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Khizr Khan

Khizr Khan

An American Family is a personal narrative about the nature of true patriotism, showing what it means to leave the limitations of one’s country behind for the values and promises of another.

Interfaith Ro...

Interfaith Roundtable: The Nature of Patriotism

As the debate between free speech and patriotism heats up in the public arena, this interfaith dialogue is an opportunity to explore what Judaism, Christianity, and Islam can teach us about the meaning of patriotism in the context of social resistance. By exploring verses from the Torah, Christian Bible, and Qur’an we will discuss what our faith traditions say about civic engagement, patriotism, and social justice. This interfaith roundtable is an ongoing project of Sixth & I, The District Church, and CenterDC. Newcomers welcome. Makkah Ali, of the podcast Identity Politics, will help facilitate the conversation alongside Rabbi Suzy Stone and Pastor Aaron Graham. Limited space available. Please RSVP here on a first come, first serve basis.

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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.

Who? Weekly Live

Who? Weekly Live

Who? Weekly hosts Lindsey Weber and Bobby Finger will be flaunting their good form and slim pins at this live podcast taping. Sources claim the show will feature special guests, fun games, and everything you need to know about the celebrities you don’t. Allegedly. 

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CANCELED: Hoc...

CANCELED: Hocus Focus: Living Healthy in DC

This Halloween, trade costumes and candy for athleisure and nutritious snacks at our healthy living expo. Trick-or-treat for healthy snacks and samples, try out AcroYoga and guided meditation, and learn how to live a healthy lifestyle in DC from a panel of local experts, moderated by Cori Sue, co-founder of Bitches Who Brunch.

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Lore Podcast ...

Lore Podcast Live

Lore is an award-winning, critically-acclaimed podcast that exposes the darker side of history, exploring the people, places, and things we fear the most.

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Deb Perelman

Deb Perelman

Eleven years ago, Deb Perelman started SmittenKitchen.com to collect her favorite recipes. Since then, she has built a community of avid fans who rely on her recipes and her responsiveness in the comment section. She also published The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, an instant bestseller in 2012, and started a web series on the Food Network. Now she’s back with Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites. 

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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.

A Far Cry and...

A Far Cry and Luciana Souza: The Blue Hour

Brazilian superstar Souza joins forces with the seventeen virtuoso strings of A Far Cry to give voice to poet Carolyn Forché’s “On Earth,” a luminous meditation on life and loss, through musical settings by some of the most distinctive creative voices in indie-classical music.

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What it Takes...

What it Takes: Shabbat at Home

It’s one of the Ten Commandments: Observe Shabbat. Why? What’s important about resting on the seventh day? And what are the do’s and don’ts of the Sabbath day? Study, read, and discuss with Rabbi Shira.

Kishi Bashi

Kishi Bashi

After touring for his two previous studio albums, 151a and “Lighght, Kishi Bashi decided to submerge himself in a new musical direction. Feeling as though he was at a musical impasse, the artist’s new album, Sonderlust,  was forged through heartbreak. The album represents a direct result of this personal struggle taking place at an artistic crossroads.

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Denis Leary

Denis Leary

Known for his role on FX’s Rescue Me, Denis Leary, the author of the New York Times bestselling Why We Suck, returns with a searing and comical look at the current political climate, skewering liberals and conservatives alike, in Why We Don’t Suck: And How All of Us Need to Stop Being Such Partisan Little Bitches.

Thinking Jewi...

Thinking Jewishly: Ancient Jewish Wisdom for the Modern World

This class explores some of the most challenging concepts for modern Jews who want to grapple with sacred texts while also embracing enlightenment ideals such as equality, peace, and justice for all.

Basically Jewish

Basically Jewish

Rabbi Scott 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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Reza Aslan

Reza Aslan

Religious scholar Dr. Reza Aslan, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Zealot, explores the origin of religion and how different ideas of God have both united and divided us for millennia in God: A Human History.

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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.

Dan Ariely

Dan Ariely

Partnering with humorist and writer Jeff Kreisler, world-renowned economist Dan Ariely examines the complexity of how money makes us feel, examining the psychology behind the overconfidence, emotional obstinacy, and perceptual quirks that shape our spending patterns and drives our debt—whether we realize it or not.

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Shabbat Squared

Shabbat Squared

Rabbi Aaron Miller of Washington Hebrew Congregation, Rabbi Shira, and musician Rick Recht merge their respective services to create a whole new Friday night experience that combines the best of all styles, followed by dinner. For those in their 20s and 30s.

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CANCELED: Fer...

CANCELED: Fernando Varela

The acclaimed operatic artist performs songs from his recently released classical pop crossover album, Vivere.

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UCB Improv Cr...

UCB Improv Crash Course

This intimate UCB workshop is a two-hour long “crash course” in the UCB style of long-form improvisational comedy, based on the same ideas that are central to UCB’s Improv 101 class in NYC.

Upright Citiz...

Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company

The Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company brings the very best of its New York City and Los Angeles theatres to our stage. See the comedic stars of today and tomorrow from the theatre that brought you comedy greats Horatio Sanz, Amy Poehler, Rob Corddry, Ed Helms, MTV’s Human Giant, The Daily Show’s Rob Riggle, and more.

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Pete Souza

Pete Souza

Souza served as Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama’s full two terms. Obama: An Intimate Portrait reproduces more than three hundred of Souza’s most iconic photographs, featuring a foreword from the President himself.

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The Hardest C...

The Hardest Conversation

Terrorism—the unjustifiable murder of or threat to civilians—has been a part of Israel’s history since its inception. How has Israel responded to this threat, in addition to the threat of attack from its neighbors? How do we reconcile Israel’s right to self-defense with the fact that Palestinians, many of whom are civilians, are killed in highly disproportionate numbers? What is the Israeli army’s role in separating Palestinians and settlers, protecting the city of Sderot from rocket attacks, and executing incursions into the West Bank and Gaza?

Mean Girls: W...

Mean Girls: World Premiere Prior to Broadway

Take a trip to the theatre with Not Your Bubbe’s Sisterhood for the world premiere of Mean Girls, a new musical featuring a book by Tina Fey (“30 Rock,” Bossypants), original music by Jeff Richmond (“30 Rock,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) and lyrics by Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde). before it makes its way to Broadway.

Hello From th...

Hello From the Magic Tavern

Some time ago, Arnie Niekamp fell through a dimensional portal behind a Burger King into the fantastical land of Foon. He’s still getting a slight Wi-Fi signal, so he uploads More +
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Deep Dive: Ma...

Deep Dive: Maimonides

The epitaph of Moses Maimonides reads, “From Moses to Moses, there was none like Moses.” His books were either burned or revered. Physician, philosopher, legal scholar, Moses Maimonides may have been the most interesting Jew in the world. Dive deep into English versions of his famous law code and book of philosophy with Rabbi Scott.

Dinner Unplugged

Dinner Unplugged

Exhausted from your over-committed schedule and increasingly fast-paced, go-go-go lifestyle? Detox from the nonstop technology mid-week with our recurring weeknight dinner – sans smartphones.

What it Takes...

What it Takes: Shabbat at Home

Learn the origins of the Friday night prayers and how to sing them.

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The Minimalis...

The Minimalists: Less is Now Tour

The Minimalists present an in-depth talk about minimalism and record a live version of “Ask The Minimalists” for their popular podcast, #LessIsNow.

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Good Soul Sha...

Good Soul Shabbat

Rabbi Scott and musicians Aaron Shneyer and Michal Bilick offer soulful acoustic music, deep spirituality, and a 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.

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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Mark Mulcahy

Mark Mulcahy

Mulcahy performs as part of his first solo tour in three years. The show will showcase Mulcahy’s most recent album, The Possum in the Driveway, as well as songs from his entire catalogue.

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

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Kamasi Washin...

Kamasi Washington

When Kamasi Washington released his tour de force LP, The Epic, in 2015, it set him on a path as our generation’s torchbearer for progressive, improvisational music. The 172-minute odyssey featuring his 10-piece band, The Next Step, is rich in elements of hip-hop, classical and R&B music.

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Immigration &...

Immigration & Allyship

At this workshop, learn about the everyday reality facing immigrants in the D.C. area by hearing first-hand stories from the people behind the headlines. Find out how you can help support local immigrants in proactive ways.

Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss

In Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World, Ferriss shares secrets for success, meaning, and more.

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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.

A.J. Jacobs

A.J. Jacobs

In It’s All Relative, Jacobs, an experimental journalist, chronicles his adventure in helping to build the World Family Tree—a quest to unite the entire human race in one all-encompassing family tree.

What it Takes...

What it Takes: Shabbat at Home

Learn everything you need to know in order to close out Shabbat and start a week full of sweetness. Gain the skills to make Havdallah on your own with Rabbi Shira and Aaron Shneyer.

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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.

An Evening wi...

An Evening with Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton

The lead singer, keyboardist, and songwriter of Canadian rock band Metric performs music from Choir of the Mind, her first solo project in a decade.

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