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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: ...

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.

The Minimalis...

The Minimalists – Love People Use Things Tour

Netflix stars Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus are bringing a minimalism talk and a live version of their popular podcast on the road for their first tour in three years: the Love People, Use Things Tour.

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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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Hanya Yanagihara

Hanya Yanagihara

From the author of A Little Life comes To Paradise, a bold, brilliant novel spanning three centuries and three different versions of the American experiment, about lovers, family, loss and the elusive promise of utopia.

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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: Orga...

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.

VIRTUAL: More...

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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VIRTUAL: Go Back to Where You Came From

Journalist Wajahat Ali draws upon his experiences as a Muslim in America to offer lessons and strategies to help cultivate a more compassionate America in Go Back to Where You Came From. In a conversation moderated by Jenn White, host of WAMU’s “1A”, Ali and Spencer Ackerman, author of Reign of Terror, will speak about how the 9/11 era continues to shape today’s political and societal landscapes, and how millennial activists are pushing back against a rising tide of xenophobia.

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Shabbat at Ho...

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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Daniel Pink

Daniel Pink

In The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Drive and To Sell is Human draws on research to reveal the transformative power of our most misunderstood emotion and shares how regret can help us make smarter decisions, perform better at work and school, and deepen our sense of meaning and purpose.

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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: ...

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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