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Sukkot

Sukkot

Erev Shmini A...

Erev Shmini Atzeret

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Shmini Atzeret

Shmini Atzeret

Administrativ...

Administrative Office Closed

Our administrative office will be closed for Simchat Torah/Shemini Atzeret on Monday, October 1. We will re-open at 9:00 am on Tuesday, October 2.

Dancin’ in th...

Dancin’ in the Streets: A Simchat Torah Celebration

Rabbi David Shneyer, Chazzan Larry Paul, and klezmer musicians lead us from the sanctuary to I Street to dance and sing with the Torah. Rhythm not required.

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Simchat Torah

Simchat Torah

Interfaith Co...

Interfaith Couples Workshop

Rabbi Shira facilitates a guided, nonjudgmental space for Jews and their non-Jewish partners to learn and grow together and as individuals.

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Rebecca Traister

Rebecca Traister

From the journalist and bestselling author of All the Single Ladies comes Good and Mad, an incisive exploration into the transformative power of female anger and its ability to transcend into a political movement.

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Anger Management

Anger Management

When the world doesn’t look the way you want it to, how do you know when it’s time to build bridges and when it’s time to get mad? Using Jewish teachings, Rabbi Jesse leads a discussion on moral outrage and civil discourse.

Songs from th...

Songs from the Hymnal: An Evening with Brian Fallon and Special Guest Craig Finn

With his second solo album Sleepwalkers, the singer-guitarist and frontman for the Gaslight Anthem brings punk, soul, and timeless rock ‘n roll.

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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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Hear our Voices

Hear our Voices

At a prayer service led by Rabbi Shira, raise your voice in support of survivors of sexual assault and harassment, and find community and comfort following these past few challenging weeks.

Café Nite

Café Nite

Over dinner, MesorahDC offers Hebrew lessons, bar and bat mitzvah training, and study sessions.

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Gary Shteyngart

Gary Shteyngart

From the New York Times bestselling author of Little Failure and Super Sad True Love Story comes Lake Success, a tale of familial longing and an unsentimental ode to what really makes America great.

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Hebrew Litera...

Hebrew Literacy II: Payerbook Hebrew

This course introduces common vocabulary, roots, and key grammatical structures to translate the Hebrew found in prayers and readings in synagogue, home observances, and Jewish cultural life.

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Mika Brzezinski

Mika Brzezinski

In Know Your Value, the “Morning Joe” co-host and author helps women find their voices, effectively communicate their value, and get more respect for their contributions in the workplace.

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6th in the Ci...

6th in the City Shabbat

Musical and interactive service with Rabbi Shira and musicians Rick Recht and Aaron Shneyer. Enjoy appetizers and drinks before the 7:00 pm service.

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Café Nite

Café Nite

Over dinner, MesorahDC offers Hebrew lessons, bar and bat mitzvah training, and study sessions.

Julián Castro

Julián Castro

From the former secretary of housing and urban development and mayor of San Antonio comes An Unlikely Journey, a candid memoir about race and poverty in America.

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Truth to Powe...

Truth to Power: The Struggle for Israel’s Democracy

As Israel celebrates 70 years of independence, we have many reasons to take pride in its democracy. But just as we cannot take our own democracy for granted in America, nor can Israelis. What are the current risks to Israel’s democratic character? Rabbi Shira Stutman, Sixth & I’s Senior Rabbi, will lead a timely conversation with leading Israeli activist and New Israel Fund Director in Israel Mickey Gitzin and acclaimed Middle East scholar and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Center for Middle East Policy Tamara Wittes.

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Doris Kearns ...

Doris Kearns Goodwin

In Leadership, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian combines her signature storytelling with essential lessons from four of our nation’s presidents.

Welcoming the...

Welcoming the Stranger: Jewish Values, Immigration, and Refugees

On the day before National Refugee Shabbat, explore with Rabbi Jesse what Jewish values and traditions say about our obligation to stand up for the rights of refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants.

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National Refu...

National Refugee Shabbat

Reflective and soulful service at 7:00 pm led by Rabbi Jesse, Rabbi Shira, and musicians Aaron Shneyer and Michal Bilick, followed by dinner.

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.

Shabbat: Pure...

Shabbat: Pure & Simple

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

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Yotam Ottolenghi

Yotam Ottolenghi

With Ottolenghi Simple, the chef and New York Times bestselling cookbook author delivers 130 flavorful new dishes that can be served in 30 minutes or less.

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Café Nite

Café Nite

Over dinner, MesorahDC offers Hebrew lessons, bar and bat mitzvah training, and study sessions.

Mountain Man

Mountain Man

Eight years after releasing their debut album, the folk trip returns with Magic Ship, a reflection on the joys, follies, and oddities of existence.

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Betches: Alee...

Betches: Aleen Kuperman, Samantha Fishbein, and Jordana Abraham

The co-founders of the multi-media phenomenon Betches Media offer an unapologetically honest and humorous take on how to be successful in your career in When’s Happy Hour?: Work Hard So You Can Hardly Work.

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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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Vusi Mahlasela

Vusi Mahlasela

A national treasure in his homeland of South Africa, the singer-songwriter was a powerful, rallying figure in the struggle against apartheid and continues to serve as a worldwide messenger for peace, dignity, and compassion.

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Café Nite

Café Nite

Over dinner, MesorahDC offers Hebrew lessons, bar and bat mitzvah training, and study sessions.

Peter Sagal

Peter Sagal

In The Incomplete Book of Running, the host of NPR’s “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” and columnist for Runner’s World shares lessons, stories, advice, and warnings gleaned from running the equivalent of once around the earth.

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Call Your Gir...

Call Your Girlfriend

On The Shine Theory Tour, podcast hosts Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman get real about politics, pop culture, and more. 

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The Democracy...

The Democracy Dilemma

Ahead of the midterm elections, Rabbi Jesse leads a discussion on the challenges of upholding democratic institutions. Explore how Judaism approaches dilemmas of collective decision making, political power, and checks and balances.

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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.

UCB Intro to ...

UCB Intro to Improv

This intimate two-hour workshop offers a crash course in long-form improv comedy taught by instructors from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.

Upright Citiz...

Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company

The acclaimed comedy troupe showcases some of the nation’s best improv.

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