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Office Closed

Office Closed

Sixth & I’s office is closed Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day. We will re-open Tuesday, May 31 at 9:00 am.
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Basically Jewish

Basically Jewish

Rabbi Nora 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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Rebecca Soffer

Rebecca Soffer

In The Modern Loss Handbook: An Interactive Guide to Moving Through Grief and Building Your Resilience, the Modern Loss cofounder offers candid, practical, and witty advice for confronting a future without your person, honoring their memory, dealing with trigger days, managing your professional life, and navigating new and existing relationships.

VIRTUAL: Jewi...

VIRTUAL: Jewish Flavor: Shavuot Feast

Before Shavuot, Chef Vered Guttman honors the Ashkenazi tradition of eating dairy dishes on the holiday.

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Hot Topics: A...

Hot Topics: A Jewish Approach to Abortion

As political developments unfold on the local and national stage, learn from Rabbi Aaron and Rabbi Nora about what Jewish sources have to say about abortion and reproductive justice. After studying the texts, we’ll then process and reflect both the texts and the news in small groups through conversation.  

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Shabbat at Ho...

Shabbat at Home Resources

While our Jewish Life staff welcomes Shabbat independently, we have plenty of resources to help you lead your own Shabbat at home.

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Erev Shavuot

Erev Shavuot

Sinai Slam: A...

Sinai Slam: An Alternative Shavuot Experience

Featuring personal stories from Sixth & I’ers and emceed by Rabbi Aaron and Rabbi Nora, this storytelling event explores unexpected takes on the holiday’s themes of anticipation, revelation, and conversion.

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Shavuot

Shavuot

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Start Fresh: Monthly Morning Intention-Setting

Inspired by Rosh Chodesh, the start of a new month in the Jewish calendar, Rabbi Nora leads song-filled morning prayers and kavvanot (intentions) to start your day.

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Shavuot

Shavuot

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Kamasi Washin...

Kamasi Washington

The GRAMMY-nominated saxophonist has become his generation’s torchbearer for progressive, improvisational music.

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Dan Pfeiffer and Jen Psaki: Battling the Big Lie

In Battling The Big Lie: How Fox, Facebook, and the MAGA Media Are Destroying America, the “Pod Save America” co-host dissects how the right-wing built a massive, billionaire-funded disinformation machine powerful enough to bend reality and nearly steal the 2020 election.

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Eric Holder

Eric Holder

In Our Unfinished March: The Violent Past and Imperiled Future of the Vote—A History, a Crisis, a Plan, Eric Holder, the former U.S. Attorney General, civil rights leader, and chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee presents a chronicle of the brutal, bloody, and at times hopeful history of the vote; a frontlines account of how opponents are fighting to take it away; and a powerful playbook for how we can save our democracy before it’s too late.

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National Prid...

National Pride Shabbat

In solidarity with Capital Pride 2022, Rabbi Aaron and musicians Aaron Shneyer and Danny Villanueva lead an inclusive service celebrating the diversity of DC Jewish life.

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JOHNNYSWIM

JOHNNYSWIM

On their eponymous album JOHNNYSWIM, husband and wife duo Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano translate the memories, moments, and milestones of their journey into spirited, slick, and soulful anthems steeped in singer-songwriter tradition.

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Keep Your Fri...

Keep Your Friends Close

It can feel harder than ever to make and maintain meaningful friendships as an adult. Rabbi Aaron leads a text-based conversation on friendship that’s equal parts philosophical and practical, offering a Jewish perspective on the number of friends you really need, the best way to form them, and strategies for keeping them

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Linda Holmes

Linda Holmes

The New York Times bestselling author of Evvie Drake Starts Over and host of NPR’s “Pop Culture Happy Hour” returns with Flying Solo, a novel about growing up, coming home, and learning to make a life for yourself on your own terms.

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Dr. Ibram X. ...

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

From the MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient, founding director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research, and #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist comes How to Raise an Antiracist, the book that every parent, caregiver, and teacher needs to raise the next generation of antiracist thinkers amidst the tragedies and reckonings around racism that are rocking the country.

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Friday Night ...

Friday Night Services

This inclusive service led by Rabbi Nora and musicians Aaron Shneyer, Danny Villanueva, and Sarah Fredrick blends contemporary and traditional elements for an experience that feels both familiar and fresh.

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Ed Yong

Ed Yong

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning Atlantic science writer and New York Times bestselling author of I Contain Multitudes comes An Immense World, presenting a grand tour through the hidden realms of animal senses—aggregated through the eyes, ears, whiskers, and noses of animals—that will transform the way you perceive the world.

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Katy Tur

Katy Tur

In Rough Draft, the MSNBC anchor charts her path from local reporter to globe-trotting foreign correspondent and writes about her eccentric and volatile California childhood—all seen from a thousand feet in the air.

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Ottessa Moshfegh

Ottessa Moshfegh

The New York Times bestselling author of My Year of Rest and Relaxation returns with a spellbinding novel that represents her most exciting leap yet. In Lapvona, a motherless shepherd boy in a village in a medieval fiefdom buffeted by natural disasters finds himself the unlikely pivot of a power struggle that puts all manner of faith to a savage test.

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Shabbat: Exhale

Shabbat: Exhale

At this one-hour alternative Shabbat service, unwind and reconnect through guided meditation, reflection on Jewish teachings, and communal singing with mindfulness teacher Alison Cohen, Rabbi Nora, and musician Aaron Shneyer.

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Prateek Kuhad

Prateek Kuhad

One of India’s leading singer-songwriters, Kuhad came to global recognition in 2019 when former President Barack Obama added the breakup ballad “cold/mess” to his annual list of favorite songs. He arrives with his third studio album, The Way That Lovers Do, about love, friendship, and connectivity.

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Slate Politic...

Slate Political Gabfest – Live

For the first time in over two years, Emily Bazelon of The New York Times Magazine, John Dickerson of CBS News, and David Plotz of City Cast will have their signature discussion, debate, and banter in front of a live audience as they wrestle with the most important political, legal, and cultural questions of our age.

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