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Basically Jewish

Basically Jewish

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

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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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Shabbat: Exhale

Shabbat: Exhale

At this one-hour alternative Shabbat service, unwind and reconnect through guided meditation, reflection on Jewish teachings, and communal singing. Mindfulness teacher Alison Cohen and musician Aaron Shneyer will be your guides, whether you participate from our pews or virtually from home.

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Let’s Talk

Let’s Talk

Before MLK Weekend, Rabbi Aaron and Reverend Doctor D.K. Kearney of Turner Memorial AME Church lead a text study and conversation about faith and justice as a part of Turner’s “Let’s Talk” series.

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VIRTUAL: Bran...

VIRTUAL: Branching Out: A Tu B’Shvat Yoga Class

In celebration of Tu B’Shvat, ground yourself with a gentle yoga flow and guided meditation led by Jewish mindfulness teacher Alison Waldman. All levels of experience with yoga are welcome.

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MLK Shabbat: ...

MLK Shabbat: Visions of Freedom and Justice

This moving service with Turner Memorial AME Church, which worshiped in Sixth & I’s building for five decades, commemorates the spirit and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.

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Office Closed

Office Closed

Sixth & I’s administrative office is closed Monday, January 17 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will re-open on Tuesday, January 18 at 9:00 am.
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VIRTUAL: It’s...

VIRTUAL: It’s Only Natural: A Tu B’Shvat Seder

At our virtual seder led by Rabbi Nora, you’ll explore 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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VIRTUAL: Organizing Training

How do you want to make a difference this year? Are you ready to harness your community’s power to create change? Meet, exchange ideas with, and learn alongside other Sixth & I’ers as organizers from the Washington Interfaith Network provide training on how to be an effective agent of change in the public arena.

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VIRTUAL: More, or Less?

Rabbi Aaron makes the Jewish case for minimalism. Together, we’ll unpack our consumerist urge to splurge, examine when our attachment to “stuff” turns toxic, and explore how living more intentionally can lead us to discover how to truly spark joy.

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Friday Night Services

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

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VIRTUAL: Jewi...

VIRTUAL: Jewish Poetry Workshop

This workshop led by Rabbi Nora explores the poetry of Jewish prayer and the writing of Jewish poets like Yehuda Amichai, Rivka Miriam, Leah Goldberg, and others, whose work will hopefully inspire you to get in touch with your own poetic voice.

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Shabbat at Home Resources

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

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VIRTUAL: No Regrets: A Jewish Take on Could’ve, Should’ve, Would’ve

Should our mistakes be a source of shame, or pride? Following up on Dan Pink’s The Power of Regret book talk, Rabbi Aaron explores the ways Judaism embraces our regrets instead of denying them.

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VIRTUAL: Essential Jewish Cooking

Chef Vered Guttman will discuss and demonstrate dishes, predominantly from the Ashkenazi tradition, to provide beginners with a set of foundational Jewish recipes.

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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.

Interfaith Co...

Interfaith Couples Workshop

Rabbi Aaron 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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Shabbat: Exhale

Shabbat: Exhale

At this one-hour alternative Shabbat service, unwind and reconnect through guided meditation, reflection on Jewish teachings, and communal singing. Mindfulness teacher Alison Cohen, Rabbi Nora, and musician Aaron Shneyer will be your guides, whether you participate from our pews or virtually from home.

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