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Lighten Up: A Chanukah Hang-out

For the love of a good miracle, on the fourth night of Chanukah, raise a glass to making it through another pandemic year, feast on festive treats, and put your dreidel game to the test during our winner-takes-all tournament. If your post-pandemic conversational skills are a little rusty, prompts from Rabbi Aaron and Rabbi Nora will help you skip the small talk and connect with other Sixth & I’ers—and the holiday itself—in a deeper and more meaningful way.

Date:
Dec 1, 2021 • 6:00 pm ET
Admission:

SOLD OUT

Category:
20s & 30s Programming

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.

Date:
Dec 2, 2021 • 8:30 am ET
Admission:

FREE. RSVP via Zoom.

Category:
Jewish Education

Volunteer with the Capital Area Food Bank

During Chanukah, support the Capital Area Food Bank’s efforts to provide equitable access to food and opportunity to people struggling with hunger and food insecurity in our area.

Date:
Dec 2, 2021 • 5:30 pm ET
Admission:

SOLD OUT

Category:
Social Justice

Shabbat: Exhale

With Alison Cohen and Rabbi Nora

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

Date:
Dec 3, 2021 • 7:00 pm ET
Admission:

In-Person Attendance: FREE. Registration required.

Virtual Attendance: FREE via Facebook.

Category:
Shabbat Services

Building a Jewish Home

Open to couples and singles, Jewish and interfaith, this workshop led by Rabbi Nora helps you to craft your unique Jewish life. Discuss Shabbat, finding a community, keeping kosher, negotiating Jewish life with your family, and living spiritually in the modern world. The class will culminate in students attending a Shabbat service and dinner together.

Date:
Dec 6, 2021 • 7:00 pm ET
Admission:

$36

Category:
Jewish Education

The Jewish Limits on Free Speech

Americans continue to struggle with issues around language: What are the “proper” terms to use? How sensitive should we be? What about an individual’s right to free speech? While the particular nuances of these debates might feel new, the questions underneath them are not. With Rabbi Aaron, explore what our ancient rabbis had to say about how sensitive we should be with our words.

Date:
Dec 8, 2021 • 7:00 pm ET
Admission:

$18

Category:
Jewish Education

Friday Night Services

With Rabbi Aaron

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

Date:
Dec 10, 2021 • 7:00 pm ET
Admission:

In-Person Attendance: FREE. Registration required.

Happy Hour: SOLD OUT

Virtual Attendance: FREE via Facebook.

Category:
Shabbat Services

All I Want for Chanukah is a Christmas Tree

Christmas is coming up, which raises the annual question: Am I a bad Jew if I put up a Christmas tree? Should we consider Christmas trees a deeply religious symbol of Christianity, or simply a festive holiday decoration? With Rabbi Aaron, explore what our ancient rabbis might have to say, ways interfaith families might navigate this dilemma, and how this time of year impacts American Jewish identity at large.

Date:
Dec 15, 2021 • 7:00 pm ET
Admission:

$12
Free for those who really want to learn Torah, but their budget is a little tight right now.

Category:
Holidays

Jewish Flavor: Slow-Cooked Stews

Shabbat overnight stews have existed for centuries throughout the Jewish diaspora, providing a solution for the ancient Jewish desire to feast on a hot meal on Shabbat. Chef Vered Guttman is back with new recipes beyond your grandmother’s cholent: Jerusalem style hamin macaroni, Ancient Persian haleem and overnight vegetarian stuffed vegetable.

Date:
Dec 16, 2021 • 7:00 pm ET
Admission:

$12
Free to those in financial need.

Category:

Friday Night Services

With Rabbi Nora

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

Date:
Dec 17, 2021 • 7:00 pm ET
Admission:

In-Person Attendance: FREE. Registration required.

Virtual Attendance: FREE via Facebook.

Category:
Shabbat Services
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