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Morning Inten...

Morning Intention-Setting and Prayers

Start the work day with meaning as we come together to (virtually) connect and reflect. Rabbi Shira and Aaron Shneyer lead a few of the traditional morning prayers and share kavvanot (intentions).

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Morning Mindf...

Morning Mindfulness & Gratitude

Rabbi Jesse leads a guided meditation, short morning blessings of gratitude, and some spiritual reflections from Jewish tradition to help set the tone for the rest of your day.

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POSTPONED: To...

POSTPONED: Today, Explained – Live

In a live recording of Vox’s daily explainer podcast, host Sean Rameswaram will interview a newsmaker, expert, or journalist about the most important stories of the day, week, or year.

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Morning Inten...

Morning Intention-Setting and Prayers

Start off the work day with some spiritual work as we come together to connect (virtually) and reflect. Rabbi Aaron leads a few of the traditional morning prayers, shares a couple of kavvanot (intentions) and leads a short journaling exercise.

Dating (or No...

Dating (or Not) During a Pandemic

Being single can be hard. Being single during a global pandemic can be even harder. Rabbi Aaron discusses the challenges and opportunities this moment presents in a conversation with the Lisa Bonos, dating and relationships writer for The Washington Post.

CANCELED: Wat...

CANCELED: Watkins Family Hour

Best known as members of the GRAMMY-Award winning bluegrass group Nickel Creek, siblings Sean and Sara Watkins keep it in the family on brother sister.

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Madame Gandhi

Madame Gandhi

Listed among Forbes Music 30 Under 30, Madame Gandhi is an artist and activist who has toured drumming for M.I.A, Thievery Corporation, Oprah Winfrey’s 2020 Vision Stadium Tour, and others. 

Shabbat at Ho...

Shabbat at Home Resources

On this first Friday of the month, our religious programming staff is welcoming Shabbat with their families, but we have plenty of resources to help you lead your own service.

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Shabbat: Day Off

Shabbat: Day Off

This come one, come all Shabbat offering has something for everyone, whether you’re looking to dive deep into the week’s teachings, get more acquainted with Saturday morning services, or introduce kids to Shabbat rituals. Lunch to follow.

Havdallah

Havdallah

Rabbi Jesse and Rabbi Stephanie Crawley of the Micah Storefront Project lead virtual havdallah, a weekly ritual that helps us transition out of Shabbat. Sing, connect, and share a few reflections as we begin a new week together.

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Morning Inten...

Morning Intention-Setting and Prayers

Start the work day with meaning as we come together to (virtually) connect and reflect. Rabbi Shira and Aaron Shneyer lead a few of the traditional morning prayers and share kavvanot (intentions).

Rabbi vs. Jed...

Rabbi vs. Jedi: Star Wars Through a Jewish Lens

On this unofficial nerd holiday of May the 4th, Rabbi Aaron leads a text-based exploration of the Jewish elements of the Star Wars films.

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Morning Mindf...

Morning Mindfulness & Gratitude

Rabbi Jesse leads a guided meditation, short morning blessings of gratitude, and some spiritual reflections from Jewish tradition to help set the tone for the rest of your day.

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Journalism in...

Journalism in the Time of COVID-19

What does it take to operate a virtual newsroom? In a conversation with Rabbi Shira Stutman, Jeffrey Goldberg, editor-in-chief of The Atlantic, unpacks what it means to run a media company right now—pulling back the curtain on what it takes, the stakes, and what has changed about media since the world turned upside down.

POSTPONED: Ru...

POSTPONED: Russell Howard

One of the U.K.’s most successful stand-up comedians, Howard brings his trademark blend of upbeat musings and razor-sharp wit.

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Morning Inten...

Morning Intention-Setting and Prayers

Start off the work day with some spiritual work as we come together to connect (virtually) and reflect. Rabbi Aaron leads a few of the traditional morning prayers, shares a couple of kavvanot (intentions) and leads a short journaling exercise.

CANCELED: Tor...

CANCELED: Tori Amos

Resistance: A Songwriter’s Story of Hope, Change, and Courage shares how the multiplatinum singer-songwriter has managed to create meaningful, politically resonant work against patriarchal power structures across her career.

Patience in a...

Patience in a Time of Uncertainty

As days blend together and the movement of time feels like it has morphed, it can be harder to both exercise patience in the face of anxiety, and also to know when it’s time for some righteous impatience. Together with Rabbi Jesse, explore some of the radical ideas Jewish spirituality offers about patience and learn some practices that can help cultivate a greater sense of balance.

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Cat Janice

Cat Janice

Broadcasted live from the artists’ living room, this show is part of Sixth & I’s new weekly concert series designed to shine a spotlight on the best local talent. Stream More +

POSTPONED: Ra...

POSTPONED: Rabbi Shira’s 10th Anniversary Shabbat

At this uplifting, spiritual, and musical service led by Rabbi Aaron and musician Aaron Shneyer, come together to pay tribute to a decade of Rabbi Shira’s impactful work and the radically welcoming environment she’s built at Sixth & I.

Shabbat: Brea...

Shabbat: Break Away

This virtual service led by Rabbi Aaron and musician Aaron Shneyer is lighter on prayer and has a less structured and more casual vibe than a traditional service.

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CANCELED: Ter...

CANCELED: Terry Riley & Gyan Riley

Known as the “Father of Minimalism,” revered composer and multi-instrumentalist Terry Riley performs with his son, guitarist Gyan Riley, to delve into classical minimalism, jazz, Indian ragas, and more.

Havdallah

Havdallah

Rabbi Shira leads virtual havdallah, a weekly ritual that helps us transition out of Shabbat. Sing, connect, and share a few reflections as we begin a new week together.

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Morning Inten...

Morning Intention-Setting and Prayers

Start the work day with meaning as we come together to (virtually) connect and reflect. Rabbi Shira and Aaron Shneyer lead a few of the traditional morning prayers and share kavvanot (intentions).

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Morning Mindf...

Morning Mindfulness & Gratitude

Rabbi Jesse leads a guided meditation, short morning blessings of gratitude, and some spiritual reflections from Jewish tradition to help set the tone for the rest of your day.

Sixth & ...

Sixth & I Virtual Trivia Night

From sports and pop culture to geography and politics, we’ll test your knowledge of it all from the comfort of your own homes.

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Hate of Pande...

Hate of Pandemic Proportions

In a conversation with Amy Spitalnick, Executive Director of Integrity First for America, and Rabbi Shira explore how far-right extremist groups are exploiting this pandemic to spread fear and hate online and off and learn about measures we can take to stop it and to protect ourselves and vulnerable populations.

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Morning Inten...

Morning Intention-Setting and Prayers

Start off the work day with some spiritual work as we come together to connect (virtually) and reflect. Rabbi Aaron leads a few of the traditional morning prayers, shares a couple of kavvanot (intentions) and leads a short journaling exercise.

Oh, for God&#...

Oh, for God’s Sake: Belief in a World of Suffering

Why do bad things happen to good people? What does it mean to believe in, not believe in, or feel angry at God during a time of great suffering and death? With Rabbi Jesse, dive into the Hebrew Bible’s Book of Job to explore these difficult questions.

VIRTUAL: John...

VIRTUAL: John Moe

In The Hilarious World of Depression, the host of the hit podcast of the same name brings depression’s universal themes to light, including struggles with identity, the challenges of work-life balance, and the lack of understanding of symptoms through his own personal story as well as insights from interviews with comics, musicians, and public figures who are among the millions who have experienced the disease.

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Lauren Calve

Lauren Calve

Broadcasted live from the artists’ living room, this show is part of Sixth & I’s new weekly concert series designed to shine a spotlight on the best local talent. Stream More +

Shabbat: Good...

Shabbat: Good Soul

Traditional and contemplative, this egalitarian service led by Rabbi Jesse offers a deep sense of focus and intention, aided by stirring music from Aaron Shneyer.

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CANCELED: Dan...

CANCELED: Danilo Pérez’s Global Messengers

The jazz piano master and UNESCO Artist for Peace leads an international sextet boasting musicians from Palestine, Greece, Jordan, and Panama with the goal of building community through music.

Havdallah

Havdallah

Rabbi Aaron leads virtual havdallah, a weekly ritual that helps us transition out of Shabbat. Sing, connect, and share a few reflections as we begin a new week together.

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POSTPONED: Sa...

POSTPONED: Satellite Sisters – Live

2020 marks 20 years of Satellite Sisters—the award-winning talk show that started on the radio and then became a pioneering podcast. After two decades, the Dolan sisters still have plenty to say about the lives of modern women. At this live recording, all five sisters—including hosts Liz, Julie and Lian, as well as sidekick sisters Monica and Sheila—share remembrances and recollections.

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Morning Inten...

Morning Intention-Setting and Prayers

Start the work day with meaning as we come together to (virtually) connect and reflect. Rabbi Shira and Aaron Shneyer lead a few of the traditional morning prayers and share kavvanot (intentions).

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Morning Mindf...

Morning Mindfulness & Gratitude

Rabbi Jesse leads a guided meditation, short morning blessings of gratitude, and some spiritual reflections from Jewish tradition to help set the tone for the rest of your day.

VIRTUAL: Symo...

VIRTUAL: Symone Sanders

In her rousing call to leadership, No, You Shut Up: Speaking Truth to Power and Reclaiming America, the senior advisor for former Vice President Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign rallies the young and the young at heart to find their authentic voice and use it to both fight ideological battles more effectively and to resist those who try to silence them.

Three Rabbis,...

Three Rabbis, Six Opinions

Participants will receive a Zoom link to the virtual class in their confirmation email, 48 hours, 2 hours, and 10 minutes before the class begins. Fleeing from a death sentence, More +
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Morning Inten...

Morning Intention-Setting and Prayers

Start off the work day with some spiritual work as we come together to connect (virtually) and reflect. Rabbi Aaron leads a few of the traditional morning prayers, shares a couple of kavvanot (intentions) and leads a short journaling exercise.

Jewish Flavor...

Jewish Flavor: A Very Shavuot Shabbat

The week before Shavuot, Chef Vered Guttman honors the Ashkenazi tradition of eating dairy dishes on the holiday by demonstrating how to make Israeli-style tiramisu, sweet potato and goat cheese tartine, and more.

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Annie Stokes

Annie Stokes

Broadcasted live from the artists’ living room, this show is part of Sixth & I’s new weekly concert series designed to shine a spotlight on the best local talent. Stream More +

Shabbat: Hit ...

Shabbat: Hit Reset

Blending contemporary and traditional elements, this inclusive service led by Rabbi Shira and musician Aaron Shneyer is designed to foster community in a thoughtful, accessible, and radically welcoming setting.

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Havdallah

Havdallah

Rabbi Jesse and Rabbi Stephanie Crawley of the Micah Storefront Project lead virtual havdallah, a weekly ritual that helps us transition out of Shabbat. Sing, connect, and share a few reflections as we begin a new week together.

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Administrativ...

Administrative Office Closed

Sixth & I’s office will be closed on Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day. We will re-open at 9:00 am on Tuesday, May 26.
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Morning Mindf...

Morning Mindfulness & Gratitude

Rabbi Jesse leads a guided meditation, short morning blessings of gratitude, and some spiritual reflections from Jewish tradition to help set the tone for the rest of your day.

VIRTUAL: Dr. ...

VIRTUAL: Dr. Vivek Murthy, 19th Surgeon General of the U.S.

In Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World, the former Surgeon General of the U. S. illustrates the importance of human connection, the hidden impact of loneliness on our health, and the social power of community. Dr. Murthy will speak with Rabbi Aaron about loneliness among those in their 20s and 30s and the role of communal and faith institutions in combatting this public health issue during this global crisis and beyond.

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Erev Shavuot

Erev Shavuot

Morning Mindf...

Morning Mindfulness & Gratitude

Rabbi Jesse leads a guided meditation, short morning blessings of gratitude, and some spiritual reflections from Jewish tradition to help set the tone for the rest of your day.

The TEN: An A...

The TEN: An Alternative Shavuot Experience

Celebrate The TEN, our innovative take on the holiday of Shavuot. This thought-provoking evening will feature a conversation with The Art of Gathering author Priya Parker and Rabbi Shira on the power of gathering, the role of religion and faith in building meaningful community, and reflections on what this moment might mean for how we choose to gather moving forward. Following the discussion, stay for a full night of virtual learning and fun.

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The TEN: An A...

The TEN: An Alternative Shavuot Experience

Celebrate The TEN, our innovative take on the holiday of Shavuot. This thought-provoking evening will feature a conversation with The Art of Gathering author Priya Parker and Rabbi Shira on the power of gathering, the role of religion and faith in building meaningful community, and reflections on what this moment might mean for how we choose to gather moving forward. Following the discussion, stay for a full night of virtual learning and fun.

Shavuot

Shavuot

Administrativ...

Administrative Office Closed

Sixth & I’s office will be closed on Friday, May 29 for Shavuot. We will re-open at 9:00 am on Monday, June 1.
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Havdallah

Havdallah

Rabbi Shira leads virtual havdallah, a weekly ritual that helps us transition out of Shabbat. Sing, connect, and share a few reflections as we begin a new week together.

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Morning Inten...

Morning Intention-Setting and Prayers

Start the work day with meaning as we come together to (virtually) connect and reflect. Rabbi Shira and Aaron Shneyer lead a few of the traditional morning prayers and share kavvanot (intentions).

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Morning Mindf...

Morning Mindfulness & Gratitude

Rabbi Jesse leads a guided meditation, short morning blessings of gratitude, and some spiritual reflections from Jewish tradition to help set the tone for the rest of your day.

Building a Pa...

Building a Parent Community in Quarantine

Rabbi Shira and Miriam Szubin, Director of the Parenting Center at the Edlavitch DCJCC lead a wide-ranging workshop for new parents and parents-to-be, touching on subjects like reconfigured relationships, managing uncertainty, Jewish lifecycle rituals, and creating virtual and socially distanced support networks.

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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

As many of us are feeling the pressure to use our extra free time productively, the personal improvement industry is more popular than ever. But is self-help actually helpful? Jewish spirituality is grounded in the idea that we grow not just for the sake of personal achievement, but out of a deep connection to each other and the universe. With Rabbi Jesse, learn about the secrets of the Jewish growth mindset and what helping ourselves really means.

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Morning Inten...

Morning Intention-Setting and Prayers

Start off the work day with some spiritual work as we come together to connect (virtually) and reflect. Rabbi Aaron leads a few of the traditional morning prayers, shares a couple of kavvanot (intentions) and leads a short journaling exercise.

Sixth & ...

Sixth & I Virtual Trivia Night

From sports and pop culture to geography and politics, we’ll test your knowledge of it all from the comfort of your own homes.

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CANCELED: The...

CANCELED: The North Country: Solo Set

As the bandleader, guitarist, and lead vocalist for DC-based experimental pop ensemble The North Country, Andrew Grossman blends polyphonic psychedelia, soulful indie-rock compositions, and classic American songwriting.

Shabbat at Ho...

Shabbat at Home Resources

On this first Friday of the month, our religious programming staff is welcoming Shabbat with their families, but we have plenty of resources to help you lead your own service.

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Shabbat: Day Off

Shabbat: Day Off

This come one, come all Shabbat offering has something for everyone, whether you’re looking to dive deep into the week’s teachings, get more acquainted with Saturday morning services, or introduce kids to Shabbat rituals.

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