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Erev Rosh Has...

Erev Rosh Hashanah

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Rosh Hashanah...

Rosh Hashanah, First Day

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Rosh Hashanah...

Rosh Hashanah, Second Day

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Jodi Kantor a...

Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey

In She Said, Kantor and Twohey—awarded the Pulitzer Prize for their reporting of the Weinstein case—share the untold story of their investigation and its consequences for the #MeToo movement.

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Ann Patchett

Ann Patchett

In The Dutch House, Patchett’s first novel since Commonwealth, she once again pushes against conventional notions of family to explore the intertwined lives of two siblings.

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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.

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Bari Weiss

Bari Weiss

How to Fight Anti-Semitism makes a powerful case for renewing Jewish and liberal values to guide us through this uncertain moment. Not just for the sake of America’s Jews, but for the sake of America.

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Café Nite

Café Nite

Over dinner, MesorahDC offers Hebrew lessons, bar and bat mitzvah training, and study sessions.

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Erev Yom Kippur

Erev Yom Kippur

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Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur

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Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie

Rushdie’s Quichotte is the story of a country on the verge of moral and spiritual collapse and an entertaining portrait of an age in which fact is so often indiscernible from fiction.

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6th in the Ci...

6th in the City Shabbat

Musical and interactive service with Rabbi Shira and musician Aaron Shneyer.

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Erev Sukkot

Erev Sukkot

Sukkah Build ...

Sukkah Build and Gentrification Walking Tour

Pitch in to build Sixth & I’s sukkah with Rabbi Aaron, and take a guided walking tour exploring the history of gentrification in DC.

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Sukkot

Sukkot

Administrativ...

Administrative Office Closed

Sixth & I’s administrative office is closed Monday, October 14 for Sukkot. We will reopen on Tuesday, October 15 at 9:00 am.
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Sukkot

Sukkot

CANCELED: Hou...

CANCELED: House & Home

Challenge your ideas about what it means to be at home in America through an after-hours, docent-led tour of the National Building Museum’s House & Home exhibit.

Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson

In The Body: A Guide for Occupants, the bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, takes us on a head-to-toe, comprehensive tour of the marvel that is the human body.

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Sukkot

Sukkot

Adam Rippon

Adam Rippon

Beautiful on the Outside recounts Rippon’s journey from a homeschooled kid in Scranton, Pennsylvania, to coming out as gay in 2015, to winning a bronze medal as part of the figure skating team event at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

No Place Like...

No Place Like Home

How does our understanding of home inform how we experience and respond to homelessness? Rabbi Aaron explores the theme of homelessness—both metaphorically and literally—as it relates to Sukkot.

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Sukkot

Sukkot

Dwelling With...

Dwelling Within: A Yoga Class for Sukkot

In celebration of Sukkot, Jewish yoga and mindfulness teacher Alison Waldman leads an integrated text study and gentle yoga flow.

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Sukkot

Sukkot

Good Soul Sha...

Good Soul Shabbat

Musical and interactive service with Rabbi Jesse and musicians Aaron Shneyer and Michal Bilick. Enjoy appetizers and drinks before the 7:00 pm service.

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Sukkot

Sukkot

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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Sukkot

Sukkot

Erev Shmini A...

Erev Shmini Atzeret

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Shmini Atzeret

Shmini Atzeret

Dancin’ in th...

Dancin’ in the Streets: A Simchat Torah Celebration

Sixth & I rabbis, Rabbi David Shneyer, Chazzan Larry Paul, and klezmer musicians lead us from the sanctuary to I Street to dance and sing with the Torah. Rhythm not required.

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Simchat Torah

Simchat Torah

Foy Vance: Th...

Foy Vance: The Tour

The Northern Irish singer-songwriter performs from his upcoming albums From Muscle Shoals and To Memphis, companion pieces that pay homage to Vance’s soul and Americana influences.

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Jonathan Safr...

Jonathan Safran Foer

In We Are the Weather, the bestselling author explores the climate crisis, arguing that only collective action will save our home and way of life.

In My Feelings

In My Feelings

From happiness and shame to love and anger, explore what Judaism has to say about all the feelings with Rabbi Aaron.

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Partnership A...

Partnership Against the Odds: Can Israelis and Palestinians Create a Shared Story?

News coverage about Israelis, Palestinians, Jews and Arabs is filled with narratives of right versus wrong. What happens when instead of perpetuating a culture of blame, those on each side of the conflict challenge themselves to listen and build? In a conversation moderated by Rabbi Shira, explore the challenges, opportunities, and outcomes with activists and creatives involved in unlikely partnerships, including Alon-Lee Green and Maisam Jaljuli of Standing Together, and Tawfik Abu-Wael and Joseph Cedar, two of the co-creators of the new HBO series “Our Boys.”

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Downtown Shabbat

Downtown Shabbat

A musical service led by Chazzan Larry Paul and musician Robyn Helzner. Open to all.

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David Bromber...

David Bromberg Big Band

A godfather of Americana and pioneer of “newgrass,” the multi-instrumentalist performs from The Blues, the Whole Blues, and Nothing But the Blues, inspired by the music Bromberg discovered in high school.

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“Modern Love”...

“Modern Love” Screening and Conversation

Screen an episode of the new Modern Love Amazon Original series, based on Deborah Copaken’s “Modern Love” essay, “When Cupid is a Prying Journalist.” Conversation with Copaken and Daniel Jones, editor of the “Modern Love” column at The New York Times, to follow.

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Eve Rodsky

Eve Rodsky

Offering a 21st-century solution to the age-old problem of women shouldering the brunt of domestic responsibilities, Fair Play identifies the 100 main tasks in any marriage in this combination how-to guide for couples and modern marriage manifesto.

Café Nite

Café Nite

Over dinner, MesorahDC offers Hebrew lessons, bar and bat mitzvah training, and study sessions.

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Finding My Re...

Finding My Religion: The Relevance of Judaism Today

In Here All Along, Sarah Hurwitz—former head speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama—recounts her journey to reconnect with Judaism and the profound insights she discovered along the way. During an interactive conversation, Hurwitz and Rabbi Aaron Potek discuss (and debate) the most exciting, important, challenging, and inspiring aspects of Judaism and talk about why it’s worth participating in this rich and complicated tradition.

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J.S. Ondara

J.S. Ondara

Hailed by Rolling Stone as “an invigorating new voice in American folk music,” the Nairobi-born singer-songwriter offers a fresh take on the American dream in his debut album, Tales of America.

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Friday Night ...

Friday Night Services with MesorahDC

Service with soulful melodies and contemporary insights. Separate seating for men and women during services.

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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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