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CANCELED: Jennifer Grey

Best known for her iconic, Golden Globe-nominated portrayal of Baby in the beloved classic Dirty Dancing, Jennifer Grey offers a deeply candid and refreshingly spirited memoir of identity lost and found in Out of the Corner. Get ready to have the time of your life!


Interfaith Co...

Interfaith Couples Workshop

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



Formerly one half of the acclaimed musical duo Abhi//Dijon, the Baltimore-area native establishes himself as a solo artist to watch with his debut album, Absolutely.



CANCELED: Group Chat: An Open Space for Women

Rabbi Nora facilitates an evening of conversation, contemplation, connection, and community-building for women in their 20s and 30s.


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.


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.



CANCELED: Jeff Nussbaum

In Undelivered: The Never-Heard Speeches that Would Have Rewritten History, Jeff Nussbaum—who most recently served as a special assistant and senior speechwriter to President Biden—presents the most notable speeches that were never delivered, from Dwight Eisenhower’s apology for a D-Day failure to Richard Nixon’s refusal to resign the presidency, and even Hillary Clinton’s acceptance for a 2016 victory—the latter never seen until now.


VIRTUAL: Your...

VIRTUAL: Your Mane Identity

Our feelings about hair are anything but straightforward. Is straightening curly hair denying your Jewish heritage? How is hair tied to expressions of gender, sexuality, religious observance, and ethnicity? With Rabbi Nora, tease out connections between hair and identity, and pick up a product recommendation or two.


18th Annivers...

18th Anniversary Shabbat

Celebrate 18 years of inspiring more meaningful and fulfilling lives at an uplifting service led by Rabbi Aaron, Rabbi Nora, and the Sixth & I musicians. To life!


Kwame Onwuachi

Kwame Onwuachi

In his first cookbook, My America: Recipes from a Young Black Chef, the acclaimed author of Notes from a Young Black Chef shares over 125 dishes showcasing the true diversity of American food.


Andy Hull

Andy Hull

The Manchester Orchestra front man performs a solo show.



NEW VENUE: Emma Straub

The New York Times bestselling author of The Vacationers and All Adults Here returns with This Time Tomorrow, a moving father-daughter story and whimsical twist on time travel asking an age-old question: what would you do differently as your teenage self?


Friday Night ...

Friday Night Services

This inclusive service led by Rabbi Nora and musicians Aaron Shneyer, Danny Villanueva, Wren Elhai, and Lisa Einstein blends contemporary and traditional elements for an experience that feels both familiar and fresh.



NEW VENUE: Avi Kaplan – Floating on a Dream Tour

The former Pentatonix singer returns to his folk roots and finds his voice as a solo artist on his debut album, Floating on a Dream, reflecting his Californian roots and fascination with the American West.


Hazel Scott 1...

Hazel Scott 101st Birthday Celebration

The pianist pays tribute to virtuosic jazz pianist Hazel Scott along with other female, Black, classically trained pianists and composers of Scott’s time including Florence Price and Margaret Bonds.


Jhumpa Lahiri

Jhumpa Lahiri

In Translating Myself and Others, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author reflects on her emerging identity as a translator and bilingual writer in a collection of candid and disarmingly personal essays.

After Hours: ...

After Hours: Recent College Grads

Did you graduate college in 2020 or 2021 but didn’t get to throw your cap in the air because of the pandemic? Meet recent grads living in the DC area for a night of connection and belated celebration. With Rabbi Nora, explore what Judaism has to say about closing one chapter and beginning another as we (finally) toast you in person!


Shabbat at Ho...

Shabbat at Home Resources

While our Jewish Life staff welcomes Shabbat independently, we have plenty of resources to help you lead your own Shabbat at home.


Basically Jewish

Basically Jewish

Rabbi Nora leads an experiential introduction to Judaism course designed for those looking to reconnect with Judaism, as well as non-Jews looking to discover.


Rebecca Soffer

Rebecca Soffer

In The Modern Loss Handbook: An Interactive Guide to Moving Through Grief and Building Your Resilience, the Modern Loss cofounder offers candid, practical, and witty advice for confronting a future without your person, honoring their memory, dealing with trigger days, managing your professional life, and navigating new and existing relationships.

VIRTUAL: Jewi...

VIRTUAL: Jewish Flavor: Shavuot Feast

Before Shavuot, Chef Vered Guttman honors the Ashkenazi tradition of eating dairy dishes on the holiday.


Hot Topics: A...

Hot Topics: A Jewish Approach to Abortion

As political developments unfold on the local and national stage, learn from Rabbi Aaron and Rabbi Nora about what Jewish sources have to say about abortion and reproductive justice. After studying the texts, we’ll then process and reflect both the texts and the news in small groups through conversation.  


Shabbat at Ho...

Shabbat at Home Resources

While our Jewish Life staff welcomes Shabbat independently, we have plenty of resources to help you lead your own Shabbat at home.


Erev Shavuot

Erev Shavuot

Sinai Slam: A...

Sinai Slam: An Alternative Shavuot Experience

Featuring personal stories from Sixth & I’ers and emceed by Rabbi Aaron and Rabbi Nora, this storytelling event explores unexpected takes on the holiday’s themes of anticipation, revelation, and conversion.

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