Rabbi Shira Stutman

As Sixth & I’s Senior Rabbi, Rabbi Shira focuses on making Jewish meaning and building Jewish community for young professionals. She graduated from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 2007, where she was a Wexner Graduate Fellow. She is an alumna of Columbia University and the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School.

Progressive Service

Prayerbook: Reconstructionist 

Led by Rabbi Shira Stutman and Chazzan David Goldstein

LOCATION: Calvary Baptist Church, 755 8th Street, NW

For those in their 20s and 30s

This service strives to create an atmosphere of inclusivity, joy, and spiritual connection by blending all the elements of a traditional High Holiday service with contemporary influences. Prayers are almost entirely in Hebrew and are transliterated.

We follow the traditional order of service, but do not recite all the prayers and instead supplement with contemporary English readings. The voices of young professionals are incorporated throughout the service. Whether you’re Jewish, Jew-ish, or just a fellow traveler, we want to get to know you and for you to feel part of our community. Welcome.

Progressive Service Schedule:

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

KOL NIDRE 
Tuesday, October 8 at 6:30 pm

YOM KIPPUR
Wednesday, October 9 at 9:30 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