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Café Nite

Café Nite

Explore several learning options with MesorahDC, including Hebrew lessons, bar and bat mitzvah training, and basic or intermediate study sessions.

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Black Jewish ...

Black Jewish Unity Seder: Celebrating Connected Histories

DC’s African American and Jewish communities explore the holiday of Passover by connecting shared histories, values, and a commitment to a better city and world. Through the seder, led by Rabbi Shira Stutman of Sixth & I and Pastor William H. Lamar IV of Metropolitan AME Church, our communities will promote a culture of understanding and respect.

All Ears: Lis...

All Ears: Listening Across Political Divides

As part of the November 9th project, Sixth & I is committed to building conversation across political divides. Facilitators from Resetting the Table, an organization that works to build meaningful dialogue and deliberation across political divides on charged issues, will help create a space to discuss passionate issues with honesty, recognition, and respect.

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Basically Jewish

Basically Jewish

Rabbi Suzy leads an experiential introduction to Judaism course designed for those looking to reconnect with Judaism, as well as non-Jews looking to discover. This five-week course allows students to develop a deeper connection with the Jewish faith through a digestible, experiential introduction to Jewish traditions, customs, and rituals.

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Lean Right: A...

Lean Right: A Conservative Collective

Discuss issues that motivate and inform politically Right-leaning Jews. This thoughtful forum for exchanging ideas around Conservative thought aims to create a space where diversity of ideas is explored through thoughtful and meaningful dialogue.

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Meditation Sh...

Meditation Shabbat

Take the essence of Shabbat – rest and relaxation– and weave it together with live sound, music, prayer, and light movement to create a uniquely restorative Shabbat practice. Rabbi Suzy More +
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Café Nite

Café Nite

Explore several learning options with MesorahDC, including Hebrew lessons, bar and bat mitzvah training, and basic or intermediate study sessions.

Seder Aid

Seder Aid

Learn the ins and outs of leading or participating in a Passover seder and discover ways to create a seder that reflects your unique values. Whether this is your first time hosting or if you need a refresher, Rabbi Shira explores ways to spice up your seder, liberate your mind, and keep guests engaged.

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Lilith: Virgi...

Lilith: Virgin or Seductress?

Rabbi Shira leads a text study and discussion on Lilith, the enigmatic character who is too often shunted to the shadows of Jewish history. Discuss ways that women today are often placed in boxes or classified in ways that are neither nuanced nor helpful.

CANCELED: The...

CANCELED: The Artisanal Seder Plate

Explore recipes, stories, symbolism, and sustainably-sourced horseradish with Rabbi Scott. Make your seder plate a work of art and meaning with contemporary updates to the classic symbols.

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Friday Night ...

Friday Night Shabbat Services with MesorahDC

A traditional service with soulful melodies, contemporary insights, and stories, followed by dinner. Separate seating for women and men during the service.

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Saturday Morn...

Saturday Morning Services with MesorahDC

Service with soulful melodies and contemporary insights. Separate seating for men and women during services.

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Community Seder

Community Seder

Spend the first night of Passover celebrating freedom at our festive Passover seder. Chazzan Larry Paul and musician Robyn Helzner lead us through a traditional seder, complete with reflection and singing.

Justice Seder

Justice Seder

Led by Rabbi Suzy, this alternative first night seder combines traditional Passover rituals, singing, storytelling, and a festive meal with non-traditional conversations about current social justice issues using a multimedia haggadah to illuminate the modern struggle for freedom and dignity for all.

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Shabbasana™: ...

Shabbasana™: Pre-Shabbat Yoga

Prepare your mind and body for Shabbat with Jewish-inspired yoga led by yoga instructor, Dan Kapner. Shabbasana blends gentle flow movements with breath work and stretching for a therapeutic and meditative experience that promotes stress relief and overall well-being.

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6th in the City Shabbat

Musical and interactive service with Rabbi Shira and musician Rick Recht. Enjoy appetizers and drinks before the 7:15 pm service. Dinner will be parve and kosher (vegetarian option available).

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Serve Others ...

Serve Others with Sixth & I

Serve breakfast at So Others Might Eat (SOME), an organization that works to end chronic homelessness in DC. The shift lasts from 6:30 am – 9:15 am.

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Chesed and Hu...

Chesed and Hummus: A Veg Collective

Enjoy plant-based snacks while discussing a variety of ancient, contemporary, religious, and secular Jewish texts.

CANCELED: Cam...

CANCELED: Campy Hour

This Memorial Day Weekend, a group from Sixth & I will relive the fun of summer camp with other Jewish adults from across the country at Camp Nai Nai Nai, a project of Moishe House and Trybal Gatherings. Get in the camp spirit and learn more about the experience at our pre-camp social. Enjoy grownup takes on camp favorites, including a gourmet grilled cheese bar and a local craft cider sampling.

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Good Soul Sha...

Good Soul Shabbat

Rabbi Scott, Aaron Shneyer, and Michal Bilick offer soulful acoustic music, deep spirituality, and thoughtful service to DC. After services, fill our sanctuary with the spirited sound of new tunes and old favorites.

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Saturday Morn...

Saturday Morning Services with MesorahDC

Service with soulful melodies and contemporary insights. Separate seating for men and women during services.

Shabbat: Pure...

Shabbat: Pure & Simple

Rabbi Scott guides an open service at a relaxed pace that allows for thoughtful prayer in a comfortable, spiritual setting.
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Jewladelphia ...

Jewladelphia Road Trip

This is a one-day trip that departs from Sixth & I at 9:00 am and returns to DC at 10:00 pm.  We’re headed to the City of Brotherly Love to More +
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Café Nite

Café Nite

Explore several learning options with MesorahDC, including Hebrew lessons, bar and bat mitzvah training, and basic or intermediate study sessions.

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Resetting the...

Resetting the Table

Resetting the Table, an organization dedicated to supporting people to have productive conversations across differences about Israel and the Palestinian territories, has created a four-session workshop to help us speak with each other about the conflict and learn more about the history and present of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, both from Jewish and Palestinian perspectives.

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Man’s Attempt...

Man’s Attempt at Thoughtfulness

Combining spirituality, psychology, modern masculinity, and good scotch, Rabbi Scott brings a group of men together to attempt some thoughtfulness about life’s more important questions.

Lean Right: A...

Lean Right: A Conservative Collective

Discuss issues that motivate and inform politically Right-leaning Jews. This thoughtful forum for exchanging ideas around Conservative thought aims to create a space where diversity of ideas is explored through thoughtful and meaningful dialogue.

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Downtown Shabbat

Downtown Shabbat

A Carlebach-inspired service led by Chazzan Larry Paul and musician Robyn Helzner, followed by dinner and Shabbat singing. Enjoy appetizers and cocktails before the 6:45 pm service. Open to all.

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Post-Climate March Open House and Dinner

Sixth & I welcomes those who are in town for the People’s Climate March. After a long day, come back to Sixth & I for food, drink, singing, and engaging More +
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Café Nite

Café Nite

Explore several learning options with MesorahDC, including Hebrew lessons, bar and bat mitzvah training, and basic or intermediate study sessions.

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Deep Dive: To...

Deep Dive: Torah with Commentaries

This is a two-part series that meets on Wednesdays, May 3 and 10 at 6:00 pm. Rabbi Scott guides classic Torah study where the primary text is surrounded by a More +
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Beyond Belief...

Beyond Belief: Jewish Views from God to Atheism

In connection with Stephen Tobolowsky’s upcoming book talk, which explores his personal relationship to God, Rabbi Suzy will teach a three-week class on the history of Jewish belief.

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Friday Night ...

Friday Night Shabbat Services with MesorahDC

A traditional service with soulful melodies, contemporary insights, and stories, followed by dinner. Separate seating for women and men during the service.
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Saturday Morn...

Saturday Morning Services with MesorahDC

Service with soulful melodies and contemporary insights. Separate seating for men and women during services.

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