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Office Closed...

Office Closed for Memorial Day

Sixth & I will be closed Monday, May 31 for Memorial Day. We will re-open on Tuesday, June 1 at 9:00 am.
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Morning Inten...

Morning Intention-Setting and Prayers

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

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Shabbat At Ho...

Shabbat At Home Resources

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

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At a Loss: A ...

At a Loss: A Grief Writing Workshop

Through journaling and discussion, explore how to put sadness into words and use writing as a means for processing grief in a workshop led by essayist Karen Paul.

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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 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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National Prid...

National Pride Shabbat

In solidarity with #StillWe Celebrate Pride 2021, Rabbi Aaron and the Sixth & I LGBTQIA Collective lead an inclusive service celebrating the diversity of DC Jewish life.

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Rise Again: T...

Rise Again: Tulsa and the Red Summer

Experience the world premiere virtual screening of Rise Again: Tulsa and the Red Summer. From award-winning journalist DeNeen Brown and acclaimed director Dawn Porter, the documentary film comes one hundred years after the two-day Tulsa Massacre in 1921 that led to the murder of hundreds of Black people and left thousands homeless and displaced.

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Amanda Kloots

Amanda Kloots

In Live Your Life: My Story of Loving and Losing Nick Cordero, Kloots—a host for CBS’s “The Talk” and a celebrity fitness trainer—reflects on life with her husband, a Broadway star and Tony-nominee whose public battle with Covid-19 and tragic death made headlines around the world.

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Basically Jewish

Basically Jewish

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

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Cheers to Rab...

Cheers to Rabbi Shira

Raise a glass to Rabbi Shira at this outdoor community happy hour.

Black Life an...

Black Life and National Memory with The Atlantic’s Inheritance Project

In a conversation for Juneteenth, contributors to The Atlantic’s “Inheritance” project about American history, Black life, and the resilience of memory share reflections on their writing to surface Black history that has been intentionally obscured, and shake our national memory.

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Morning Inten...

Morning Intention-Setting and Prayers

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

Happy Returns?

Happy Returns?

After more than a year of lockdowns and virtual social interactions, a return to our pre-pandemic “normal” lives may feel daunting, exhilarating, and anxiety-producing all at once. As we navigate this unfamiliar terrain, Rabbi Aaron offers some Jewish wisdom to provide helpful perspectives and frameworks for an intentional re-entry.

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Shabbat: Good...

Shabbat: Good Soul

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

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Shabbat: Day Off

Shabbat: Day Off

This come one, come all Shabbat offering led by Rabbi Shira and musician Aaron Shneyer has something for everyone. This month, we celebrate with the Adult B’nai Mitzvah Class of 5780 as they read from the Torah in a culmination of their years of Jewish study.

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But You’...

But You’re Still So Young: How Thirtysomethings Are Redefining Adulthood

In But You’re Still So Young, journalist Kayleen Schaefer employs data research and hundreds of interviews to reveal how today’s thirtysomethings are living their lives in ways that upend the traditional checklist of becoming an adult in American society. Hear from Schaefer, ask her questions, and spend time in breakout groups to reflect on how the book relates to your own experiences.

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Jewish Flavor...

Jewish Flavor: From Shouk to Table

Follow along as Chef Vered Guttman cooks up a modern Israeli feast featuring fresh seasonal ingredients.

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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 and reflect. Rabbi Aaron leads a few of the traditional morning prayers, shares a couple of kavvanot (intentions), and leads a short journaling exercise.

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.

How to Say Go...

How to Say Goodbye

From havdallah at the end of Shabbat to the prayer we say after a meal, Judaism asks us to mark the ending with as much ceremony as we do the beginning. In Rabbi Shira’s final class at Sixth & I, share personal stories and study Jewish texts on how to say goodbye, especially when the future is uncertain. Bring tissues.  

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Farewell Shab...

Farewell Shabbat for Rabbi Shira

As Rabbi Shira leads her last service at Sixth & I, bid her farewell and celebrate her impact on our community at a thoughtful, accessible, and radically welcoming service set to music from Aaron Shneyer,Jeff Geld, and Sarah Fredrick. 

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Bingo Night

Bingo Night

Feeling lucky? Compete for prizes including 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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