Rabbi Jesse Paikin

At Sixth & I, Rabbi Jesse builds community through learning, prayer, and ritual. He received rabbinic ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. Before becoming a rabbi, he ran educational youth travel programs around the world. His undergraduate degree is from Toronto’s York University in philosophy, religion, and theater, and he has also studied at Yeshivat Hadar, the National Theatre School of Canada, University of Toronto, and New York University.

Good Soul Service

Prayerbook: Conservative, fully transliterated

Led by Rabbi Jesse Paikin and musicians Aaron Shneyer and Michal Bilick

LOCATION: Chinese Community Church – 500 I Street, NW

For those in their 20s and 30s

With a strong emphasis on music and personal spirituality, this service is for those who are looking for a blend of traditional and creative elements. Contemporary spiritual practices, including meditation and mindfulness, will be scattered throughout, and fresh takes on classic prayers will be provided in English. This service is designed to be accessible to those new to celebrating the High Holidays, as well as those who are familiar with the traditional service.

OurΒ machzor (High Holiday prayerbook) has great translations; all prayers are transliterated, where the Hebrew is rendered in English letters.

Good Soul Service Schedule:

EREV ROSH HASHANAH*
Sunday, September 29 at 7:00 pm

*LOCATION: Calvary Baptist Church

ROSH HASHANAH, FIRST DAY
Monday, September 30 at 9:00 am

KOL NIDRE
Tuesday, October 8 at 6:30 pm

YOM KIPPURΒ 
Wednesday, October 9 at 9:00 am

EVENING/NEILAH**
Wednesday, October 9 at 6:15 pm
Admission included with a Yom Kippur morning ticket purchase

**LOCATION: Sixth & I

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High Holiday Service Schedule

Erev Rosh Hashanah

Sunday, September 29

  • Traditional Service – 6:30 pm
  • Good Soul Service – 7:00 pm
  • MesorahDC Guided Service – 7:15 pm
  • Reform Service – 8:30 pm

Rosh Hashanah - First Day

Monday, September 30

  • Traditional Service – 9:00 am
  • Good Soul Service – 9:00 am
  • Progressive Service – 9:30 am
  • Reform Service – 10:00 am
  • MesorahDC Guided Service – 10:30 am
  • Sixth & Wee Service – 4:00 pm
  • Rosh Hashanah Express Service – 5:30 pm
  • MesorahDC Evening Service – 7:30 pm

Rosh Hashanah - Second Day

Tuesday, October 1

  • Traditional Service – 9:00 am
  • Alternative Rosh Hashanah Experience – 10:00 am
  • MesorahDC Guided Service – 10:30 am
  • Tashlich – 6:00 pm

Kol Nidre

Tuesday, October 8

  • Traditional Service – 6:15 pm
  • Good Soul Service – 6:30 pm
  • Progressive Service – 6:30 pm
  • MesorahDC Guided Service – 6:45 pm
  • Reform Service – 8:30 pm

Yom Kippur

Wednesday, October 9

  • Good Soul Service – 9:00 am
  • Traditional Service – 9:00 am
  • Progressive Service – 9:30 am
  • Reform Service – 10:00 am
  • MesorahDC Guided Service – 10:30 am
  • Sixth & Wee Service – 4:30 pm

Evening/Neilah

Wednesday, October 9

  • Reform Service – 4:30 pm
  • MesorahDC Guided Service – 6:00 pm
  • Combined Traditional, Progressive, and Good Soul Services – 6:15 pm