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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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Building a Je...

Building a Jewish Home

Open to couples and singles, Jewish and interfaith, this workshop led by Rabbi Shira helps you to craft your unique Jewish life. Discuss Shabbat, finding a community, keeping kosher, negotiating Jewish life with your family, and living spiritually in the modern world.

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Kevin Garrett...

Kevin Garrett: The False Hope Tour

Known for poignant out-of-love songs that combine a reverence for classic soul with modern electronics and traditional instrumentation, the Brooklyn-based, Pittsburgh- born singer-songwriter released his debut EP Mellow Drama to wide praise. Garrett co-wrote and co-produced the critically acclaimed song “Pray You Catch Me” from Beyoncé’s sixth studio album, Lemonade.

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David Grossman

David Grossman

From the acclaimed author of To the End of the Land comes A Horse Walks into a Bar, a searing short novel about the life of a stand-up comic as revealed in the course of one evening’s performance—comedy that will lean inexorably toward tragedy.

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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.

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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.

Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet

With over 850 commissioned works and arrangements to its credit, representing composers from five continents, Kronos is an unrivaled innovator in the Western classical tradition and an ever-curious explorer of other idioms ranging from jazz, blues, and indie rock to the folk, classical, and traditional music of many other cultures.

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Cocktails and...

Cocktails and Kweens

Take a tour of Republic Restoratives, DC’s newest women-owned distillery located in Ivy City. Feast on hamentaschen as Rabbi Suzy leads a discussion on the story of Purim as a metaphor for women’s empowerment in traditionally male dominated fields.

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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.

Interfaith Ro...

Interfaith Roundtable

Filled with learning, music, and small-group conversation, this gathering aims to build common cause among young professionals of the Muslim community, District Church, Metropolitan AME Church, New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, and Sixth & I.

Tell Me Somet...

Tell Me Something I Don’t Know Podcast – Live

Tell Me Something I Don’t Know is a live game show and podcast hosted by Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the Freakonomics books and host of Freakonomics Radio. It has the same kind of factual, inquisitive journalism that has been a hallmark of Dubner’s work, but it’s disguised in the most entertaining, unexpected, and occasionally ridiculous conversation you’re likely to hear.

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How To Be A J...

How To Be A Jewish Feminist

In connection with Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche’s upcoming talk, Rabbi Suzy offers a two-week class on how to be both a feminist and a proud Jew. Explore texts that depict women in problematic ways alongside concepts that empowered our matriarchs in revolutionary ways. Discuss how the modern women’s movement has radically changed—and continues to change—the American Jewish community.

Tell Me Somet...

Tell Me Something I Don’t Know Podcast – Live

Tell Me Something I Don’t Know is a live game show and podcast hosted by Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the Freakonomics books and host of Freakonomics Radio. It has the same kind of factual, inquisitive journalism that has been a hallmark of Dubner’s work, but it’s disguised in the most entertaining, unexpected, and occasionally ridiculous conversation you’re likely to hear.

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Valerie June

Valerie June

Named one of America’s “most intriguing, fully formed new talents,” by the New York Times, the Tennessee-bred, Brooklyn-based songwriter returns to Sixth & I with songs from her forthcoming album, The Order of Time.

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Shabbasana™: ...

Shabbasana™: Pre-Shabbat Yoga

Prepare your mind and body for Shabbat with Jewish-inspired yoga and meditation. Nama-stay for services following the class; yoga attire is welcome during the service.

6th in the Ci...

6th in the City Shabbat

Musical and interactive service with Rabbi Shira and musician Aaron Shneyer. Enjoy appetizers and cocktails before the 7:15 pm service.

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Erev Purim

Erev Purim

Grogger &...

Grogger & Glow: A Purim Celebration

Experience a full megillah reading and an unconventional spiel, a satirical spin on the traditional Purim story. Then, enjoy hamentaschen, dancing, and plenty of libations at our blacklight after-party.

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Purim

Purim

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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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Closed on Tue...

Closed on Tuesday

Sixth & I’s box office and administrative office will be closed on Tuesday, March 14 due to snow. All evening classes and events have been canceled.
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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.

Sounds Mystical

Sounds Mystical

Immerse yourself in a unique meditation class at the intersection of Jewish mysticism and Eastern philosophy. Rabbi Suzy and Zach Gould, a Nada yoga teacher, weave live ambient sound, music, prayer, and movement into a new form of meditation.

Devendra Banh...

Devendra Banhart and The Grogs

Devendra Banhart’s ninth new album, Ape in Pink Marble was written, produced, arranged, and recorded in Los Angeles by the singer/songwriter/guitarist with his longtime collaborators Noah Georgeson and Josiah Steinbrick, both of More +
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Chesed and Hu...

Chesed and Hummus: A Veg Collective

This event is a part of our Collectives program. Collectives are lay-led groups for Jews in their 20s and 30s that meet monthly to discuss shared interests surrounding a given topic. There More +

Brad Mehldau

Brad Mehldau

In this solo program, the piano master explores his relationship to Bach from several angles, juxtaposing his own new composition, Three Pieces After Bach, with several canonical pieces from Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier and a selection of earlier Mehldau jazz compositions.

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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.

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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Exploring Rac...

Exploring Race, History, and Community: An Interactive Discussion

As the third and final program in the Edlavitch DCJCC’s Race, History, and Community: A Series Focusing on Race and Justice in America, Sixth & I hosts a guided discussion and exploration of Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates, a MacArthur “genius” grant winner and national correspondent at The Atlantic.

Café Nite

Café Nite

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

Chimamanda Ng...

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

From the best-selling author of Americanah comes Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, a framework for feminism today written as a letter to her childhood friend.

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CANCELED: Pra...

CANCELED: Practically Jewish: Spiritual Wisdom for Everyday Life

Everyday ethical questions surround us. Sometimes it’s hard to know what to do or how to respond. In this interactive session, Rabbi Scott shares timeless and handy Jewish wisdom to help you navigate practical questions of the day.

Chris Hayes

Chris Hayes

In A Colony in A Nation, the Emmy Award-winning host of “All In” on MSNBC upends our national conversation on policing and democracy with a wide-ranging analysis of historical, social, and political factors, from wealth and unemployment to incarceration and school segregation.

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Take on the T...

Take on the Talmud

Study Talmud with Rabbi Scott. Over two nights, dive into this famously rich, famously difficult magnum opus of Jewish ethical and spiritual thought.

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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.

You’re Funny ...

You’re Funny But You Don’t Look Jewish

Italian, African American, Indian, and Vietnamese American Jewish stand-up comedians share the stage and their own experiences about being ‘undercover’ members of the tribe.

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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.

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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.

Avital Meets ...

Avital Meets Avital

A coincidentally shared surname only scratches the surface of the deep affinity between these two accomplished musicians. Both born in Israel, the two artists represent different (though highly complementary) musical paths.

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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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