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Labor on the ...

Labor on the Bimah

Before Labor Day, Rabbi Shira leads a Shabbat service that weaves together labor issues, social justice, and Judaism.

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CANCELED: Was...

CANCELED: Washington Confidential: For Employees of the Federal Government

If you are a federal employee acutely feeling the impact of the election as it relates to the future of your career, then this confidential opportunity to talk with other government workers is for you. Moderated by Rabbi Scott, this session is a chance to air your concerns and find support.

Atul Gawande

Atul Gawande

A practicing surgeon, Atul Gawande fearlessly reveals the struggles of his profession through eye-opening research and gripping stories of his own patients and others in Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End.

The Beauty of...

The Beauty of Sephardic High Holidays

From Morocco to Algiers and from Baghdad to Egypt and beyond, half of the Jewish world is Sephardic. Sephardic Judaism is known for its love of the Hebrew language, soaring poetry and prayer, philosophical clarity, and haunting music.

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The Jewish We...

The Jewish Welcome Workshop

The class is a mix of lectures, group activities, text studies, and holiday celebrations. No Hebrew language knowledge is required for this class. Those wishing to convert will meet with one of the rabbis individually during the year and beyond.

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.

Ten Steps Tow...

Ten Steps Toward Teshuvah

How can we elevate these ten days and use them to do the real work of teshuvah, forgiveness, and return to our most authentic selves? Part text study and part self-reflection, Rabbi Suzy leads this Elul-inspired class.

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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 Scott and musicians Rick Recht and Aaron Shneyer. Enjoy appetizers and drinks before the 7:15 pm service.

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Hebrew Bootcamp

Hebrew Bootcamp

This three-day intensive Hebrew reading course is a refresher for those who forgot and a quick introduction for those learning to read Hebrew for the first time.

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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.

Prayer for Am...

Prayer for America

From Babylonia to Buffalo, Jews have solicited God’s help in soliciting and protecting the lands in which we live. Learn about Jewish prayer with Rabbi Shira and craft a contemporary and diverse Hebrew/English prayer for America. This prayer will be recited at 6th in the City Progressive High Holiday services. 

Alison Moyet

Alison Moyet

Known for her British punk sound, Moyet has earned a reputation as the high priestess of electronic pop in the UK. Over her decades-long solo career, she has continually evolved on both a musical and personal level.

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The Hardest C...

The Hardest Conversation

After the 1967 war, Israel gained control of East Jerusalem, the West Bank (also known as Judea and Samaria) and Gaza. The resulting fifty years of military control alternately present a moral offense, a humanitarian crisis, a necessary evil, or an affirmation of God’s plan for greater Israel. This class will cover Israeli and Palestinian perspectives on Israeli administration of these areas, including discussion of refugee camps and the separation wall.

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Take on Yom K...

Take on Yom Kippur

Over two nights, learn about the holiest and most demanding day of the Jewish year with Rabbi Scott. 

Nicole Krauss

Nicole Krauss

Delving into issues of identity, purpose, the rejection of convention, and the possibility of looking beyond ourselves toward the infinite, Forest Dark is a profound exploration of how we control our own narrative and how that narrative can control us.

Adult B’...

Adult B’nai Mitzvah Course

This 30-week workshop enables participants to deepen their connection to Jewish spirituality and practice.

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Dinner Unplugged

Dinner Unplugged

Enjoy a laid-back and alternative experience, power off your phone, and unplug with good old-fashioned conversation over a delicious meal from Vapiano. BYOB and get some IRL face time with new people over games, conversation starters, and more.

Franklin Foer

Franklin Foer

In World Without Mind, journalist Franklin Foer reveals the existential threat posed by big tech.

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Good Soul Sha...

Good Soul Shabbat

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

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Patti Smith

Patti Smith

From the renowned writer, performer, visual artist, and author comes Devotion, an exploration of the nature of creative invention.

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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Erev Rosh Has...

Erev Rosh Hashanah

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.

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Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah

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Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah

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 drinks before the 6:45 pm service. Open to all.

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Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie

Set in New York City against the backdrop of modern American politics, The Golden House is a modern epic of love and terrorism, loss and reinvention.

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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Russia and th...

Russia and the Trump Administration: A Radio Atlantic Conversation

Join The Atlantic’s Radio Atlantic podcast for a live taping and conversation on one of the biggest foreign policy challenges of our time: Russia. Nearly a year after Trump’s election, how have U.S. relations with Russia changed and how has Russia already affected our politics and policies?

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Langhorne Slim

Langhorne Slim

The Pennsylvania-born, self-taught guitarist moved to Brooklyn at 18, and began feeling out his place in a burgeoning punk-folk scene. Over the years, he wound his way to the West Coast and to the South, and now finds himself celebrated from Newport to Portland as one of today’s most original singers and songwriters.

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Erev Yom Kippur

Erev Yom Kippur

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Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur

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