with S...

Baking with Sonny’s: How to Make Upside-Down Cake

Mix up your quarantine baking routine and learn how to make a moist, nutty upside-down cake with syrupy, jammy fruit.

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Harry Potter ...

Harry Potter and The Sacred Text: Final Episode

In this live recording of the final episode of this edition of the podcast, hosts Vanessa Zoltan and Casper ter Kuile will treat Book 1, Chapter 1 of Harry Potter as sacred, taking a deep dive into this chapter as they look back on the past several years of the podcast, tell stories from their own lives, and try out a medieval religious reading practice or two with this modern day classic. 

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Shabbat: Hit ...

Shabbat: Hit Reset

Blending contemporary and traditional elements, this virtual service is designed to foster community in a thoughtful, accessible, and radically welcoming setting. Led this month by Rabbi Rachel Schmelkin, rabbinic fellow at One America Movement, and musician Aaron Shneyer.

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Liberated: A ...

Liberated: A Passover Seder

Take a seat at our virtual table for an upbeat, accessible seder full of insightful reflections on the holiday and conversations around its relevant themes.

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