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National Refu...

National Refugee Shabbat

Celebrate National Refugee Shabbat at this inclusive service led by Rabbi Nora. With music from Aaron Shneyer, Jeff Geld, and Sarah Fredrick the service blends contemporary and traditional elements for an experience that feels both familiar and fresh.

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Tu B’Sh...

Tu B’Shevat

Better Nature

Better Nature

Celebrate the New Year of the Trees with a Tu B’Shvat seder, a ritual that began with the Kabbalists of the 16th century. At our seder led by Rabbi Nora, you’ll dive into nature-inspired texts to discover connections between environmentalism and Judaism, learn the basics of Kabbalah, and explore the symbolism behind the fruit, nuts, and four cups of wine we enjoy on this holiday.

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Heather Gay

Heather Gay

In Bad Mormon, the “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” star and Beauty Lab + Laser co-founder chronicles her struggle to find healing after heartbreak, her departure from the Mormon church, and her unexpected journey to success in business, television, and single motherhood.

Interfaith Co...

Interfaith Couples Workshop

Rabbi Nora 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 ...

Friday Night Services with Dinner

This inclusive service led by Rabbi Aaron and the Sixth & I musicians blends contemporary and traditional elements for an experience that feels both familiar and fresh.

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Guided Tour: ...

Guided Tour: The Utopia Project Exhibit

Experience a guided tour of The Utopia Project: Inspiration for Creative Activism exhibit at the Anacostia Community Museum, and learn about the research-informed tactics that have most often led to measurable social change.

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Jessica Vosk,...

Jessica Vosk, vocalist

Renowned for her star turn as Elphaba in Wicked, both on Broadway and in the hit musical’s national touring company, the singer brings a taste of the “Great White Way” in this fun-filled Valentine’s show.

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Breaking Up i...

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

For some real-talk around the time of Valentine’s Day, and in celebration of the paperback release of Heartbreak: A Personal and Scientific Journey, journalist Florence Williams will speak with Rabbi Nora Feinstein about her findings from the cutting-edge science of heartbreak as well as personal strategies to heal from a broken heart.

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Friday Night ...

Friday Night Services

This inclusive service led by Rabbi Nora and musicians Aaron Shneyer and Jeff Geld blends contemporary and traditional elements for an experience that feels both familiar and fresh.

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Be the Change...

Be the Change: An Activism Workshop

This training will break down the basics of activism, including strategies for effective storytelling, lobbying, and digital media, plus tips for planning or participating in a rally. Gain concrete skills, learn from experienced activists, and connect with others who want to make positive change in our community.

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Friday Night ...

Friday Night Services

In celebration of the holidays of Rosh Chodesh Adar and Mardi Gras, this service led by Rabbi Aaron features the sounds of New Orleans from DC-based ensemble DuPont Brass, alongside musicians Aaron Shneyer, Sarah Fredrick, and Jeff Geld.

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Group Text

Group Text

From “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Fleishman in in Trouble” to cult classics like Wet Hot American Summer, Jews have long cherished the relatively few opportunities they have to see themselves reflected on screen. With Rabbi Nora, discuss and debate what makes a piece of culture Jewish and how Jewish representation in entertainment can break down—or reinforce—stereotypes and antisemitism.

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Basically Jewish

Basically Jewish

Rabbi Aaron and Rabbi Nora lead 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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Next Level: I...

Next Level: Israel

Designed as an entry point into the conversation, this series is for those who want to learn about or engage more deeply with Israel. With Rabbi Aaron as your guide, over four weeks, you’ll gain historical and contemporary frameworks to help you better understand a variety of issues related to Israel, with each week focusing on a different topic.

Gabrielle Blair

Gabrielle Blair

Exploring power dynamics, presenting new research, and unearthing the sexism at the center of birth control, Gabrielle Blair’s Ejaculate Responsibly offers a case for rectifying misplaced accountability on women’s bodies and a call for men to become active participants when it comes to preventing unwanted pregnancies.

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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. Rabbi Nora Feinstein and mindfulness teacher Alison Cohen will be your guide for this service.

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