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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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CANCELED: Gro...

CANCELED: Group Chat: An Open Space for Women

Rabbi Nora facilitates an evening of conversation, contemplation, connection, and community-building for women in their 20s and 30s.

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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, Rabbi Nora, and musician Aaron Shneyer will be your guides, whether you participate from our pews or virtually from home.

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VIRTUAL: Your...

VIRTUAL: Your Mane Identity

Our feelings about hair are anything but straightforward. Is straightening curly hair denying your Jewish heritage? How is hair tied to expressions of gender, sexuality, religious observance, and ethnicity? With Rabbi Nora, tease out connections between hair and identity, and pick up a product recommendation or two.

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18th Annivers...

18th Anniversary Shabbat

Celebrate 18 years of inspiring more meaningful and fulfilling lives at an uplifting service led by Rabbi Aaron, Rabbi Nora, and the Sixth & I musicians. To life!

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Friday Night Services

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

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After Hours: Recent College Grads

Did you graduate college in 2020 or 2021 but didn’t get to throw your cap in the air because of the pandemic? Meet recent grads living in the DC area for a night of connection and belated celebration. With Rabbi Nora, explore what Judaism has to say about closing one chapter and beginning another as we (finally) toast you in person!

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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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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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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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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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