Musicians Aaron Shneyer and Michal Bilick offer soulful acoustic music, deep spirituality, and a thoughtful service to DC. After services, fill our sanctuary with the spirited sound of new tunes and old favorites.
In addition to penning the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson is perhaps best known for his ardent support of religious freedom and his role in shaping the First Amendment. His personal views of Christianity and Judaism are complex and sometimes quite critical and his relationship to slavery has called into question his commitment to liberty. In this ongoing series about the founding fathers and their faith, learn how Jefferson’s diverse religious beliefs shaped the foundation of America democracy. Grab a picnic dinner and a blanket and meet Rabbi Suzy at the Jefferson Memorial.
Summer Cycling Series
Fresh produce is something we can all enjoy, but it isn’t something everyone in DC has equal access to. Learn about food justice and urban farming as we cycle to Northeast DC for a tour of East Capitol Urban Farm. Following the tour, help harvest fresh greens to deliver to DC Central Kitchen and enjoy a local, sustainably sourced vegetarian meal by DC native chef and restaurateur, Shawn Lightfoot of Art-drenaline Cafe.
Rabbi Shira will lead a laid-back, egalitarian minyan. This service will combine many of the most popular melodies from 6th in the City Shabbat, creating an unique service with a familiar feel. After services, enjoy an oneg with snacks, challah, and wine.
Put on your game face to cheer for the DC United soccer team as they take on the Toronto FC. Meet at Sixth & I’s tailgate tent for drinks and snacks before the game. Rabbi Suzy will lead a spiritual Havdalah service on the field following the game.
Does Paid Family Leave Help or Hurt Women?
To better understand the debate around paid family leave—and to illustrate the value of discussion across differences—Emmy-Award winning broadcaster John Donvan will host a conversation between two people who hold opposing views on whether a federal paid family leave policy helps or hurts women.
For women in their 20s and 30s
Timed with Tu B’Av, a holiday celebrated in ancient Israel and commonly known as the “Jewish Day of Love,” Rabbi Suzy leads a discussion to explore some of love’s toughest questions.