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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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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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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.

To Zoom or No...

To Zoom or Not To Zoom: Jewish Community in a Pandemic

Jewish communities across the world have been forced to adapt to our new socially distant reality, but is moving everything online actually the best approach? Join what promises to be a lively debate between Rabbi Aaron and Rabbi Jon Leener of the Prospect Heights Shul and Base: BKLYN.

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VIRTUAL: Stac...

VIRTUAL: Stacey Abrams

Abrams, who ran as the Democratic nominee for governor in Georgia in 2018, offers a blueprint to end voter suppression, empower citizens, and take back our country in Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America. A recognized expert on fair voting and civic engagement, Abrams chronicles how the right to vote and the principle of democracy have been and continue to be under attack and offers concrete solutions and inspiration to stand up for who we are—now.

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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.

Myth-busting ...

Myth-busting Judaism

Phrases like “tikkun olam” and “the chosen people” are ubiquitous in Jewish life, but we often don’t know the hidden meanings and real-life implications of these ideas. In this class with Rabbi Jesse, unpack the surprising meaning of some of Judaism’s most well-known and lesser-known teachings, and explore the significance of these often misunderstood ideas.

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OG Lullabies

OG Lullabies

The DC-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is known for merging eclectic orchestrations into a new jazz.

National Prid...

National Pride Shabbat

In solidarity with Pride 2020 Reimagined, Rabbi Aaron, Rabbi Avi Strausberg of Hadar, and Sixth & I’ers lend their voices to an inclusive service celebrating the diversity of DC Jewish life.

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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).

Jewish Sexual...

Jewish Sexual Ethics for Single People

Rabbi Aaron leads a two-part series that will cover topics from casual sex to ghosting to pornography.

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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: John...

VIRTUAL: John Dickerson

In The Hardest Job in the World, the “60 Minutes” correspondent asserts that the American presidency has become an almost impossible job. Drawing on historical research and interviews, he writes about presidents in history and contemporary times to show why we need to reevaluate how we view the presidency, how we choose our presidents, and what we expect from them once they are in office.

Hot Topic: Ma...

Hot Topic: May I Vote for a Tainted Candidate?

Rabbi Shira leads this wide-ranging text study and conversation about what happens when our ideals crash head-on into reality, and we’re forced to make difficult decisions about who to support.

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VIRTUAL: Davi...

VIRTUAL: David Litt

In Democracy in One Book or Less: How It Works, Why It Doesn’t, and Why Fixing It Is Easier Than You Think, the former White House speechwriter combines first-person reporting with deep dives into history and political science to lay out a blueprint of achievable solutions for restoring a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.

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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.

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Knyves Escobar

Knyves Escobar

Brought up on the music of Tito Puente and Earth, Wind & Fire, the DC-based R&B artist and cellist creates music to reflect on painful situations and inspire and connect with others.

Juneteenth Ka...

Juneteenth Kabbalat Shabbat

In lieu of our regular Good Soul Shabbat service, celebrate Juneteenth and Shabbat with Rabbi Sandra Lawson and Rabbi Isaama Goldstein-Stoll.

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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).

Sixth & ...

Sixth & I Virtual Bingo Night

Feeling lucky? Compete for prizes including restaurant delivery gift cards and tickets to future Sixth & I events during a virtual bingo night. Cards will be provided; no chips required.

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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.

Jewish Flavor...

Jewish Flavor: Pastry Party

If you’ve had your fill of banana bread during stay-at home-orders, switch things up as Chef Vered Guttman demonstrates how to make Jewish baked delicacies from around the world including gozleme (Turkish stuffed flat bread), kubaneh (Yemenite Shabbat bread), and halva and chocolate babka.

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Six Picks: Ic...

Six Picks: Iconic Jewish Cultural Moments

“The West Wing” star Joshua Malina and Rabbi Shira share their all-time Jewish cultural moments in a conversation moderated by Hrishikesh Hirway, host of the podcasts “Song Exploder” and “The West Wing Weekly.”

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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.

Racial Justic...

Racial Justice Reading Group

The murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arberry, Breonna Taylor and too many others once again lay bare the fact that racism in our country is systemic and endemic, and eradicating it will necessitate profound legislative and cultural change. But how? In order for us to effect true change, we need to know our history. Join Rabbi Shira for a book group to read and discuss The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander.

The World’s L...

The World’s Largest Book Club

Surprise: the world’s largest book club is made up of a group of Jews reading a 1,500-year-old ancient Persian text that’s 5,422 pages. Every day, Jews around the world pick More +
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CANCELED: Anj...

CANCELED: Anjali Taneja

The Washington, DC-based singer-songwriter seamlessly blends soulful beats with silken vocal textures fueled by an upbringing in South Asian classical music and R&B.

The North Cou...

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.

Farewell Shab...

Farewell Shabbat for Rabbi Jesse

As Rabbi Jesse leads his last service at Sixth & I, bid him farewell and celebrate his impact on our community at a traditional and contemplative service set to stirring music from musician Aaron Shneyer.

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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).

We Matter: Bl...

We Matter: Black and Jewish in America

Sixth & I’s Mosaic Collective, a new community-led group for racially and ethnically diverse Jews, hosts a conversation featuring April N. Baskin, Racial Justice Director of the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable, and Tarece L. Johnson, Ed.D, co-founder of Multicultural Jews. At this critical time in our country, they’ll discuss navigating dual identities, what the Black Lives Matter movement means to them, and how the Jewish community and young professionals can be advocates for and take action to pursue racial justice.

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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.

Rabbi Jesse&#...

Rabbi Jesse’s Favorite Teachings

In his last class at Sixth & I, Rabbi Jesse shares some of his favorite teachings from the Torah and Jewish tradition, from nuggets of daily wisdom to the really big, “cosmic” ideas about spirituality and the meaning and significance of our life in the universe.

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What it Takes...

What it Takes: How to Read Hebrew

In this introductory-level class, demystify the Hebrew alphabet as you learn the letters, vowels, and some words commonly found in Jewish life.

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Administrativ...

Administrative Office Closed

Sixth & I’s office will be closed on Friday, July 3 for Independence Day. We will re-open at 9:00 am on Monday, July 6.

Shabbat at Ho...

Shabbat at Home Resources

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

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